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Air New Zealand's 7879 Dreamliner
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The flag carrier of New Zealand, Air New Zealand operates the most extensive domestic route system in the country and offers direct service to a network of international destinations. The airline is working through a major fleet renewal plan, which includes plans to add the modern and comfortable Dreamliner (Boeing 787) aircraft.

Why choose Air New Zealand?

  • When flying on domestic jet services, check-in kiosks and bag drops allow passengers to check-in without a queue.
  • On international flights, the unique SkyCouch is a row of three seats that convert into a flat surface, able to be used as a bed by two people. It's often referred to as 'Cuddle Class.'
  • Air New Zealand frequently tops lists of the world's best airlines — especially for its excellent cabin service and friendly, helpful crews.


Seats to suit

On some flights, travellers can choose their level of service and only pay for those "extras" they want (ie. luggage allowance, movies, meals and cancellation/change fees). You'll find this choice when booking all Australia, Pacific Island, Hawai'i and Bali flights. Here are the options:

SEAT. Basic service including seat, one piece of cabin luggage up to 7kg and tea, coffee or water.
SEAT + BAG. Seat inclusions plus one piece of checked luggage up to 23kg.
THE WORKS. Seat + Bag inclusions, plus entertainment, meal service, drinks (including bar) and seat selection.
THE WORKS DELUXE. The Works, plus priority boarding, priority check-in, priority luggage return and a guaranteed free seat next to you for more space.


Family on Skycouch Air New Zealand

Economy Skycouch
Image credit: Air New Zealand


The Classes

ECONOMY SKYCOUCH. The Economy SkyCouch converts from a row of three Economy seats: Foot rests fold up to create a fully flat sleeping space. Often called Cuddle Class, the "bed" is large enough for two adults and makes a cosy play area for kids. Available on 777 and 787 aircraft only.
PREMIUM ECONOMY. A larger leather seat with more personal space, special menu dining, an extra checked bag and an extra cabin bag, priority boarding, priority check-in and priority luggage return.
BUSINESS PREMIER. A spacious seat and table space that converts to a lie-flat bed with upgraded linens, an elegant menu and dining service, luxury amenities kit, three checked bags and three cabin bags and lounge access.


Air New Zealand Dusk Sky

Image credit: Air New Zealand


New Zealand Destinations

All of the following destinations are served directly from — or with just one stop between — Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

NORTH ISLAND. Bay of Islands (Kerikeri), Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Gisborne, Taupo, New Plymouth, Napier/Hastings, Wanganui, Palmerston North, Paraparaumu and Wellington.
SOUTH ISLAND. Nelson, Blenheim, Hokitika, Christchurch, Timaru, Queenstown, Dunedin and Invercargill.


Australia Destinations

Direct from Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch.

Sydney & Melbourne

Direct from Auckland & Christchurch.

Brisbane, Gold Coast (Coolangatta), Perth

Direct from Auckland.

Cairns (seasonal), Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore), Adelaide & Norfolk Island


Pacific Destinations

Direct from Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch.


Direct from Auckland.

Rarotonga (Cook Islands), Tahiti (Papeete), New Caledonia (Noumea), Niue (Alofi), Samoa (Apia), Tonga (Nuku'alofa), Vanuatu (Port Vila), Hawai'i (Honolulu) & Norfolk Island


Rest of the World, all direct from Auckland

Buenos Aires, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Denpasar Bali (seasonal), Tokyo, Shanghai, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City


The Hubs

AUCKLAND AIRPORT. The newly refurbished international terminal is large, modern and brimming with luxury shops and diverse bars and dining. Security is expedient and ultra-modern, opening into an expansive duty-free shopping section. The domestic terminal offers plenty of eateries land-side, and a few grab-and-go shops on the air-side. International and domestic terminals are not connected, but are linked by a five minute free shuttle ride, or ten minute walk. Be sure to allow for this when connecting.
WELLINGTON AIRPORT. Small, modern and super-efficient. Expect a good range of shops and dining, plus plenty of large-scale Lord of the Rings installations in the main lounge.
CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT. The domestic terminal offers plenty of shops and food court eateries. The international terminal is connected and offers its own range of shops and dining.

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Air New Zealand




Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Sydney & Los Angeles




Strong cooperation with Virgiin Australia, Singapore Airlines, as well as being a Star Alliance member.


All meals and drinks (including alcohol) are included on longhaul international flights. Charges apply for Seats to Suit* services. Special meals available by request before flying. Snacks served aboard domestic flights and alcohol served during the 'Koru Hour'.


Standard is one piece of checked luggage up to 23 kilograms and one piece of carry on up to 7 kilograms. 


Shared power and USB connections available on newer longhaul aircraft only. Mobile phones may be used anytime when on flight mode.





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