Qantas has opened a new Club lounge at Rockhampton airport in Australia’s central Queensland.

The new facility replaces the group’s previous Club at the airport, which closed in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The new Club has double the capacity, with seating for up to 65 guests, and offers views of the tarmac, with features including wifi, dedicated work areas, Australian beer and wines, “a selection of sweet treats and savoury snacks”, and artwork by local indigenous artist Brandon Butler.

The lounge is open one hour prior to each Qantas operated service, for Qantas Club members, as well as customers with Gold, Platinum and Platinum One Frequent Flyer status, and eligible Oneworld members.

Qantas operates 48 weekly flights to Rockhampton from Brisbane and Mackay using the airline’s fleet of Q400 and Boeing 717 aircraft, under its Qantas Link brand.

The new Club is part of Qantas’ renewed investment in its regional lounges, which also includes a new business lounge at Adelaide’s domestic airport, a redeveloped facility at Port Hedland airport, and plans to redesign and expand its existing lounge at Auckland International airport.

Commenting on the opening QantasLink CEO John Gissing said:

“The space has been designed with business and leisure travellers in mind. While we expect the lounge will be well utilised by business travellers, it’s also opening just in time for the peak Christmas travel period for our leisure Qantas Club members and tiered frequent flyers.”