Air New Zealand to fly 787-9 Dreamliner to Honolulu
Air New Zealand Chief Sales and Commercial Officer Cam Wallace says deploying the aircraft on the route will allow the airline to enhance the inflight experience for customers travelling between Auckland and Honolulu.
“We’re looking forward to taking the 787-9 Dreamliner to Honolulu – not only will the aircraft allow us to deliver a significant capacity increase on the route but we’ll also be able to improve the experience our customers have on board with new inflight product, including our award-winning Economy Skycouch and Premium Economy product which offers greater space and comfort,” says Mr Wallace.
The airline’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will replace Boeing 767-300s currently operating the route.
Air New Zealand is also retiming its four weekly Auckland - Honolulu return services from 29 March, moving from a current morning departure out of Auckland to an evening departure, allowing for better connections in both directions.
“Hawaii is a popular holiday destination for Kiwis and Australians alike and these changes will better enable customers based in New Zealand’s regional centres and Australia to fly to Honolulu within the one day, rather than needing to overnight in Auckland as many currently do. In turn, the revised arrival time in Honolulu allows customers to conveniently connect onto domestic services in Hawaii,” says Mr Wallace.
The airline will also adjust one of the days it operates with a current Sunday return service moving to Fridays. This change will better allow those to fly out of Auckland and kick off their holidays straight after work on a Friday.
Air New Zealand’s Honolulu schedule from 29 March 2016 is as follows:
Auckland - Honolulu
Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat
Departure time (local) 8:55pm
Arrival time (local) 7:30am
Honolulu - Auckland
Tues, Thurs, Fri
Departure time (local) 9:40am
Arrival time (local) 4:35pm+1
Departure time (local) 10:00am
Arrival time (local) 5:00pm+1
From 4-26 July 2016, a fifth weekly return service will operate to coincide with the New Zealand school holidays. This additional service will depart Auckland on a Monday.
Issued by Air New Zealand Public Affairs ph +64 21 747 320
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