For quite some time Fiji Airways had been viewed as a daggy Pacific Island airline with its odd beige interiors and lacklustre service. If you had the option of flying something else you would take it. Fast forward from its Air Pacific days to today and one can see the real inroads the company has taken since 2012 to make the national carrier great again.
Case in point is the newly launched Fiji Airways’ Business Class Lounge that can host up to 200 passengers. It may not have the pedigree of the middle eastern airlines and their class leasing lounges but the new space is head and shoulders above the previous incarnation which was at the end of its service life.
Guests are treated to a slice of the traditional Fijian markets with the addition of a ‘bean cart’ – usually found on the streets of Fiji selling sweet and savoury snacks. The lounge also boasts a spa, with private massage rooms for treatments such as a dream flight aromatherapy massage with prices varying from FJD$25 to FJD$99 each.
Those travelling with kids will find the designated children’s area Lailai Land a godsend as it comes with a fully qualified nanny.
The lounge can be access by the following Fiji Airways business class passengers and Tabua Club members. Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold, Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers prior to Fiji Airways flights and Priority Pass members travelling with any airline.
For those not so fortunate to have access but enjoy expensive taste can enjoy a couple of hours of opulence in the lounge for FJD$99.