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Air NZ Boeing 777-300ER delivered in Seattle

An aircraft like no other – key facts about Air New Zealand’s new 777-300ER

General

• 338 seats: 44 Business Premier; 50 Premium Economy: 255 Economy (including 60 seats which convert into 20 Skycouches)

• The first passengers guaranteed to experience the next generation of long haul travel will be on dedicated return services on NZ1 and NZ2 between Auckland and London, via Los Angeles, from April 2011

• Air New Zealand has ordered a total of five Boeing 777-300ER aircraft; the second is due for delivery in February

• Air New Zealand’s current fleet of eight 777-200ER aircraft will be progressively refitted with the new-look interior


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Economy

o 255 Economy seats

o Fully retractable armrest

o Winged headrest is more adjustable and provides better neck support

o Unique winged sleep pillow fits over the headrest to keep it in place

o Foot net – a hammock to gently support your feet without creating pressure points

o Three course dinner service, snacks on demand, meal service designed to minimise clutter on your tray

o 10.6” touch screens to enjoy on-board entertainment and order from the on-demand snack menu

o A handy trinket tray underneath the touch screen to keeps small items such as a pen, reading glasses and iPod within easy reach, helping reduce disturbance to other passengers

o PC power, USB and iPod connectors in every seat

o In flight amenities – eye mask included in your pillow and blanket set, other amenities (ear plugs, socks, tooth brush and toothpaste) can be ordered via the touch screen.

o 23” monitor in the Economy galley for hosting customer interactions such as kids story time, wine tastings and destination seminars

o Introducing “Air New Zealand Jet Cadets” – kids size headset, Jet Cadet lunchbox, kids packs and meals, kids channel on in flight entertainment

Skycouch

o 60 Economy seats convert into 20 Skycouches (the 10 outer rows of three seats in the first Economy cabin).

o Engineered to create a lie-flat, flexible space all the way to the back of the seat in front

o Provides a place for kids to play, and the holy grail of economy travel – a flat surface to lie down, relax and sleep

o Effective couch length of 5ft 1’

o Skycouch customers are provided with two large pillows in addition to the winged sleep pillow plus a padded underlay and soft polar fleece blanket
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o Skycouch seats can also be configured separately – the footrests can be independently raised to either 60 degrees or horizontal.

o Bi-fold tray tables allow greater flexibility of use.


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Premium Economy

o Revolutionary new seat designed by Air New Zealand offering much greater comfort and more personal space – no shoulder touching

o Configuration is 2:2:2

o Inboard and outboard seats:

o The seat pairs in the middle of the cabin are designed for passengers travelling together; they can share the space and dine together

o The seat pairs on the outside of the cabin are designed for passengers who want to work or prefer to keep to themselves during the journey.

o The Spaceseat is contained within a fixed shell, so the person in front of you cannot recline into your personal space.

o The traditional leg rest has been replaced with ‘Otto’ a special foot cushion which can be positioned wherever the traveller is most comfortable

o 10.6” touch screens to enjoy on-board entertainment and order from the on-demand food and beverage menu

o PC power, USB and iPod connectors in every seat

o Handy trinket tray for storing small items such as a pen, reading glasses,

o earrings and Complimentary amenity kit including Clarins skincare products Full sized pillow and soft polar fleece blanket for resting

o A modern bistro style menu has been specially designed for Premium Economy passengers to enjoy.

o New induction oven technology will be used in the galleys to prepare items such as steak to the passengers’ liking

o Couples travelling together can use the centre armrests as a table for two to share freshly prepared treats such as pizza, a tasting plate, or dessert platter

o Snacks on demand ordered via the touch screen

Business Premier
o Air New Zealand’s award winning Business Premier cabin has been enhanced with complete on-demand food and beverage service more akin to premium dining and an enhanced sleep experience to ensure travellers feel they’ve snuggled into their own bed

o The lie flat bed has been made even more luxurious with a new thicker mattress, fluffy duvet and full size pillows.

o Stunning chalk coloured leather seating, more reminiscent of a luxury jet than a commercial airliner.

o New 12.1” touch screen entertainment system (increased from 10.4”)
o Literature pocket large enough to take a slim line laptop

o Eat on your schedule, not ours - Business Premier passengers can order what they want, when they want it, from the menu and snack offerings
o New induction oven technology will be used in the galleys to prepare items such as eggs, fish and steak from scratch

o In a world first, Air New Zealand has achieved certification for toasters to be carried on board enabling freshly made Vogels toast to be included on the Business Premier breakfast menu.

o Help yourself from a continental breakfast selection in the morning, or dine in your seat – it’s your choice

o A revamped amenity kit presented in ink blue gift box including all the usual items plus fun eye shades in one of eight different designs and La Prairie skincare products

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