Air New Zealand’s New Nonstop Flight From New York To Auckland Will Be The Fourth Longest Worldwide
As New Zealand prepares to reopen to tourists ahead of schedule, the country’s national air carrier, Air New Zealand, is paving the way for their arrival, starting with a brand new nonstop route between New York City and Auckland.
Starting September 17, 2022, Air New Zealand will offer direct flights between Terminal 1 at New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport and Auckland Airport, expanding the airline’s reach within North America. The airline will operate the new route three times a week, year-round with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, a model used often by Star Alliance partner United Airlines. The flight will offer 27 seats in business class, 33 in premium economy, 215 in economy, and 13 economy “Skycouches,” which are described as economy seats that convert into couches after takeoff for a more comfortable overnight flight.
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