Aviation in New Zealand and Oceania

Air New Zealand increases capacity on Vancouver-Auckland route

Air New Zealand has announced an additional return service on its Vancouver-Auckland route ahead of the upcoming peak northern summer period between April 2 and May 7, 2016.

The popularity of the airline’s service between Auckland and Vancouver will see the airline step up frequency next year from three to four return services per week.

This will be the first time Air New Zealand has operated four return services on the route during this time period. With the fourth flight departing Vancouver on Saturdays, the airline will add more than 3,700 seats to the route, representing a 33 percent boost in capacity compared to the previous year.

The latest increase is part of Air New Zealand’s overall capacity increase on the Vancouver-Auckland route and marks the third capacity lift over the past year.

Air New Zealand Vice President of the Americas Chris Myers says, “We are very pleased with the continued growth out of our Vancouver gateway, and with the introduction of the refurbished Boeing 777-200ER on the route, it’s only fitting that we are able to offer our Canadian customers more scheduled services when traveling to New Zealand or Australia.”

Air New Zealand offers a convenient overnight service to New Zealand, departing from Vancouver early evening and arriving into Auckland early in the morning, allowing for same day connections to 21 domestic New Zealand and eight Australian gateways.

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