Friday, October 05, 2007

Air New Zealand: Non-stop service between Vancouver + Auckland

Air New Zealand
begins service between Vancouver and Auckland on Nov. 2, 2007. The airline will provide three non-stop flights each week between the two cities. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays until March, and July-August; and twice weekly for the remaining months.

Star Alliance partner Air Canada will be code sharing on this service, which will be aboard the Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. It accommodates 313 passengers, has premier entertainment options, award-winning food and wine and lie-flat beds in Business Premier.

Flight time to New Zealand from Vancouver will be just over 14 hours. Typically, flights via San Francisco or Los Angeles are around 20 hours.