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Air New Zealand’s Dreamliner touches down in Adelaide

October 27, 2017 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Air New Zealand’s first scheduled Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service to Adelaide touched down shortly after 10.30am this morning (local time) heralding a new era of comfort and service for South Australia.

http://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/b2b/?utm_source=e-global&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=exotic-destination&fbtrack=CUST-exotic-destination-e-global-bannerThe aircraft is set to become a regular sight in the skies over Adelaide – operating three weekly return services from today through until 25 March 2018.  Dreamliner flights will be complemented by A320 services.

The introduction of the popular aircraft sees the airline increase capacity between Auckland and Adelaide by up to 23 percent over the peak season.  It also allows the airline to offer its Business Premier™ and Premium Economy™ seat products on the route for the first time.

Air New Zealand Chief Revenue Officer Cam Wallace travelled on the inaugural service along with South Australia’s Minister for Tourism Hon Leon Bignell and says today’s flight is another milestone for the airline’s Dreamliner fleet.

“Deploying the aircraft on this route means an enhanced inflight experience for customers travelling between New Zealand and South Australia.  Our Boeing 787-9 fleet has proven to be popular with customers since it was first introduced with our distinctive inflight products and features such as larger windows, lower cabin altitude and higher humidity which contribute to a feeling of spaciousness and wellbeing.”

Air New Zealand was the first airline globally to take delivery of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in 2014 and operated its first scheduled Dreamliner service to Perth on 12 September.  Today the airline has a fleet of 10 Dreamliner aircraft with another due for delivery before the end of the year.

Air New Zealand’s Auckland – Adelaide schedule from 26 October 2017 – 25 March 2018 is as follows:

Flight Number Departs Arrives Days of week Aircraft type
NZ191 Auckland 8.35am Adelaide 10.40am Weds / Fri / Sun Boeing 787-9
NZ791 Auckland 8.15am Adelaide 10.40am Mon / Tues / and Sat 16 Dec – 27 Jan Airbus A320
NZ192 Adelaide 11.55am Auckland 6.25pm Weds / Fri / Sun Boeing 787-9
NZ792 Adelaide 11.40am Auckland 6.25pm Mon / Tues / and Sat 16 Dec – 27 Jan Airbus A320

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