Air New Zealand announced its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft – painted in the airline’s stunning All Blacks livery – will be used for non-stop flights from Auckland to Perth. The announcement was made at the unveiling of the 787-9 in April 2014 as the aircraft was formally unveiled. The plane will be the first…read more >>>
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Though United connections may use Airbus A319 or Boeing 737's, the trans-Pacific route will take place exclusively on an Air New Zealand Boeing 747-400 or 777-200. The 747 carries 46 Business Premier passengers, 39 in Pacific Premium Economy and a further 294 in Pacific Economy class, whilst the 777 has a ratio of 26, 36 and 242 in those same categories.
In The Air
Air New Zealand's new Business Premier experience features a completely lie-flat bed, touch-screen entertainment, gourmet dining and exclusive local New Zealand wines. Pacific Premium Economy offers innovatively-angled 'Spaceseats' for increased legroom and intimacy, while Pacific Economy offers the option to book a three-seat Skycouch (unfortunately, only available on certain flights from LAX) as well as order your own snacks via the touchscreen seat-back console.
On The Ground
Layovers at LAX or Auckland allow Business Class passengers to take advantage of the airline's exclusive Koru Lounges, which offer refreshments, shower facilities and PC connectivity at least 2 hours before departure following security check-in.
Air New Zealand will operate 3 additional weekly flights from San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand during the 2015 peak travel season. The twice daily non-stop flights to Auckland will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from mid-December through March. Air New Zealand will also operate 17 flights a week from Los Angeles to Auckland…read more >>>
Air New Zealand, known for its innovative in-flight safety videos, has partnered with Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit franchise to produce a new in-flight safety video featuring four famous Sports Illustrated models. The video, named Safety in Paradise, was shot in the Cook Islands and features the models Chrissy Teigen, Ariel Meredith, Hannah Davis and Jessica Gomes.…read more >>>
Having the best apps for your travel to New Zealand can be a huge help – both in planning your trip and while you’re there. How do you decide which apps are best for you? We’ve sorted through all the myriad apps on the market for travelers to New Zealand. We’ve downloaded them and tested…read more >>>
Airline safety and product rating site AirlineRatings.com has named Air New Zealand as its Airline of the Year. The airline also won the Best Premium Economy class recognition. Air New Zealand was recognized for excellence in in-flight service innovations, financial performance, operational safety and motivation of its staff. Notable Air New Zealand long-haul innovations include Skycouch seating in…read more >>>
Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines have entered into a partnership that will increase the airline seat capacity between the two countries by up to 30 per cent. The partnership will also enable the first daily Airbus A380 flights by Singapore Airlines to New Zealand (Auckland). Under the newly signed agreement, Air Newland will launch…read more >>>
Australian airline Qantas and Air New Zealand have been rated as the world’s safest and second safest airlines respectively by airline ratings website AirlineRatings.com. The site rated 448 airlines from around the world according to their safety records and the procedures and audits by aviation and government bodies. Qantas has never recorded a passenger fatality…read more >>>
Air New Zealand announced its first commercial route for its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will be flights to Perth from Auckland. Although Air New Zealand has not announced plans to introduce this aircraft on its flights to New Zealand from the US, North American travelers will be able to experience this luxurious aircraft when their…read more >>>
Within weeks of being declared the best airline in Australasia region at the World Travel Awards, Air New Zealand has received recognition from two more prestigious international travel authorities. The airline was named one of the top five international airlines in the world by prestigious travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler. It was also named among the top 10…read more >>>
Air New Zealand has teamed up with multiple Emmy award-winning US comedy star Betty White for its latest in-flight safety video. The video, titled Safety Old School Style, is the first Air New Zealand safety video filmed outside New Zealand and is set at the fictional ‘Second Wind Retirement Resort’ in the United States. Alongside Betty…read more >>>