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More peak season Air New Zealand flights to San Francisco

11 March 2014

More peak season Air New Zealand flights to San Francisco

Air New Zealand will move to 10 return services per week on the popular Auckland - San Francisco route during the peak Northern winter period between mid-December and March 2015, including double daily flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

This will be the first time the airline has operated more than daily return services on the route and represents a 10 percent increase in capacity over the previous Northern winter period.

Air New Zealand Chief Sales and Commercial Officer Cam Wallace says the Northern winter season is traditionally a busy travel period with strong demand for the airline’s North American services.

The additional services also mean a more flexible schedule with a new, convenient mid-afternoon flight departing Auckland at 3.30pm and arriving in San Francisco at 6.45am.

“The timing, which differs from our traditional long haul evening departures, will give customers more choice around when they fly. It also opens up the possibility for easier connections, particularly to East Coast destinations such as New York and Washington,” says Mr Wallace.

“The addition of two new Boeing 777-300 aircraft to our fleet mid this year fuels this growth on San Francisco, whilst also allowing us to again operate 17 services a week to Los Angeles over the peak period.

“The new aircraft will operate two services per day between Auckland and Los Angeles and six days per week between Auckland and San Francisco, meaning customers will be able to book our Premium Economy Spaceseat and Economy Skycouch on our San Francisco flights for the first time.

“The additional services also support tourism growth from the US, which increased nearly 11 percent in the past year and is aligned with the Tourism Industry Association’s Tourism 2025 goal of growing sustainable air capacity.”

About Star Alliance:
Air New Zealand is proud to be a member of Star Alliance. The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. Air India has been announced as a future member airline with Avianca Brazil to join under the existing Avianca membership. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,328 airports in 195 countries.

For more information about Air New Zealand visit www.airnewzealand.com and for more information about Star Alliance visitwww.staralliance.com

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