Air New Zealand rolls out plans for regional airport lounge upgrade
The lounge will cater for up to 265 customers, offering more than three times the seating of the current regional lounge. It is scheduled to open mid next year, upstairs on Level 1 of the Auckland Airport domestic terminal.
The current lounge and valet service will continue to be available throughout the development.
There are also plans for the airline’s Wellington Airport Domestic Lounge to undergo a refurbishment in the coming months with seating numbers to increase by 10 percent to 374. A new regional lounge is currently under construction at Tauranga Airport and will offer three times more seating than the current lounge. It is expected to open later this year. Plans are also underway for brand new regional lounges in Christchurch and Nelson.
“We know there is huge demand for Air New Zealand’s network of lounges, so we’re delighted to be able to go through the process of redeveloping our regional lounges in Auckland, Christchurch, Nelson and Tauranga along with our domestic lounge in Wellington to enhance the experience our customers have on the ground before they fly,” said Air New Zealand general manager customer experience Anita Hawthorne.