Flights to Cairns
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Auckland (AKL) to Cairns (CNS)
*Flight times are based on the fastest route available.
**Indirect flights may also be available for this route.
Seats to Suit
With Seats to Suit you can select an experience that suits your needs and preferences, to make sure you get the most out of your trip.
The Works, Works Deluxe and Business Premier fare is only available on Air New Zealand operated flights.
is perfect for those who like travelling light or heading off on short trips. You'll get a standard seat, a carry-on bag of up to 7kg, free tea, coffee and water, and gate to gate, seat-back inflight entertainment with TV, music, and games.
Seat + Bag
is designed for longer trips or visits where you may need to take a little more than a carry-on, but don't want to pay for anything you don't need. With Seat + Bag you will get one piece of checked luggage (up to 23kg), a standard seat, free tea, coffee and water, and gate to gate, seat-back inflight entertainment with TV, music, and games.
is for when you want the freedom to relax with a bite to eat and something fun to watch. Along with one checked bag (up to 23kg), and a carry-on bag allowance of up to 7kg, you’ll get a meal and drinks and full access to our inflight entertainment with movies, TV, music and games (available gate-to-gate). Plus you can select your seat before you fly so that you get your preferred spot.
is for when you like having those extra comforts when you fly. You’ll get a neighbour free guarantee, two priority checked bags (up to 23kg each), meaning they’ll be among the first off the plane. Immerse yourself into a world of entertainment with inflight movies, TV, music and games as you enjoy drinks and a meal. We also make your journey more comfortable every step of the way, with premium check-in, priority boarding, preferred seating and deluxe extras.
is for when you want all the benefits of premium travel at a great price. You’ll get two priority checked bags (up to 23kg each) and two carry-on bags (up to 7kg each), and then relax in one of our luxury leather seats, with more personal space. Select your meal from our Premium Economy menu while enjoying inflight movies, TV, music and games (available gate-to-gate). You’ll get premium check-in, priority boarding and other Premium extras - including being able to request your seat before you fly to make sure you get the perfect spot.
is for when you really want to get the most out of flying with us. With three priority checked bags (up to 23kg each), and two carry-on bags (up to 7kg each), you can take everything you need. Relax in one of our comfortable leather armchairs. You’ll select your meal from our Business Premier menu, designed by our Consultant Chef Peter Gordon and accompanied by premium New Zealand wines. You’ll also enjoy inflight movies, TV, music and games as well as premium check-in, priority boarding, preferred seating and lounge access.
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