We are currently part way through a $100 million programme to build new lounges at ports right across our network. To date, new lounges have been opened in Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Invercargill and Hamilton along with refurbished spaces in Napier and Nelson. More lounge developments are planned for a number of domestic and international ports over the next few years.

We have agreements with other lounge operators in most of our other destinations which will still allow you to relax away from the crowds. See more information on these lounges.

In addition to the Air New Zealand operated or contracted lounges, there are over 980 lounges around the world available to Star Alliance Gold customers and those travelling in First or Business Class on a Star Alliance carrier.

Trans-Tasman Alliance

Air New Zealand’s Alliance with the Virgin Australia Group means you’ll also benefit from Virgin Australia’s wider international network (on all routes except the Pacific Islands) including access to their lounges.

Passengers entitled to lounge access on either carrier will be granted access to both airlines lounges. You will need to show your Airpoints Elite, Gold or Koru membership card, or your Velocity or Virgin Australia lounge member card.

Virgin Domestic Lounges within Australia are located in: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and Cairns.

If travelling from a regional New Zealand airport lounge access is available when transiting in New Zealand. e.g. Dunedin --> Christchurch --> Brisbane, lounge access is available in both Dunedin and Christchurch.