Qantas Auckland lounge upgrade part of multi-million dollar upgrade

Auckland has been named as one of six Qantas lounges set for major upgrades in the next year.

Speaking to reporters at the airline's financial results announcement in Sydney, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, said the upgrades will provide the full Qantas experience before passengers have even boarded their flights.

"We know the lounge experience is a key part of people's journey and it's also how we reward our most frequent flyers. As the demand for premium travel increases, we're responding with more space in our lounges, more dining options and designs that reflect the destination," Joyce said.

As well as work already underway in Melbourne and Sydney, lounges in Tokyo, Brisbane, Hobart and Tamworth will be upgraded.

Today Qantas announced a record profit of AU$1.6 billion before tax.

A bonus pool of AU$67 million will be shared among 27,000 non-executive Qantas employees.