The new daytime flights will initially operate from 11 December 2015 to 1 May 2016 enabling customers to make easy one-stop journeys to popular destinations such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver as well as Air New Zealand’s exciting new destinations of Houston and Buenos Aires launching in December.
The new departure times are as follows (expressed in local times for both departures and landings):
AUCKLAND TO PERTH
- NZ 175 (daily), AKL to PER departs 1050 and arrives at 1320. Aircraft type B787-900.
- NZ 177 Mon, Thur, Fri, AKL to PER departs 1900 and arrives at 2140. Aircraft B767-300.
PERTH to AUCKLAND
- NZ 176 (daily), PER to AKL departs 1850 and arrives 0605. Aircraft type B787-900.
- NZ 174 Wed, Fri, Sun PER to AKL departs 0600 and arrives 1730. Aircraft type B767-300.
Note: Time zone difference between Perth and Auckland is four hours in winter and five hours in summer.
Air New Zealand currently operates a daily B787-900 service between Perth and Auckland. The additional daytime services will be operated by B767-300 aircraft and will increase the frequency to 10 times per week.
The airline’s chief sales and commercial officer Cam Wallace says the extra flights will let even more West Australians connect seamlessly to North and South America without having to make an extra stop on the Australian east coast on the way through.
“We know travellers prefer to get to their destinations as quickly, comfortably and seamlessly as possible and we’re pleased to be able to time these extra services specifically to suit the West Australian market,” Wallace says.
“The new services will also mean a boost for the New Zealand tourism industry as we see the popularity of our nation continue to grow in the Australian market. There’s no doubt a lot of West Australians will take advantage of this extra capacity and some hot deals to experience New Zealand.”
Air New Zealand will continue to operate twice weekly seasonal Perth/Christchurch services. All Perth flights are operated by Air New Zealand in partnership with Virgin Australia under the trans-Tasman alliance between the two airlines.
Edited by William Sykes