Air New Zealand has announced their Wellington International Koru lounge will be closed for a refurbishment from 30th October 2017. The lounge is due to open again on the 29th November 2017.

In 2015 Air New Zealand announced a four year NZ$100 million upgrade of lounges. This has meant a new flagship international lounge in Auckland, new lounges for Brisbane, Melbourne, Fiji and Perth. Queenstown, Dunedin, Hamilton, Invercargill and Palmerston North have all seen lounge refurbishments and Wellington has received a new regional lounge in addition to its existing domestic lounge.

Customers flying on Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines services during the refurbishment will be able to use the existing Air New Zealand domestic lounges prior to their international flights. As these lounges are prior to security and immigration customers will need to ensure they leave adequate time to walk to the gate and clear immigration and security.