Virgin Australia today announced Mackay as the second destination
in line to get the companies new Domestic Business Class service.
Virgin Australia will operate the service by the end of this
year on one of their new Boeing 737-800 that was featured at the Virgin
Australia launch event earlier this month, which features 8
business class seats configured in a 2-2 seating configuration, and will
feature luxury leather seating, inflight entertainment options restaurant quality gourmet meals inspired by Luke
Along with the new Virgin Australia Business Class service Mackay
will also see the first Virgin Australia Lounge, which is also slated to be
opened by the end of 2011.
Virgin Australias Mackay lounge will feature:
- 260m² in size
- lounge seating for up to 70 Guests
- Premium Luke Mangan designed refreshments
- A premium selection of beverages
- Business services including complimentary WiFi, power, PC and printer
- Entertainment and relaxation with newspapers, premium magazine titles and a
Panasonic high definition
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director John Borghetti stated “Mackay is an extremely important market for
Virgin Australia. It is the gateway to many of Australia’s most popular tourist
destinations and also boasts a strong mining industry which attracts business
“We are in the process
of rolling out our new Business Class product across our Boeing 737 fleet.
Travellers to and from Mackay will be able to experience new levels of comfort
and in-flight service before the end of 2011.
“The new Business
Class product offers Guests luxury leather seating, contemporary interior
design, high quality in-flight products and gourmet food inspired by Luke Mangan,”