Start spreading the news – Air New Zealand is off to the Big Apple

Getting to New York just got easier for Australians. Air New Zealand has today announced its direct flights from Auckland – New York taking off from 17 September this year.
23 March 2022

Landing at John F. Kennedy Airport, the airline will operate its flagship route from Auckland three times a week, year-round with its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran says with a short stopover in Auckland, customers will enjoy Air New Zealand's award-winning cabin experience, and literally wake up in the city that never sleeps.

"New York is an iconic yet familiar city, a bucket list item. We're thrilled to be able to offer our Australian customers more choice to get to North America, connecting onto our flagship Auckland – New York flights from our nine Australian ports.

"As an international service from start to finish, it's a unique proposition and really is the easiest way to get to the Big Apple, on the World's Safest Airline.

"Customers have the choice to either connect directly onto their New York flight or arrive a few days early and explore everything Auckland has to offer.

"We've worked hard over the last few years to make this ultra-long-haul service a reality – it's one of the longest routes in the world. To ensure customers arrive in New York feeling refreshed, we've put a lot of thought into the onboard experience and teams are working around the clock to make sure this is a great flying experience.

"The US has always been a key market for us, and this new route cements our commitment to growing tourism opportunities with Australia, New Zealand and the US."

After a stopover in New York, for customers wanting to travel further afield, Air New Zealand's strong partnership with United Airlines can connect them on to domestic destinations across the US, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Air New Zealand is now serving seven destinations in North America – Chicago, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angles, San Francisco, Vancouver - and soon - New York.  

Tickets are now on sale at www.airnewzealand.com.au

Inaugural outbound flight schedule – 17 September only:

Flight No.

NZ2

Operated by

Air New Zealand

Aircraft type

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Departs

Auckland

16:00

Arrives

New York

16:15

Frequency

Sat


Flight schedule effective 19 September:

Flight No.

NZ2

Operated by

Air New Zealand

Aircraft type

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Departs

Auckland

19:40

Arrives

New York

19:55

Frequency

Mon, Thu, Sat


Flight No.

NZ1

Operated by

Air New Zealand

Aircraft type

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Departs

New York

21:55

Arrives

Auckland

07:30 +2

Frequency

Mon, Thu, Sat


Flights will arrive in to and depart from Terminal 1 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Flights are subject to government and regulatory requirements.

 

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Issued by Air New Zealand Public Affairs ph +64 21 747 320