The airline has worked closely with the airport on its terminal redevelopment programme over the past 24 months.
This has included revamping its front of house space at the airport which features six new self-service check-in kiosks, three self-service bag drops, a new premium check-in area, as well as a new counter for customers travelling with oversize luggage. There’s also a new dedicated Air New Zealand cargo office at the airport.
Air New Zealand Head of Regional Affairs & Tourism Reuben Levermore says that the new space will help improve the check-in experience for customers flying out of Tauranga.
“Tauranga is an important port on our domestic network and demand for flights into and out of the region continues to strengthen, from both business and leisure travellers.
“We’ve been working closely with Tauranga Airport as it redevelops its terminal so as to best cater for the needs of our customers and to support regional growth. We look forward to welcoming customers into the new check-in area.”
The redevelopment of Tauranga Airport has also enabled Air New Zealand to expand its regional lounge at the airport with the new space opening in December 2018. It caters for around 90 customers, nearly double the seating previously available. The lounge also offers different zones to meet customer needs, including a café, buffet offering light refreshments, a self-service drinks station, and a mix of business, lounge and quiet seating areas.