Virgin Australia is closing its lounge at Adelaide Airport next week to allow for construction works as part of a wider terminal expansion project at the airport. As part of the expansion project, a new “state-of-the-art” Virgin Australia Lounge will open in the terminal in April 2020.
The current lounge will operate until Tuesday 25 February, after which there will be a temporary ‘pop-up’ space for eligible guests. According to the info on Virgin’s website, the temporary lounge will be located near gates 15 and 16, and the following facilities and services will be available:
- Self-serve cold, “time of the day appropriate” Grab and Go items
- Barista coffee, tea, and soft drinks
- Alcoholic beverages from 11am
- National newspapers available to take onboard
Bathroom facilities will not be available inside the pop-up lounge, however airport facilities are located nearby.
The following passengers will have access from 90 minutes prior to their Virgin Australia-operated flight:
- Business Class customers (no guests permitted)
- Velocity Platinum members (2 adults and 2 children guests permitted)
- Velocity Gold members and Virgin Australia Lounge members (1 adult and 2 children guests permitted).
Note that guests must be departing on the same flight as the eligible passenger in order to get in.
The following lounge access arrangements are excluded from the pop-up space:
- Access on arrival benefit
- Single use passes including Silver Velocity passes, American Express passes and charge cards, Virgin Money passes, ANZ passes, and Westpac passes
- Partner Airline eligible members.
The new lounge opening in April will be larger than the current space, and reportedly it will showcase a new design concept that’s noticeably different to Virgin’s existing lounges. More information about the new space should be released soon.
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