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Canberra Airport retailers starting to reopen

The Canberra Airport is starting to feel alive again, as the Qantas lounge moves to reopen its doors today (3 July), along with a new Go Convenience store that started welcoming customers from yesterday.

Canberra Airport Head of Property Richard Snow said it was perfect timing for anyone who wanted to travel for business or leisure, as domestic travel restrictions begin to ease.

“Get back to travelling for business knowing that from today you can once again enjoy the Qantas lounge at Canberra Airport from 7am to 6.30pm five days a week and buy something to read, buy a gift, or travel essentials from [email protected],” he said.  

“We have daily return flights from Canberra with over 100 flights a week to Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, and Brisbane, with more to come from Friday to Ballina (Byron Bay) and Adelaide—it’s a great time to take advantage of the Qantas lounge and all our retail options in the terminal.

“With the Queensland border opening on 10 July 2020, many want to escape north to the Sunshine State or to fly direct to beautiful the Ballina-Byron Bay area.”

The new Go Convenience store will open seven days a week between 7.30am and 2pm, offering last-minute essentials and a licensed café.

The store is part of the Canberra Airport stage-two terminal upgrade, with popular Canberra retailer, Capital Brewing Co., set to move in during September.

Food retailers, noodles xo and Baker’s Cut, in the terminal still remain temporarily closed.

Mr Snow said there were more retailers set to join the team in 2021.

CEO Airport Retails Enterprises John Chapman said he was pleased to see the opening of Go Convenience at the Canberra Airport.

“Go Convenience is a store for everyone, especially the traveller who loves food, wine, coffee, and something good to read,” he said. 

“Come to Canberra Airport’s arrivals hall and see what we have to offer – you might even pick up a high-quality gift from our local region, for when you reunite with friends, and family arriving in Canberra.”

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