Avaachi Lounge at Coimbatore Airport Review (Domestic)

By | September 11, 2018

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).

Avaachi Lounge at Coimbatore Airport

Check In

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.

Avaachi Lounge at Coimbatore Airport – Checkin

Lounge Interiors

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.

Avaachi Lounge – Interiors 1

Avaachi Lounge – Interiors 2

Avaachi Lounge – Interiors 3

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.

Avaachi Lounge – Coimbatore Airport – Dining 2

Avaachi Lounge – Coimbatore Airport – Bar Area

Avaachi Lounge – Coimbatore Airport – Dining 1

Avaachi – Coimbatore Airport Lounge Food

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 

Bottomline

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.

16 thoughts on “Avaachi Lounge at Coimbatore Airport Review (Domestic)

  1. Lol

    Its very helpful to get the lounge for free… Really interesting, after reading your blog My friend is travelling through flight only to visit free lounge.Have to thank you for the updates. Most of my friends who are travelling through flight once in a month don’t know about the Value of the Credit Card, Now they are realising that how foolish they were.

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    1. Mouli

      As I mentioned still card acceptance issue and few other issues persists
      So I feel its not good for 4 and and bad for 3.5.
      Actually Its 3.75 but gets truncated to 3.7

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    1. Mouli

      As no buffet is available as of now ,you can go and order from the menu and the pay for that alone
      Its Restaurant come lounge

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  2. Ameya

    Nicely written Mouli!
    When I visited Coimbatore in December last year, let aside a Lounge, but a decent restaurant was also not operational. There were shops selling Sri Krishna’s packed foods, some knick-knacks. Also, one thing which I felt missing in the Coimbatore airport was the need for a Hot Chips shop / counter.
    Coming back to the lounge, it looks fairly decent. One grime about Indian Loyalty Lounges is that we don’t get to see the tarmac which is quite an enjoyable time passing activity for plane spotters like me

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  3. Anoop E S

    I had opted to board a flight from Coimbatore only twice, as Kochi is my nearest. Both times my Jet Airways flight to Delhi was delayed and I really wished that Coimbatore gets a lounge. I’ve seen this restaurant and really happy that it is also functioning as a lounge.

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  4. Sumeet Gupta

    Only visa cards, strange, that too without buffet. Normally visa cards are least accepted at pan India other airport lounges.
    No rupay, MasterCard, diners or amex acceptance, is the reason for less number of people availing the complimentary facilities.

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  5. Aakash Anand

    Hey i do have few Questions as i live in Coimbatore and i have a flight next week.
    1) i own a HDFC Jet Previlege Visa signature debit card could that be used?
    2) It is run by Dreamfolks right? But why no information about it in Website.
    3) Is alcohol complimentry for Visa Signature holders?
    4) Owning a business class ticket could i go in for free?

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    1. Sharathkumar Anbu

      1. Not guaranteed unless you try. Official Visa website doesn’t mention regarding this lounge but I found this lounge name in some PDF document so this access may vary from bank to bank

      2. Please check Re # 1

      3. There is no Complimentary alcohol in Domestic airport lounges. In International airport lounges, We will get complimentary alcohol. But AFAIK, Only for Priority Pass, Lounge Key, you will get unlimited alcohol else only 1 glass, this applies to AGL in Bangalore too. But interestingly Plaza premium lounge provides Unlimited alcohol even for cards like Visa, Master, Diners, Amex.

      4. It depends on the Airline tie up with lounges. Airlines have such tie up only in Metropolitan cities. So the Airline may not have tie up in Coimbatore.

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    2. Mouli

      As I mentioned even few Visa card has problems so take all the Visa cards
      It’s available in the Visa lounge list.
      Alcohol is not complimentary in any of the domestic lounges
      Don’t think so

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  6. Boopathy

    I’ve been to this lounge recently and had a bad experience. Had multiple Visa cards including Visa Infinite, but no card works here. Reported to the person at the desk but he seems not bothered much. He simply replied that it’s privately maintained lounge and asked me to check with credit card issuer.
    Hope they rectify this issue at the earliest.

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      Lounges in some cities are excluded (or maybe not yet included) by banks irrespective of it being Visa Infinite. Call Dreamfolks support and talk to “Pushpak”. I’ve informed him about this issue. Your inputs to them might help to fix this issue 🙂

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    2. Nisanth P

      Same experience for me too. Just now I came out of lounge.. First the lady at the reception said they are not accepting cards and no free lounge.. I asked there used to be isn’t it. Then she said will check with manager and come back. One more gentleman was waiting there.. Manager came and he swiped his card. Got thru… I’ve a regallia card, swiped it and he said card is not configured… Tried another Icici card that also didn’t work….

      I asked the manager why’s it so. He’s not in a mood to reply first and the attitude was as if he’s doing a charity. When I asked twice he said if I swipe 100 cards one may work. So can’t do anything… I didn’t even say thank you and came out..

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  7. Hariz Usman

    I visited Ava hi lounge yesterday…..but they told its not a complete lounge and only certain Visa card is accepted….no pp master or Amex is accepted there…I returned disappointed…….not worthy……

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