Air New Zealand opens new flagship lounge

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, September 29 - Air New Zealand opened its new flagship international lounge at Auckland International Airport to customers. The lounge features an ultra-modern design and tailored seating zones to meet the changing needs of travellers whether they’re flying for work or leisure.

At more than 2,000 square metres, the new lounge can comfortably seat more than 375 customers. It overlooks the runway and features a covered outdoor terrace and fireplace offering a year-round outdoor area with views of the runway.

The lounge was designed with award-winning global architectural firm Gensler, which also partnered with Air New Zealand on the new Sydney International Lounge and the Star Alliance International Lounge in Los Angeles Airport.

Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Christopher Luxon commented: “With a growing network and customer base, the number of high value customers using our lounge has grown and one of the most common pieces of feedback we receive on our Auckland International Lounge is around space. This new lounge is significantly larger than the previous space and can accommodate around 40 percent more customers.”

-- Janet Northcote