Swissport opens premium lounge at Perth Airport

In partnership with Perth Airport, Swissport is opening the Aspire Lounge Terminal 1, the first pay-per-use international lounge in Western Australia, on March 10, 2022.

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. It features comfortable seating, fully accessible shower facilities and baby change facilities, multiple dining and bar options, charging stations and a host of other facilities for working or relaxing.

The showcase Aspire lounge has been designed to reflect the community and culture of Western Australia and will include artwork and installations by local artists, as well as local produce, wines, and beers. There’s even a giant quokka, a type of wallaby, for a perfect departing photo opportunity.

Passengers can pre-book lounge tickets online via the Perth Airport website for AU$66 per visit or there’s a walk-up rate of AU$77. Priority Pass members will also have access, along with participating credit card programmes and airline partners. Initial opening hours will reflect key partner airline schedules, which are likely to be limited in the first few months after borders open, but will increase over time. 

Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown said: “Pay-per-use lounges are becoming more popular at international airports both interstate and around the world. They provide passengers, regardless of what air ticket they have, with a dedicated space to relax, refresh and recharge before a long flight. We believe this will be the best lounge of its type in Australia.”

The Perth Airport Aspire Lounge Terminal 1 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. New Aspire lounges are opening over the coming months in Europe, Canada, the US and Asia