Lounge Review: Air New Zealand Koru Lounge Christchurch
The Air New Zealand Koru Lounge Christchurch is one of the biggest lounges in the network. As it’s the norm for Air New Zealand lounges, there is a lot of daylight, comfortable seating and a modern design. In this review, we’ll explain what you can expect in the Air New Zealand Koru Lounge Christchurch.
Prior to my Air New Zealand domestic flight to Dunedin, I had the chance to have a look at the Air New Zealand Koru Lounge Christchurch. You should be aware that this lounge is located after security.
For regional domestic flights operated by smaller aircrafts, there is no need to clear security. If you don’t want to do that, you may also use the Air New Zealand Koru Express Lounge, which is located right next to the regional gates. Yet, I decided to take this hurdle to have a look at the proper Air New Zealand Koru Lounge Christchurch.
Seating in the Air New Zealand Koru Lounge Christchurch
The Air New Zealand Koru Lounge Christchurch is surprisingly spacious, but still consists pretty much of just one very big room.
Upon entering, you can immediately see the large floor-to-ceiling windows, which span through the complete lounge. While it was dark during my visit, it was still obvious that the view of the tarmac is given pretty much everywhere in the lounge.
The whole Air New Zealand Koru Lounge Christchurch comes with a great design, which I utterly enjoyed. It’s not the typical lounge design and thus very refreshing.
Next to the buffet, there are some dining tables and bar-style seating, while further away from the buffet, there are different kinds of couches and armchairs.
In the back corner of the lounge, there’s also a business center with interestingly designed work stations (some with laptop computers, some without). In addition, there’s a printer.
Buffet of the Air New Zealand Koru Lounge Christchurch
It was still very early in the morning when I visited the Air New Zealand Koru Lounge Christchurch. Yet, I would have expected a little more in terms of the food spread.
Maybe it’s just because the buffet looks so big, but it looked rather empty. There was scrambled egg alongside two other hot options, a choice of whole fruits, mueslis, pastries, cookies, croissants and yoghurts.
That’s not a bad choice, but also nothing too creative. The quality of the options was decent enough.
Entertainment in the Air New Zealand Koru Lounge Christchurch
The Air New Zealand Koru Lounge Christchurch offers a couple of entertainment options. I’ve already mentioned the nice business center, where you can get some work done.
In addition, there is a large display with magazines (all in English). You may also enjoy one of the newspapers available (again, all in English). The lounge also offers free Wi-Fi, which was easy to log-in and came with a good speed.
Overall impression of the Air New Zealand Koru Lounge Christchurch
If you happen to depart from Christchurch, spending some time in the Air New Zealand Koru Lounge can be a good idea.
The lounge is spacious, airy and has a lot of daylight (taken that you are in the lounge during the day). The buffet spread isn’t phenomenal, but it’s totally fine for a domestic lounge. The entertainment options aren’t bad either and finding a comfortable place to rest isn’t tough easier.