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Travel Surge: Virgin Australia Opens Two Pop-Up Lounges In Melbourne

Virgin Australia has today unveiled two temporary 'pop-up' lounges in Melbourne to cope with the recent surge in travel demand while its main lounge undergoes renovations.

Virgin Australia has today unveiled two temporary ‘pop-up’ lounges in Melbourne to cope with the recent surge in travel demand while its main lounge undergoes renovations.

Virgin Australia has opened two temporary new lounges at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport to relieve overcrowding and offer passengers a place to relax while its main lounge remains closed for renovation.

So who’s eligible for which pop-up lounge?

Virgin Australia The Club members, Velocity Platinum and Virgin Australia Business Class guests will all be eligible to enjoy the Temporary Lounge, located in the Club Lounge space.

Meanwhile, Velocity Gold, Velocity Silver single-use entry passes, Virgin Australia Lounge members, eligible partner airline guests, and eligible credit card partners can enjoy the Temporary pop-up Lounge, located adjacent to AFL Kitchen & Bar.

Tell me more…

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Pic: Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia says it’s decided to continuing its investment in the products and services its passengers love.

In a recent announcement to Velocity members, Jayne Hrdlicka, Virgin Australia CEO said she is pleased to share that renovation works to the airline’s ‘fixed’ Lounges in Melbourne are well underway and she anticipates completion mid-year.

Operating hours for the temporary Melbourne lounges will remain unchanged, opening 60 minutes prior to the departure of VA’s first flight each day and closing at the departure of its last flight each day.

The food and beverage offering in each Lounge will be similar, with an added ‘grab and go’ option available in the new pop-up Lounge.

“And of course, our friendly team will be on hand to offer you the fantastic Virgin Australia service you love.”

Talking of food, Virgin Australia is also excited to announce that a new menu containing freshly made sandwiches, salads, wraps and healthy snacks has launched in its Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide lounges.

The new menu will roll out in the airline’s temporary Melbourne lounges, followed by its lounges in Gold Coast and Perth by mid-May.

“Freshly prepared on-site, the menus are just some of the new and exciting products you’ll see when you travel with Virgin Australia over the next few months, and already, we have received some really positive feedback on the changes we’ve made,” said Jayne Hrdlicka, Virgin Australia CEO.

Lounges of the future

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Virgin Australia Lounge Adelaide

In February the airline opened its Lounge of the future at Adelaide. Designed by Brisbane’s WMK Architecture, the 283-seat Adelaide Lounge is a large, light-filled space, complete with ambient lighting, bright greenery and Australian sustainable furniture and a central walkway leading guests to numerous dining and seating areas.

The airline says all future Virgin Australia Lounge refurbishments around the domestic network will be done in line with this new and fresh design thinking.

We can’t wait to see the rest of them.