Fiji Airways, like Hawaiian Airlines, is one of the true designer Pacific airlines and the perfect one-stop carrier to connect Australasia to the west coast of the US (or perhaps just for a luxury holiday in Fiji).
We’ve been great champions of the brand since its brand refresh a few years ago, however, as we mentioned in our trip report a few years ago the ground product needed improvement in LAX. The older lounge was dated, and windowless making for a less than impressive start to the journey.
However, Business Class guests travelling out of or through Los Angeles Airport (LAX) are set to receive an upgrade. Fiji Airways’ Business Class and eligible Tabua Club passengers now have access to the stylish One World Lounge ran by Qantas, located on Level 5 of the Tom Bradley International Terminal featuring stylish interiors and dining inspired by contemporary Californian culture.
The communal fireplace, a central glass atrium providing natural light and space is a natural improvement on Fiji Airways’ previous experience. Guests have to try Neil Perry-designed menus based on Qantas signature favourites with flavours and ingredients inspired by multicultural California.
Mr. Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways’ Managing Director & CEO, commented: “We are thrilled to announce our upgraded lounge at LAX as part of our series of continued enhancements we are making for our guests. With the continued growth of Business Class passengers from North America, our priority as Fiji Airways is to offer the best experience possible, and the move to a new luxury lounge at LAX will allow us to continue these efforts.”
Access to the One World Lounge will be offered exclusively to Fiji Airways guests seated in Business Class and eligible Tabua Club Members. These guests may enter the lounge three (3) hours prior to their scheduled departure time and must be an adult over 21 years of age or accompanied by one.
This lounge, with the other Qantas lounges in the US and Hong Kong Airlines lounge in HKG now means Fiji Airways has a strong designer-led lounge network to match it’s boutique long-haul destinations.