New non-stop flights to New York and London Heathrow update

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New non-stop flights to New York and London Heathrow update

Air New Zealand is pleased to announce from October 2020 we will launch a year-round, non-stop 3 x weekly service between Auckland and New York (EWR) operated by our 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

At a flight time of 15hr 40m northbound and 17hr 40m southbound, the 14,178 kilometre route will be Air New Zealand's longest and the fifth-longest in the world by distance.

Further details on the New York service including schedule, pricing and sales dates will be advised shortly. The route is subject to regulatory approvals and landing slot confirmation.

London Heathrow

To direct capacity to faster-growing markets, Air New Zealand has made the difficult decision to withdraw from our daily Los Angeles-London (NZ1/2) service from October 2020.

Los Angeles-London will operate as scheduled until October 2020, no tickets have been sold beyond this date. We have chosen to announce the withdrawal more than a year in advance to avoid any impact to your customers booked to travel.

The withdrawal on the Los Angeles-London service will have minimal impact on our Auckland to Los Angeles services post-October 2020, with up to 12 services per week continuing to operate.

From October 2020, Air New Zealand customers will be able to travel year-round between Auckland and London with partner airlines via 12 gateways in Asia and the Americas, including New York.

This press release was sourced from Air New Zealand on 23-Oct-2019.