Air New Zealand will open its refurbished domestic lounge at Wellington Airport on December 21 this year.
The upgraded lounge, which closed on March 26 for renovation works, has six different zones – a café and bar, barista station, business, lounge and quiet areas, as well as a self-service food and drinks station.
The renovated facility, located in Wellington Airport’s Domestic Terminal, level 2 of the south western pier, has 374 seats. Previously the lounge had 352 seats.
Air New Zealand general manager of customer experience Nikki Goodman said it is “fantastic” to have the new Wellington Domestic Lounge up and running for the busy Christmas period.
“We know customers flying on our services out of the capital love our domestic lounge so it’s great to be able to offer a fresh new space with plenty of seating,” she said.
Airpoints Elite, Gold, Elite Partner and Koru members departing on an Air New Zealand flight (no more than four hours prior to flight departure) have access to the carrier’s domestic lounges, which are open one hour before the first flight until the last departure. Air New Zealand passengers with a same day regional connection to or from an international Air New Zealand Business Premier flight, are entitled to lounge access prior to departure as well.
Air New Zealand is part way through a programme to redevelop the lounge network and has seen the following new lounges open: Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Nadi, Tauranga, Invercargill, Hamilton, Dunedin, Wellington, Queenstown, Palmerston North, Nelson. The airline opened its new regional lounge in Nelson last week.
Business Traveller Asia-Pacific reached out to Air New Zealand for additional details, but we received an automated reply saying the press office is closed for Christmas, except for urgent inquiries.