Air NZ has resumed its non-stop service to Chicago bringing the airline back to all 29 of its international pre-Covid destinations, initially operating three times a week with a Boeing 787.
“This is an exciting time for us. Since New Zealand’s borders reopened, we’ve been slowly resuming services and to now be flying to all our international destinations is a milestone moment for us,” Air NZ Chief Customer and Sales Officer Leanne Geraghty said.
“The North American network plays a key role in Air New Zealand’s rebuild and as the third biggest city in the United States, Chicago is an important destination for us.”
In 2019, visitors from the US spent over $1.5 billion in New Zealand, supporting local tourism and hospitality industries.
“Customers flying into Chicago O’Hare International will benefit from convenient one-stop codeshare connections to around 100 destinations across the US via the airline’s strong partnership with United Airlines. This resumed service also adds to Chicago O’Hare International’s ranking as the most connected airport in the world.”
Air NZ’s new international menu, showcasing the best of New Zealand produce to the world also launched yesterday.
It features more choice in the air so Premium customers can add the likes of seared salmon from Marlborough, free-range chicken from Waikato or bacon, and steamed green vegetables or fresh, crisp salads picked straight from orchards and fields in Gisborne, Waikato and the Manawatū.
Air NZ now serves seven destinations in North America – Chicago, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver and New York City.
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