Western Australians will have the opportunity to experience a new world-class lounge, no matter their class of travel, following the opening of the Perth Airport Aspire Lounge Terminal 1 – the first pay-per-use international lounge in the state.
The brand-new lounge, built by Swissport’s Aspire in partnership with Perth Airport, is set to open shortly after the re-opening of the Western Australian border.
Set in the airport’s former Control Centre on level 3 of Terminal 1, the lounge will provide travellers leaving the country with panoramic views of the airfield and Perth city skyline, as well as easy access to the international departures area and boarding gates.
Built in partnership with Perth Airport, the showpiece Aspire lounge has been designed to reflect the community and culture of Western Australia. It will include artwork and installations by local artists, local produce, wines, and beers – and a giant quokka for a perfect departing photo opportunity.
Kevin Brown Perth Airport CEO said the new luxury lounge was a fantastic new feature for passengers as international leisure travel returns.
“Pay-per-use lounges are becoming more popular at international airports both interstate and around the world,” Brown said.
“They provide passengers, regardless of what air ticket they have, a dedicated space to relax, refresh and recharge before a long flight.
“International travellers from Perth Airport have never had a pay-per-use lounge option, but the wait will be more than worth it. We believe this will be the best lounge of its type in Australia. Western Australians deserve it,” Brown remarked.
Swissport Australasia Managing Director Brad Moore said through Aspire, more travellers will be able to have a relaxing start to their journeys.
“Perth locals will enjoy the panoramic views of their airport and surrounds with rich colours, luxury fittings, giving travellers a perfect start to their journeys. West Australians have missed international travel for more than two years and as Australians start flying overseas, many of them will be thinking about how they can make their journeys as memorable as possible.
“Our aim is to leave a strong, lasting impression on visitors, with so many comfortable spaces, local flavours, and experiences designed to surprise and delight.
“The opening of the Perth Airport international Aspire lounge at T1 marks an important milestone in the expansion of our global lounge network and in our growth in Asia-Pacific.”
The country’s newest Aspire lounge is due to open on 10 March 2022. Passengers will be able to pre-book their lounge tickets online via the Perth Airport website for $66 per visit or a walk-up rate of $77. Priority Pass members will also be granted access along with participating credit card programs and airline partners.
Aspire PER T1’s initial opening hours will reflect key partner airline schedules which are likely to be limited in the first few months after borders open and will grow over time.
The lounge is Swissport’s fifth in Australia, after opening the Perth Airport Aspire Lounge Terminal 2 in August 2021 for domestic travellers and re-opening The House by Aspire lounges in Sydney and Melbourne in February 2022. My Lounge by Aspire at Brisbane Airport will re-open in coming months.