Air New Zealand Houston Schedule Announced.

Air New Zealand today announced the schedule for the new Auckland – Houston Boeing 777-200ER service announced on 15th April. Services commence on December 15th 2015 and will operate between 3x and 5x weekly depending on the season. Schedules are as follows:

NZ28 Auckland 1830 – Houston 1315
NZ29 Houston 20215 – Auckland 0555+2.

Air New Zealand Announce Additional Auckland – Perth Flights.

Air New Zealand today announced an additional 3 x weekly Auckland – Perth Boeing 767-300ER service to operate commence on 11th December 2015. Schedules are as follows:

NZ177 Auckland 1900 – Perth 2140 Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays
NZ178 Perth 0600 – Auckland 1730 Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays.

Air New Zealand Announces Auckland – Houston Service.

Air New Zealand today announced an Auckland – Houston Boeing 777-200ER service to commence in December 2015. The flight will operate either three or five times weekly dependent on the season. Schedules have yet to be released.

Air New Zealand Announce Auckland – Buenos Aires Service.

Air New Zealand today announced a 3 x weekly Auckland – Buenos Aires Boeing 777-200ER service to commence on December 1st 2015. Schedules are as follows:

NZ30 Auckland 1920 – Buenos Aires 1500 Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays
NZ31 Buenos Aires 2359 – Auckland 0530+2 Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays.

Air New Zealand Announces Singapore Airlines Partnership.

Air New Zealand today announced a partnership with Singapore Airlines on the Auckland – Singapore route. From December 2014 Singapore Airlines will drop its second, 5 x weekly Auckland – Singapore service and this will be replaced with an Air New Zealand service operated by internally refurbished Boeing 777-200ERs. Air New Zealand will codeshare on Singapore Airlines services from Singapore to Europe and India plus regional services operated by Silk Air. Singapore Airlines will codeshare on all Air New Zealand Domestic and Pacific Islands services.

Air New Zealand Announce Christchurch – Perth Service.

Air New Zealand today announced a twice weekly Christchurch – Perth Boeing 767-300ER service to operate from December 2013 until April 2014. Timings are as follows:

NZ161 Christchurch 1540 – Perth 1810
NZ162 Perth 1910 – Christchurch 0620+1

It appears that the aircraft will operate an Auckland – Sydney – Christchurch – Perth – Christchurch – Sydney – Auckland pattern.

Air New Zealand Ramps Up Americas for Summer 2013.

Air New Zealand today announced the following service increases on routes to North America from 31st March 2013.

Auckland – Los Angeles increases to 14 weekly with an additional Saturday service taking this to 15 weekly during July 2013.

Auckland – San Francisco increases to 7 weekly.

Auckland – Vancouver increases to 3 or 4 weekly.

The increases are made possible by the discontinuation of the Hong Kong – London Heathrow service.

Air New Zealand To Drop Hong Kong – London in Cathay Pacific Tie Up.

Air New Zealand will cease services on the Hong Kong – London Heathrow route from 4th March 2013. Effective on this date will be a new codeshare service on Cathay Pacific flights on the route. Reciprocal frequent flyer and lounge access between the two airlines’ frequent flyers members will be in place at London Heathrow, Hong Kong and Auckland.

The removal of the service will free up Boeing 777-200ERs for additional New Zealand – North America services.

There is no news yet on who will take the freed up slots at London Heathrow.

New Auckland – Wellington “Night Rider” Flights.

Commencing 5th November Air New Zealand is introducing new later flights on the Auckland – Wellington route. These flights will be sold as “Night Rider” with all seats sold at NZ$29 seat only or NZ$39 with checked in bag. There will be no in flight service and no Lounge Access.

The Boeing 737-300 flights will operate to the following schedule:

NZ499 Auckland 2200 – Wellington 2300 except Saturdays
NZ498 Wellington 2200 – Auckland 2300 except Saturdays.
NZ499 Auckland 2100 – Wellington 2200 Saturdays
NZ498 Wellington 2230 – Auckland 2330 Saturdays.

