Aviation services company Swissport International has opened the first Australian lounge at Perth Airport’s (PER) Terminal 2 under its global Aspire brand.
This comes after the company’s recent takeover of No1 Lounges with airport lounges in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
The new lounge extends the company’s lounge network in the Asia Pacific region, marking its fourth lounge in Australia.
Established in collaboration with Perth Airport, it is open to all travellers leaving from Terminal 2.
This terminal currently accommodates regional and charter flights operated by Rex, Virgin Australia and Alliance Airlines.
Swissport Australasia managing director Brad Moore said: “We are excited to bring our renowned Aspire lounge brand to Perth Airport. It will make travelling for our guests as relaxing as possible. Our lounge products are carefully designed to meet the unique and evolving needs of our airport and airline partners.
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“The remote area workers that frequent Perth’s Terminal 2 will have access to a peaceful new space for socialising and dining, adding some extra comforts to the start of their journey.”
This new Aspire lounge can house 120 guests and is said to offer ‘unique and carefully selected’ food and drink options.
It provides free Wi-Fi, televisions, charging facilities, digital magazines and newspapers.
In a statement, the company said: “On the occasion of the lounge opening, a special entry price of $22 is available for August, with standard pricing at $44 if purchased online ($49.50 walk-up). Corporate rates are available through resourcing companies and salary packing providers.”
Later this year, a second Aspire lounge will be launched at the airport’s Terminal 1.
It will be situated on level 3 of Terminal 1, linked to the international departures area and near the boarding gates.
Under its Aspire brand, the company manages 54 lounges at over 30 airports in 13 nations.
In May, Swissport secured a five-year contract from British airline group easyJet at Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER).