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Air New Zealand has been recognised for many years as providing the best and most innovative in-flight service of any of the world's airlines.  In early 2012 it was awarded the prestigious Air Transport World's "Airline of the Year" - the 3rd time it has won this in 3 years. Air New Zealand operates one stop services to New Zealand, as well as many of the Pacific Islands.  With a fleet of 103 modern aircraft it is continuing to evolve and has recently introduced the B787 Dreamliner into it's route network.

Air New Zealand from London Heathrow 

Operating from London Heathrow's new Terminal 2 (The Queen's Terminal) all flights to New Zealand are daily and via Los Angeles on B777-300 aircraft. The airline operates through the new Tom Bradley International Terminal in Los Angeles that will enhance and greatly improve the transit experience through this airport.
The airline also has an extensive network through the Pacific Islands with the possibility of stopovers in Rarotonga in the Cook Islands, Nadi in Fiji (in conjunction with Fiji Airways) and Papeete in French Polynesia (in conjunction with Air Tahiti Nui).
Utilising certain fare types and in conjunction with Virgin Atlantic or Cathay Pacific it is possible to have stops in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, San Francisco and Vancouver.
Air New Zealand has also formed an alliance with Singapore Airlines with the airlines code-sharing between London and Singapore and then on to Auckland and Christchurch.  A stop can now been made in Singapore on an Air New Zealand ticket!  

Regional Connections:  Utilising the services of British Airways and Virgin it is possible, at a small supplement, to connect with flights from Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds-Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle.

Premium Economy
Air New Zealand are one of the few airlines that offer an Economy seat (Pacific Premium Economy) with more space, an upgraded seat and in a dedicated cabin. With a premium level of service these seating options are becoming increasingly popular on long haul flights.  These seats are available on the daily London to Auckland service and other selected flights.

Pre-Booked Seats
On many flights your actual seats can be pre-booked at no additional cost.  To help you decide your preferred seating check the aircraft type on your flight itinerary and look at the following website: www.seatguru.com  

Baggage Allowance
The following is the current baggage allowance on flights through to Australasia
Checked:  Economy Class   1 x 23 kgs   Premium Economy 2 x 23 kgs   Business Class 3 x 23 kgs
Carry on:  Economy 1 x 7 kg;   Premium Economy & Business 2 x (not more than 14 kgs in total) 

Chauffeur Transfers

Air New Zealand offer a  complimentary chauffeur transfer service for all Business Class passengers departing from London Heathrow. The allowance is 60 miles and is not available to passengers travelling on some of the lower "Special Fares" that are available from time to time!

Star Alliance

Air New Zealand is a member of the Star Alliance which has 28 member airlines (Including Singapore Airlines, Thai International, South African Airways, Lufthansa, Air Canada and United Airlines).  The group operate 4,701 aircraft and 21,900 flights daily to 1328 destinations in 195 countries.  Round the World airfares are available on Star Alliance carriers with 3 to 15 stopovers available in all classes of travel.

Domestic and TransTasman Network

Air New Zealand operate the most extensive network of domestic flights throughout New Zealand.  Airbus A320 aircraft operate main trunk routes connecting the major cities and towns with turbu prop aircraft on the regional routes. All airfares out of London include onward connections to Wellington and Christchurch. Regular flights connect the major cities of New Zealand and Australia and more recently flights between Sydny and Queenstown and Sydney and Rotorua. Air New Zealand also operate flights to cities in Asia and North America.

Air New Zealand operate Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on their flights out of London and also Boeing 787 and Airbus 320 on the Pacific and Australia routes.  Flights through Los Angeles are on B777-300ER aircraft which are fitted with the newer versions of seating in all classes.

The Pacific Islands

Air New Zealand offer the best connecting services to the islands of the South Pacific

  • Fiji - Daily connection from Los Angeles using Fiji Airlines.
  • Honolulu (Hawaii) - Daily connection from Los Angeles using United Airlines
  • French Polynesia (Tahiti) - Three services a week from Los Angeles using Air Tahiti Nui. Tues, Wed & Fri. There is a Sunday flight but it des not connect.
  • Cook Islands (Rarotonga) - weekly (Sundays) service from Los Angeles on Air New Zealand
  • Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu can be reached via Auckland

 

B777-300ER Overview 

Pacific Economy

Ergonomically designed seats with 33 inch pitch and generous personal space, modern and innovative cuisine with an emphasis on New Zealand flavours, full bar service, personal 10.6 inch screen and extensive on-demand entertainment.

  • 244 seats including 20 skycouches
  • Friendly and professional crew available throughout
  • Generous personal space with footrest
  • Selection of complimentary beverages including quality New Zealand and Australian wines and beers. 
  • On demand entertainment with music, films, TV and games availabe from take off to landing.
  • In seat power, USB & ipod connections.

Pacific Premium Economy

Enjoy the convenience of premium check-in before you stretch out in your exclusive cabin, enjoying additional recline, legroom and service benefits in revolutionary new Spaceseat. The seats are located behind Business Premier.

  • 44 seats
  • Enjoy more legroom than the largest pitch in it's class (42") and relax with more that 50% more recline than Pacific Economy.
  • Fixed shell design - seat reclines within it's own space.
  • Unique cabin cnfiguration 2-2-2.  Inner seats designed for couples (with retractable armrests), outer seats angled for privacy.
  • In seats power, USB & ipod connections
  • On demand entertainment with 10.6" hi-resolution screen and noise cancellling headphones.
  • A great range of video aand audio on-demand options including blockbuster movies, TV programmes, exclusive audio programmes, and CD collection of the very best music
  • Airshow flight path map
  • Enjoy a unique New Zealand dining experience with the very best of in-flight dining designed by a team of consultant chefs.
  • Premium New Zealand wines and 42 below cocktails
  • Crockery and cutlery uniquely designed for Air New Zealand.
  • Self-servfice refreshment areas offering drinks and snacks throughout the flight.

Business Premier

This is the most comfortable, fully lie flat bed in its class where you will experience an in-flight environment that leaves you relaxed and refreshed for your journey ahead.

  • 44 seats
  • Luxurious 22" wide leather armchair with separate ottoman footrest that doubles as a visitor's seat.
  • The seat converts to a 6'7.5" bed - the most comfortable fully flat bed in its class.
  • Large cotton pillow, duvet and sleep sheet ensure a perfect in-flight sleep.
  • Generous recline and adjustable lumbar support.
  • Unique design that allows take-off and landing in a reclined seat position.
  • Direct aisle access for everyone.
  • A large ajustable table that lets you work or dine.
  • In seat power, USB & ipod connections.
  • Multiple stowage options, including a large literature pocket and stowage wells underneath the ottoman and within the armrests.
  • Three individual reading lights - discreet light when you need it.
  • A retractable cocktail tray and convenient water bottle holder
  • Amenity kit comprising socks, eyeshades, earplugs, toothbrush kit, lip balm, luggage sachel and pen.
  • Pacifica Skincare products are available in all Air New Zealand premium bathrooms
  • On demand entertainment with an individual 12.1" high resolution screen.
  • A great range of video aand audio on-demand options including blockbuster movies, TV programmes, exclusive audio programmes, and CD collection of the very best music
  • Airshow flight path map
  • Enjoy a unique New Zealand dining experience with the very best of in-flight dining designed by a team of consultant chefs.
  • Premium New Zealand wines and 42 below cocktails
  • Crockery and cutlery uniquely designed for Air New Zealand.
  • Self-servfice refreshment areas offering drinks and snacks throughout the flight.