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New Palmerston North lounge unveiled

26 May 2017

Air New Zealand has opened the doors to its new lounge at Palmerston North Airport.

Situated on the first floor of the terminal, the spacious new lounge offers seating for more than 100 guests, which is almost double the capacity of the previous space.  It also offers views out onto the runway and a choice of seating areas from a business zone to quiet spaces and a café area with self-service food and drink stations. 

Air New Zealand General Manager Customer Experience Anita Hawthorne says, “The new lounge has been designed to enhance the regional flying experience and we look forward to welcoming customers travelling out of Palmerston North to enjoy this new facility.”

The new Palmerston North lounge forms part of Air New Zealand’s four year $100 million programme to develop its network of lounges and follows the opening of lounges in Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Nadi, Wellington, Queenstown, Hamilton and Invercargill.  


Palmerston North Regional Lounge

Our Palmerston North Regional lounge opened late May 2017. With large windows offering views onto the runway below, it's 90% larger than the previous space, featuring four different seating areas to choose from. Stay powered up with most seats having direct access to power/USB charging and enjoy light refreshments from the new self-service buffet and drinks station before your flight departs.


Airpoints™ Elite, Gold, Elite Partner and Koru members departing on an Air New Zealand flight (no more than four hours prior to flight departure).


Airpoints Elite, Gold, Elite Partner and Koru members can bring in one guest to Regional lounges, your guest must enter the lounge at the same time as you and be departing from the same airport terminal on an Air New Zealand flight.

Opening times

Open one hour before the first flight until the last departure.


The lounge is located on the first floor of the Airport terminal.


338m2, seating for 102 guests.

Food & drinks

Buffet and light refreshments available with bar facilities.


Wi-Fi, business desk, photocopier/printer, USB and power points at some seats.


Newspapers, magazines and TV.