Air New Zealand resumes flights to key US cities

April 14, 2022
Air New Zealand
An Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9.

Air New Zealand has resumed its non-stop service to San Francisco and will start flights to Honolulu on July 4 and Houston on July 7.

This follows the airline recently announcing the commencement of its new service between Auckland and New York, JFK from September 17, 2022, and the airline carrying passengers daily between Auckland and Los Angeles since March this year.

Air New Zealand has also been flying three times a week to Vancouver since February.

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The services to San Francisco will initially operate three times a week with the Boeing 787 with Business Premier, Premium Economy and Economy Skycouch product offerings.

The configuration of the Boeing 787 that will service these routes offers more Premium seats than other 787s in the airline’s fleet.

“Recommencing services across our North America routes as the border reopens is another step towards the gradual resumption of flights to destinations across our international network,” Air New Zealand Chief Customer and Sales Officer Leanne Geraghty said.

“Our North America network plays a key role in our Kia Mau Thrive strategy, so it’s great to be able to reopen another important port into the region. San Francisco is a year-round destination for Kiwis and equally, an important departure point for Americans looking to visit New Zealand and Australia.”

“With our strong partnership with United Airlines, our customers can fly daily to hundreds of domestic destinations across the USA. And with our Star Alliance and other alliances partners, we also offer multiple international connecting opportunities to Canada, UK and Europe.”

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