This is a review by one of our reader & top contributor Mouli who recently visited the all new Airport Lounge opened at coimbatore international airport.
Before Salem Airport reopened, Coimbatore Airport (CJB) used to be one of my primary airport to go around and now I’m excited to have an airport lounge here finally. Over to Mouli:
This is the first ever lounge in Coimbatore International Airport and the first in tier 2 cities in Tamilnadu. The lounge is located in the right corner after security check. Take the stair case to the first floor (As of now Lift is not operational).
Its mentioned only Visa cards are accepted. First I used SC Ultimate card and it got rejected error, message was like Card not configured.Too much Complication. Luckily I carried my SBI Prime card and that worked.
So always carry as many Visa cards as possible and in the reception they mentioned that they don’t get much support from DreamFolks. They are reworking to accept other cards also, so by next year they may accept most of the cards also.
Lounge Interiors are really good and the seats are soft. It has silent TV displaying the flight schedules and another one primarily with Sports channel.
Seating capacity is around 150 people and it has 2 sections – One for bar and another for food.
Food and Services
As its hardly one month old lounge, still they are not clear on most of the aspects. No buffet available and prior to this they were running restaurant and still they are in the same mode. They have 2 menus, one for paid customers and another for someone like us who are availing complimentary lounge access.
I ordered Chicken Sandwich, Lemon Juice, Scrambled egg. All were really good in taste. When I asked for more they denied saying its limited for us.
When I talked to the Manager he said they are getting 370 INR/visit from Dreamfolks and that also they are not settling on time. In last 1 month, only 20 persons have availed complimentary lounge access and they are working on to bring in buffet.
Facilities at Avaachi Lounge
- Wifi: No
- Food: Yes, decent spread and No buffet
- Ambiance: Nice modern interiors.
- Recharge Station: Yes
- Complimentary Access to: Visa Signature/Infinite/Business (Not All Visa Cards are getting accepted)
- CardExpert Lounge Rating: 3.8/5
For a new airport lounge in a tier 2 city, its really good. Because of the card acceptance issue they are not getting good numbers. Probably by the year end it will get much better in terms of offering and card acceptance.
Have you been to Coimbatore Airport Lounge or planning to visit sometime soon? Feel free to share your thoughts in comments below.