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Qantas business lounge members get free Wi-Fi service

Service rolled out by Optus to 40 lounges around Australia
Qantas business lounge members get free Wi-Fi service

Qantas has teamed up with Optus to offer free Wi-Fi to the airline’s Club, Qantas First and Business Lounge customers at 20 airports around Australia.

The service is available at domestic and international terminals in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Regional areas have not been forgotten with airports in Alice Springs, Broome, Coffs Harbour, Cairns, Karratha, Kalgoorlie, Launceston, Mackay, Port Headland, Townsville and Rockhampton also offering free Wi-Fi to Qantas Lounge customers. In total, 40 lounges in Australia now have the service.

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According to Qantas Domestic CEO Lyell Strambi, the airline was committed to providing passengers with the “best experience” from the time they arrive at an airport to leaving the airport at their destination.

"The feedback from Qantas frequent flyers and regular customers who have used Optus Wi-Fi in our lounges has been overwhelmingly positive,” he said in a statement.

According to Optus, the Wi-Fi rollout began in November 2011 with Sydney Airport’s T3 domestic terminal and finished in October 2012 at Canberra Airport.

The service is supplied by Optus Business and ICT services company Alphawest as part of a five-year managed services contract.

Optus has been contacted for comment by CIO Australia.

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