As New Zealand prepares to open its borders once more to Aussie tourists, Air New Zealand is gearing up to put on more flights and reopen its lounges. If you’re flying Business Premier or hold Airpoints Gold status, then rejoice! Air New Zealand’s international lounges will all be back in business by April 2022.

Here’s everything you need to know about the staged re-opening process for Air New Zealand lounges.

International lounges

Air New Zealand owns and operates nine international lounges across Asia-Pacific. And happily, most of them will be welcoming passengers again before long. Some, including Christchurch and Rarotonga, are already fully open.

The airy Air New Zealand lounge in Brisbane.
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Auckland international lounge
(fully re-opening 11 April)

Wellington international lounge
(re-opening 1 April)

Christchurch international lounge
(already open)
Sydney international lounge
(re-opening 30 March)

Melbourne international lounge
(re-opening 6 April)

Brisbane international lounge
(re-opening 6 April)

Perth international lounge
(re-opening 5 April)

Nadi (Fiji) international lounge
(re-opening 8 April)

Rarotonga international lounge
(already open)

International lounges are the star of Air New Zealand’s network, with Auckland being the airline’s flagship lounge. Expect a high-quality range of dining and beverage options, nestled within stylish spaces.

Keen to see what’s inside? We’ve previously covered these Air New Zealand lounges:

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Domestic and regional lounges

The great news is that Air New Zealand’s domestic and regional lounges throughout the country are already open. You’ll need to meet COVID-safe protocols including signing in and wearing masks.

The Air New Zealand domestic lounge in Wellington is striking.

These spaces include:

Air NZ Domestic loungesAir NZ Regional lounges
Auckland domestic lounge
Wellington domestic lounge
Christchurch domestic lounge
Auckland regional lounge
Hamilton regional lounge
Tauranga regional lounge
New Plymouth regional lounge
Napier regional lounge
Palmerston North regional lounge
Wellington regional lounge
Nelson regional lounge
Queenstown regional lounge
Dunedin regional lounge
Invercargill regional lounge

Interested in reviews? We’ve previously covered these Air New Zealand lounges:

Summing up

Air New Zealand has a comprehensive lounge network that covers many of its regional, domestic and international destinations. Australia is well-represented with great lounges in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. By 8 April, all of the airline’s international lounges will be open, ahead of New Zealand welcoming back tourists the following week.

Travel is booming back, and soon we’ll be saying kia ora.

Air New Zealand will reopen Australian lounges was last modified: August 25th, 2023 by Brandon Loo