Extra Saturday Los Angeles Service Added.

Air New Zealand loaded an additional Auckland – Los Angeles frequency into GDS   systems today. The new Boeing 777-200ER flight will operate on Saturdays from 1st September 2012 to the following schedule:

NZ4 Auckland 2030 – Los Angeles 1145

Los Angeles 2000 – Auckland 0600+2

Fourth Weekly Honolulu Service Canned.

Air New Zealand today withdrew from GDS systems its planned fourth weekly Auckland – Honolulu NZ10/NZ9 scheduled to commence on 15th November 2012.

ZK-OJM Operates Brisbane – Norfolk Island Inaugural.

Today’s inaugural NZ764/NZ765 Brisbane – Norfolk Island rotation was operated by Airbus A320 ZK-OJM. The flights were awarded to Air New Zealand under an Australian Government tender and are operated under the Seats 2 Suit model.

Auckland – Sunshine Coast Seasonal Service Announced.

Air New Zealand is to launch twice weekly Airbus A320 Auckland – Maroochydore services for an initial season of 1 July – 18 September 2012. Timings are:

NZ769 Auckland 0630 – Maroochydore 0825 Sunday.

NZ768 Maroochydore 0925 – Auckland 1440 Sunday.

NZ769 Auckland 1000 – Maroochydore 1155 Tuesday

NZ768 Maroochydore 1255 – Auckland 1800 Tuesday.

Auckland – Bali Schedule Announced.

Schedules for the twice weekly seasonal Auckland – Denpasar Boeing 767-300ER service have been released and are as follows:

NZ245 Auckland 2350 – Denpasar 0520+1 Tue, Sat.

NZ246 Denpasar 0725 – Auckland 1925 Wed, Sun.

Services commence on 19 June.

Seasonal Seats 2 Suit to Bali.

Air New Zealand will launch twice weekly Boeing 767-39ER services on the Auckland – Denpasar route between June and October this year. Schedules will be released on 23 February. The flights will operate on the Seats 2 Suit model.

London Route to Stay.

In a communication to staff Air New Zealand chief Rob Fyfe confirmed today that London Heathrow would remain part of the Air New Zealand network. As part of a review of all International services it had been thought that the London route was at risk. However Mr Fyfe suggested that service needs to be better matched to demand and that seasonal reductions were possible. The communication also intimated that at lease one new International route would be announced this year.

Air New Zealand wins Australian Government Contract for Norfolk Island Flights.

From March 26 2012 Air New Zealand will operate flights from Sydney and Brisbane to Norfolk Island after successfully tendering to operate the flights. Sydney flights will operate on Mondays and Fridays whilst Brisbane flights will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays. 168Y Airbus A320s will operate the services which will be sold under the Seats 2 Suit model.

Tokyo Terminal and Codeshare Switch.

From the March 26 2012 Timetable change Air New Zealand services will switch to Terminal 1 South at Tokyo Narita making for easier connections with other Star Alliance carriers. At the same time the longstanding codeshare agreement with Japan Airlines will cease and a new agreement will begin with All Nippon Airlines to codeshare on Air New Zealand services.

New Domestic High Season Route.

From 23 December 2012 to 27 January 2013 Air New Zealand will operate a three times weekly Christchurch – Mount Cook – Queenstown service using a 68 seat ATR72 operated by Mount Cook Airline. Mount Cook will be the twenty eighth airport on the domestic network.

Paraparaumu Services Commence.

Air Nelson today commenced services between Paraparaumu and Auckland with an eighteen flight per week service to be operated by a mix of Dash 8-Q300s and Beech 1900Ds. Paraparaumu becomes the twenty-seventh destination on the Air New Zealand Domestic network.

Longhaul Review.

Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe announced that longhaul services were under review in the face of NZ$1 million per week losses.