Fiji Airways opens new lounge at Nadi Airport

by James Wilkinson

Fiji Airways has unveiled its brand new, state-of-the-art business class lounge at Nadi International Airport.

Following 12 months of design and development, the Fiji Airways Premier Lounge is a first-of-its-kind for the region complete with a number of special features including chef-inspired menus, baristas, luxury spa, nanny service and the exclusive ‘Fiji Bean Cart’.

The 200-seat lounge offers a world class lounge experience along with a dedicated family area, a Quiet Zone and a Media Room which doubles as a private meeting space.

It is one of the first lounges in the Australasian region to have a designated children’s room called Lailai Land, which comes complete with a fully qualified Fijian Nanny – an offering Fiji resorts are famous for.

With a nanny on offer to look after the kids, parents can relax in the lounge with the glass-panelled children’s playroom visible from the family area.

For food and refreshments, the lounge includes a full-service kitchen and a buffet offering local and international cuisine, plus a dining area, barista and bar.

The barista will offer guests freshly made coffee in the morning, and the exclusive Fiji Airways’ Signature Cocktails will be available in the evening. The self-service bar, with a selection of award-winning wines, local and international beers and soft drinks, is available throughout the day.

Fiji Airways’ new Nadi Airport lounge is ideal spot for a meal pre-flight

Fiji Airways is also offering a unique Fijian twist on the trend of food trucks with the Fiji Bean Cart situated in the lounge. Fiji Bean Carts are an iconic part of Fijian life, selling savoury and sweet snacks at markets and bus terminals in every town in the country. The Fiji Bean Cart at the lounge will give guests the chance to sample an array of local delicacies.

The Fiji Airways Premier Lounge will also feature a Business Centre, along with a number of charging stations and data ports throughout the 887-square-metre space.

Other notable elements of the lounge include a live greenery wall and a constellation of stars on the ceiling representing the Fijian summer and winter skies.

A pay-for-use spa is also available to all guests offering express treatments to guests looking to get a last touch of luxury on their trip. The spa service will also be open to non-lounge guests via an external entrance.

The Fiji Airways Premier Lounge will be open for all Business Class guests and the airline’s Tabua Club members travelling on Fiji Airways international flights from Nadi International Airport. Economy Class and other airline passengers can also access the lounge for a fee of FJD$99 or USD$49.

Fiji Airways flies twice daily from Sydney, daily from Brisbane, twice weekly from Adelaide and five times a week from Melbourne, with onward connections to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Honolulu.

The airline also codeshares with Qantas for passengers wishing to travel from other Australian airports. Earlier this month, the airline announced a new direct service between Fiji and Japan.