By Nahrain John @karryontravel08 May 2017Air New Zealand continues to pursue the Aussie travel market with a completely revamped lounge at Melbourne International Airport. The renovated space will re-open tomorrow and follows a series of initiatives to lure more Australian travellers onto the carrier’s international services, including the ongoing ‘Better Way to Fly’ video campaign featuring Dave the Goose and aircraft upgrades on trans-Tasman services. According to Air New Zealand General Manager Customer Experience Anita Hawthorne, the carrier is committed to improving the customer experience for Aussie flyers, in the air and on land. “The airline has been investing heavily in the Australian market and promoting its services through its ‘Better Way to Fly’ campaign starring Dave the goose which encourages Australians to travel Air New Zealand to North and South America.” Anita Hawthorne, Air New Zealand General Manager Customer Experience So what’s new inside the Melbourne lounge? Located on the ground floor of the airport terminal, the space has been expended to offer 50 percent more seating for its maximum capacity of 250 guests. It now features an ultra-modern design created in conjunction with award-winning global architectural firm Gensler and Australian based design firm Marsden Collective. The modern design follows what was first seen in the Air New Zealand Sydney International lounge. Flyers will find five different spaces to relax and refresh or get some work done, including an area with a self-service food buffet, two self-service drink stations and a barista station. Are you keen to try out Air New Zealand’s new Melbourne lounge? Other stories you may like COMING SOON: United Airlines’ Premium Economy will take off THIS MONTH TRUE NORTH!: New Zealand’s North Island needs a bucket list all to itself NYC or RIO: Agents, which Qantas ultra long-haul ‘dream city’ could you ACTUALLY sell?