Signs of aviation activity as Qantas reopens domestic airport lounges

Qantas has reopened a number of its domestic and regional lounges today as the country eases its state-based restrictions.

The lounges have been closed for more than three months while the vast majority of domestic and international flights were grounded due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Qantas will reopen its lounges in phases starting with 11 of its 35 Australian domestic lounges which will include new health measures such as caps on guest numbers, disposable coffee cups and the removal of buffets.

“We’re really pleased to welcome our Frequent Flyers back to our lounges across the country and get more of our people back to work,” said Qantas chief customer officer Stephanie Tully said.

“We’ve already rolled out some service changes on board for everyone’s wellbeing and now we’re announcing some changes to the lounge experience as well.”