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Air New Zealand Increases Capacity On Popular Vancouver-Auckland Route

October 31, 2015 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Air New Zealand is adding an additional return service on its VancouverAuckland route ahead of the upcoming peak northern summer period between April 2 and May 7, 2016.

The popularity of the airline’s service between Auckland and Vancouver will see the airline step up frequency next year from three to four return services per week.

This will be the first time 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 percent boost in capacity compared to the previous year.

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

Air New Zealand Vice President of the Americas Chris Myers says, “We are very pleased with the continued growth out of ourVancouver 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.”

The route will be consistently operated by the refurbished Boeing 777-200ER aircraft from October 25, and customers can now book the airline’s revolutionary Economy Skycouch™ and Premium Economy product.

Premium Economy:  In the Premium Economy cabin, travelers can relax in comfortable and luxurious ink-colored leather seats with individual armrests and a leg rest with extendable foot support.

Economy Skycouch™: The award-winning and innovative Economy Skycouch™ – a trio of seats which transforms into a flat, flexible space to stretch out and relax is particularly popular with couples or families.

Air New Zealand offers a convenient overnight service to New Zealand, departing from Vancouver early evening and arriving intoAuckland early in the morning, allowing for same day connections to 21 domestic New Zealand and eight Australian gateways.

Air New Zealand’s additional return service on the VancouverAuckland route offers greater flexibility and connectivity to New Zealandand Australia. Canadian customers can now book service to Auckland at

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