American Express has opened its second lounge facility in Australia, located in the Satellite Level Departures area within Terminal 2 at Melbourne airport.

The 2,800 square foot lounge features food and beverage including a barista coffee service, wifi, computer and printing facilities, local and international newspapers and magazines, and flight information screens.

The new facility is located next to the Plaza Premium lounge (which also opened this week), with which it shares bathroom facilities. There are currently no shower facilities, but it is understood these are being added and will open later this year.

The new Melbourne lounge joins the existing facility at Sydney airport, located next to Gate 24 within the International Departures area at Terminal 1.

Both lounges are open daily between 0600 and 2300, for eligible American Express cardholders. Platinum and Centurion cardholders get unlimited access, and can take two guests in with them.

The lounges are part of the American Express Global Lounge Collection, which includes over 1,100 lounges across 120 countries – more information on the collection can be found at