Virgin Australia today revealed a series of major enhancements to its facilities at Sydney Airport’s Domestic terminal (T2) and Melbourne Airports’ Domestic Terminal 3.

The enhancements at Sydney Airport include a new state-of-the-art lounge and a significant upgrade to its dedicated pier within the terminal. The new architecturally designed lounge will stretch over two levels, doubling the existing size of the Sydney lounge and providing sweeping views of Botany Bay and beyond. Virgin Australia’s Pier A at Terminal 2 will be refurbished internally and expanded to accommodate larger aircraft.

Virgin Australia currently process 8 million passengers a year through its Sydney terminal.  The pier expansion will  allow Virgin Australia to provide additional flights, with more positions for narrow and wide body aircraft.

Virgin Australia will upgrade T3  at Melbourne Domestic Airport, building on recent enhancements including a new lounge, valet parking and priority security screening.  The upgrade in Melbourne will commence in May 2012.

The enhancements at Sydney and Melbourne domestic airports are expected to be completed by the end of 2012. for full media release.