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Air New Zealand increases capacity to Hawaii, the Pacific Islands and announces return to Bali

October 10, 2013 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Kiwis’ love affair with the beach is set to continue with Air New Zealand announcing it will increase capacity on its Auckland to Honolulu service, on Pacific Island routes and operate a third season of its Auckland to Bali service.

The airline will operate four services a week between Auckland and Honolulu from 16 June to 25 October next year, moving to five services a week over the peak 30 June to 27 July period.

Air New Zealand Group General Manager New Zealand and Pacific Islands Cam Wallace says Hawaii continues to prove popular with customers, especially those with families.

“Hawaii is an ideal school holiday destination as it’s almost a full day behind New Zealand meaning there’s no difficulty in adjusting to a different time zone,” Mr Wallace says.

Air New Zealand will also operate a third season of its popular non-stop Auckland to Bali service next year and increase capacity on the route by 40 percent.

The twice weekly 2014 seasonal service between Auckland and Denpasar will operate from 31 May to 19 October. The service will be bolstered to three flights a week over the most popular period of 1 July to 12 October.

Overall capacity on Pacific Island routes will also increase by 7.1 percent over the Northern Summer period between April to October.

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