Air New Zealand flies between Auckland and Houston up to five times a week which paves the way for onward travel to the state of Texas as well as popular nearby destinations such as Louisiana and Florida.

Tickets to Houston are on sale now, with flights having commenced from December 2015.

This new route will become the fastest way for Kiwis to travel to popular East Coast destinations, including New York and Chicago.

Houston offers direct access into the heart of the American South and a world of new tourism experiences. There's heaps of things to do in Houston being home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center and Mission Control and one of the world’s largest livestock shows and rodeo, it's a great jumping off point for the home of country music in Nashville Tennessee; the jazz capital of New Orleans; or the beach culture of Miami Florida. Houston is also a key gateway for destinations in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

The great all American road trip features on many bucket lists. A direct flight to Houston means you can now fly direct to Texas and then set out to explore one of the most vibrant and fascinating parts of American culture and experience down home southern hospitality through the food, music and sights Texas and the American South.

Air New Zealand code shares from Houston to other key USA domestic destinations with Star Alliance partner United Airlines, which has a large Houston based hub. United code shares on the Air New Zealand flight from Houston to Auckland and points beyond.

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