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Optus completes Wi-Fi rollout in Qantas lounges

Domestic and international travellers can now enjoy free fast wireless internet connectivity at 40 Qantas lounges nationally, following the completion of a new Optus Wi-Fi solution roll-out.

The service is supplied by Optus Business in partnership with Alphawest as part of a five-year managed services contract.

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The Optus Wi-Fi service will be available to all Qantas Club and Qantas First and Business Lounge customers at domestic and international terminals, at 20 capital city and regional airports, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Travellers can also connect to the service at major regional ports, including Alice Springs, Broome, Coffs Harbour, Cairns, Karratha, Kalgoorlie, Launceston, Mackay, Port Headland, Townsville and Rockhampton.

"The growing popularity of Wi-Fi enabled devices such as tablets means travellers now expect to stay connected to the Web at all times and remain productive when out of the office," Optus business managing director, John Paitaridis, said.

Qantas domestic CEO, Lyell Strambi, said the company made the service available as it wanted to take a step towards providing passengers with the best experience from the time they arrive at an airport to leaving the airport at their destination.

"This provides customers with the highest quality Wi-Fi service, which is not matched by any other airline at Australian airports," Strambi said.

The Wi-Fi roll-out commenced in November 2011, with Sydney Airport T3 domestic as the first terminal to switch on the new service.


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