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Air New Zealand opens new domestic Koru lounge in Christchurch

written by australianaviation.com.au | April 29, 2013

Air New Zealand has opened its new domestic Koru Lounge at Christchurch Airport.

The new lounge has around double the number of seats of the previous lounge allowing customers plenty of room while enjoying a wide range of premium New Zealand food and beverages, and follows the recent opening of a refreshed flagship domestic Koru Lounge at Auckland Airport.

In addition to the New Zealand-designed furniture and fabrics, sustainability has been a focus in the design with the inclusion of recyclable carpet, sustainably manufactured floor and wall tiles, low energy LED lighting and water efficient plumbing fixtures.  One of the most striking features is the unique sculptural ceiling tiles, made largely from recycled plastic bottles and inspired by the snow-capped Southern Alps.

Well-known New Zealand furniture designer Simon James has incorporated his flair within the lounge layout with tiered seating to provide customers with expansive views of the runway and Southern Alps through floor to ceiling windows.

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