Western Australians travelling on trans-Pacific routes via Auckland will be able to stretch their legs pre-flight in a modern, spacious and Kiwi-inspired space.

That’s because Air New Zealand opened the doors to its first lounge at Perth Airport today.

The 441 square metre space caters to around 110 Business Class guests and frequent flyers at any one time and according to the airline, was introduced to “improve the customer experience” out of the West Coast city.

Air New Zealand

Inside the Marsden Collective-designed lounge, flyers will find two-levels of comfort featuring large windows overlooking an internal atrium, a cafe, self-service food buffet, drink stations, lounges, quiet areas and business zones.

Large screen TVs are fitted around the lounge to keep guests entertained and interior colours match Air New Zealand staff uniforms with pinks, purples and greys.

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Air New Zealand General Manager Customer Experience Anita Hawthorne says the airline is excited to open a brand-new space for customers flying out of Perth.

Hawthorne added that the lounge compliments recent activity to target the Australian market including the operation of 787-9s on Aus routes and the award-winning ‘Better Way to Fly’ campaign featuring Dave the Goose.

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The lounge will also give the airline’s Western Australia-based frequent flyers to choose Auckland as the stopover to the US and South America, over the East Coast of Australia.

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What do you think of the lounge?