Air New Zealand’s 787-9 Dreamliner to touch down in Papeete
Flight NZ40 is expected to arrive at Tahiti Faa'a International Airport at 3.55pm this afternoon (local time).
Air New Zealand Chief Revenue Officer Cam Wallace says deploying this larger aircraft on the Papeete – Auckland route will increase seat capacity by around 30 percent as well as enhance the inflight experience for customers.
“By operating the Dreamliner to the French Polynesian capital we’re now able to offer our popular Business Premier and Premium Economy products on a consistent basis as well as introduce our signature Economy Skycouch to this market for the first time.
The Dreamliner is renowned for its enhanced passenger comfort because of the lower cabin altitude and higher humidity as well as the enhanced sense of space created by the large windows.
Air New Zealand was the first airline globally to take delivery of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in 2014. In addition to operating a range of long haul services, the airline’s current fleet of nine Dreamliners now also flies to a number of Pacific Island destinations including Nadi, Nuku'alofa and Rarotonga.
Issued by Air New Zealand Public Affairs ph +64 21 747 320
Note to Editors – Please note there will not be an opportunity to go airside or board the 787-9 aircraft at Tahiti Faa'a International Airport.
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