More Lift To Auckland


Air New Zealand will be adding additional return service on its Vancouver-Auckland route ahead of the upcoming peak northern summer period between April 2 and May 7, 2016.

The popularity of that service, will see the carrier increase its frequency in 2016 from three to four return flights per week.

That marks the first time that Air New Zealand has operated four return services on the route during this time period. With the fourth flight departing Vancouver on Saturdays, the airline will add more than 3,700 seats to the route, representing a 33% boost in capacity compared to the previous year.

The latest increase is part of Air New Zealand’s overall capacity increase on the Vancouver-Auckland route and marks the third capacity lift over the past year.

Chris Myers, vice-president of the Americas for Air New Zealand, observed: “We are very pleased with the continued growth out of our Vancouver gateway, and with the introduction of the refurbished Boeing 777-200ER on the route, it’s only fitting that we are able to offer our Canadian customers more scheduled services when traveling to New Zealand or Australia.”

Air New Zealand indicated that the route will be consistently operated by the refurbished Boeing 777-200ER aircraft from Oct. 25, and customers can now book the airline’s Economy Skycouch and Premium Economy product.

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