Air New Zealand flies Dreamliner to Hawaii


HONOLULU, Hawaii – As the launch carrier of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, Air New Zealand is now operating the aircraft on its popular Honolulu-Auckland route.

The airline is the first to operate the 787-9 aircraft out of Honolulu and this is the first time Air New Zealand is operating the Dreamliner on one of its North American routes.

The Dreamliner offers the airline’s award-winning Economy Skycouch™, comfortable ink-colored luxury leather seats with leg rests in Premium Economy, and lie-flat beds in Business Premier on its Honolulu-Auckland route.

Air New Zealand Regional General Manager of the Americas, Nick Judd stated, “Introducing this revolutionary new aircraft enables us to offer a superior inflight experience for customers traveling between Honolulu and Auckland. We’re also thrilled to deliver a 20 percent seat capacity increase.”

Whether it’s spending time in Auckland, or exploring other New Zealand cities, the airline is adding additional services to make it easier than ever for customers to fly Honolulu to Auckland within one day, avoiding the need for an overnight in Auckland. Air New Zealand allows for same day connections to 21 domestic New Zealand and eight Australian gateways.

Air New Zealand flies nonstop to Auckland from Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston. Services are operated by a fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft (Los Angeles & San Francisco) and 777-200ER (Vancouver & Houston) both featuring the airline’s innovative Economy Skycouch™ and award-winning lie-flat Business Premier bed.