Air New Zealand today announced that in early 2014 it will switch from Terminal 2 at Los Angeles to the Tom Bradley International Terminal. The airline will also design and operate the Star Alliance Lounge in the terminal which will also be used by Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, Thai International and All Nippon Airways.

The prime benefit will be for Air New Zealand passengers travelling through passengers from London to Auckland and vice versa travelling on the NZ1/NZ2 services who will no longer have to wait in a small transit lounge but will have full access to the departure area facilities.