For over 50 years now New Zealand’s national and flag carrier airline has been Air New Zealand. The Star Alliance airline has a network of 54 destinations and a fleet of 50 aircraft.

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Overview

Originally beginning as TEAL, today Air New Zealand is New Zealand’s government owned, international airline. The airline is also considered to be a leader within the Pacific area, having won numerous awards including ‘Airline of the Year’ in 2012.

Based out of Auckland, Air New Zealand reaches 54 destinations with Christchurch, Wellington, Hong Kong and Los Angeles considered focus cities for the airline. While the majority of the airline’s network is within the Australasian and South Pacific regions, Air New Zealand also operates long haul flights to Europe, North America and Asia.

When flying with Air New Zealand, you can choose from Economy, Premium Economy or Business Premier as well as opt to join the Koru loyalty program where members can earn points with the airline and their partners. Points accumulated with the programs can be redeemed on baggage allowances, upgrades and lounge access.

Check-in

When flying with Air New Zealand, you can check-in at the airport up until 90 minutes before the flight’s departure time, unless when travelling to the USA, when check-in closes at 2 hours before the departure time.

Classes

Premium Economy

Comfort

Air New Zealand offers Premium Economy airfares on long haul flights only. During your flight, you can sit in comfort on your reclinable seat with a pitch of 38 to 41 inches depending on the aircraft, or enjoy even more room in a ‘Spaceseat’ available on the airline’s 777-300 aircraft. To ensure absolute comfort, Air New Zealand will also provide you with amenity kits complete with eye shades, ear plugs, socks, lip balm and a toothbrush.

Dining

When dining in Premium Economy you will be treated to New Zealand wines and local flavours. The airline also serves 42 Below cocktails in the sky, while snacks and drinks are also available at the onboard self-service refreshment bar.

Entertainment

While away the hours during your flight on your 8.4 personal screen which features a video on demand entertainment system offering a choice of movies, TV shows and music.

Baggage

Air New Zealand allows Premium Economy passengers to bring 2 pieces of 7kg (total) hand luggage and 2 pieces of 23kg checked baggage (each).

Business

Comfort

Air New Zealand offers Business Class airfares on 747 and 777 aircraft only. During your flight, you stretch out on a 22 inch wide leather arm chair that reclines into a full flat bed complete with ottoman footrest, in-seat power and in-seat remote. To ensure a high level of comfort onboard, Air New Zealand will also provide you with duvets, sleep sheets, large pillows and amenity kits containing toothbrush kits, socks, ear plugs, eye shades, eye gels, lip balms and pens.

Dining

When dining in Business Class you will be treated to New Zealand wines and local flavours. The airline also serves 42 Below cocktails in the sky, while snacks and drinks are also available at the onboard self-service refreshment bar on long-haul flights.

Entertainment

While away the hours during your flight on your 10.4 personal screen which features a video on demand entertainment system offering a choice of movies, TV shows and music.

Baggage

Air New Zealand allows Business Class passengers to bring 2 pieces of 7kg (total) hand luggage and 3 pieces of 23kg checked baggage (each).

Club Lounges & Alliances

Lounges

Air New Zealand has a range of lounges located throughout New Zealand’s domestic airports, as well as international airport locations in Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Nadi, Rarotonga and Los Angeles. Within these lounges Koru members can enjoy Barista made coffee, light refreshments, beverages, electronic games and showers. Lounge facilities may vary between destinations.

Alliances

Air New Zealand is one of 28 members of the Star Alliance, the world’s first and largest global airline alliance.