Take a look inside Karratha’s new Qantas Lounge

Tom ZaunmayrPilbara News
VideoQantas' new lounge at the Karratha Airport opened to the public today, May 18. Audio: Vault15/Freesound.org

Doors to Qantas’ new lounge at the Karratha Airport have been thrown open today for the first time.

The lounge was constructed by Karratha Building, is about three times larger than the previous facility and is located on the upper floor of the airport.

Qantas WA regional manager Julian Barry said he expected usage of the 80-seat lounge to be high.

“As the only airline to offer a lounge at Karratha Airport, the new space is a great value-add for travellers from the Pilbara community as well as the important Fly-in Fly-out market,” he said.

“I don’t think we will have any problem filling it that is for sure.

Mr Barry said the dress code in place across Qantas lounges would be in place for Karratha as well.

City of Karratha Deputy Mayor John Lally said the lounge was a far cry from the old “inappropriate” space.

“I just think it says a lot for the confidence of the area that Qantas can expend this amount of money to build this nice lounge,” he said.

“It has to be the best view in WA, and as they say it looks like being their best regional lounge.”

A selection of food and premium Australian beer and wine will be offered, as well as a hosted experience during flight departures. Customers will also enjoy quiet spaces to work and relax, complimentary Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines and Foxtel.

Karratha is Qantas’ second busiest port in WA after Perth, with 43 return flights per week between Perth and Karratha.

The lounge is open to customers travelling in business, eligible frequent flyers, Qantas Club members and oneworld members.

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