The Qantas Group this morning released their 2018 financial year results, posting a staggering full-year net profit of $980 million.While reporting this record-breaking profit, Qantas also announced a significant, continued investment in their global lounge improvement program. Qantas has committed to upgrading and improving a total of six lounges in the near future. This will include:
- upgraded and expanded Sydney International Qantas First Lounge (with a refurbishment of the Sydney International Qantas Business Lounge already underway)
- updated Qantas Tokyo Narita Lounge
- refresh of the Qantas Auckland Lounge
- expanded Brisbane International Qantas Lounge, and
- upgrades to the Qantas Tamworth Regional Lounge and Hobart Qantas Club.
Qantas’ commitment to continued upgrades and improvements across their domestic and international lounge networks is sure to be welcomed by frequent travellers. In our opinion, the upgrade to the Qantas Auckland Lounge – a tired space long maligned by trans-Tasman travellers – can’t come soon enough.
In addition to investing in lounge improvements, Qantas will continue to a rollout of free inflight Wi-Fi on the Qantas domestic network, and is embarking on a much needed major upgrade of A380 cabins.