Air New Zealand recently launched its flights to Honolulu from Auckland with its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. It may be noted that Air New Zealand has become the first airline to operate Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft out of Honolulu International Airport and is also for the first time operating this aircraft on one of its North American routes.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft is configured in three classes – Business Premier, Premium Economy and Economy Class. The customers traveling in Business Premier would be offered lie-flat beds. The Premium Economy cabin offers ample legroom and luxurious leather seats. Those booking flight tickets for travel in Economy Class would be offered award-winning Economy Skycouch.
Nick Judd, Air New Zealand’s Regional General Manager of the Americas, said, “The recently-introduced new revolutionary Boeing 787-9 Dramliner aircraft would be offering a superior on board experience to the customers booking tickets for travel between Auckland and Honolulu. With the new aircraft the airline is now delighted to offer a 20 percent increased seating capacity. Moreover, the new Dreamliner service would enable the customers to travel between the two destinations within one day and avoid the need for an overnight stay in Auckland. The travelers from U.S. would also have the convenience of same day connections to at least 21 domestic destinations in New Zealand and eight Australian gateways.”
Air New Zealand is currently offering nonstop flights to Auckland from various North American destinations, including Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Vancouver. The flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco are served with the help of Boeing 777-300ER aircrafts. However, the flights to Houston and Vancouver are being operated utilizing Boeing 777-200ER aircrafts. The customers traveling on Auckland-Los Angeles, Auckland-San Francisco, Auckland-Vancouver and Auckland-Houston routes are being offered the airline’s lie-flat beds in Business Premier and innovative Economy Skycouch.