50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Air NZ to use 787 on Perth-Christchurch seasonal route

Download: Printable PDF Date: 22 Mar 2016 03:14 category:
Publisher:
Air NZ to use 787 on Perth-Christchurch seasonal route - Airports / Routes publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: Australia Aircraft: Airplanes

Air New Zealand plans to boost capacity between Perth and Christchurch when it uses the 787-9 Dreamliner on the seasonal route from December.

Previously, Air NZ’s Perth-Christchurch flights, which operate during the summer months, have been flown with 230-seat Boeing 767-300ERs comprising 24 in business and 206 in economy.

However, the airline said on Tuesday it would deploy the 787-9s, which are configured with 18 business, 21 premium economy and 263 economy seats for a total of 302 seats, on its twice-weekly service which begins December 9 2016 and runs until April 29 2017.

Air NZ said it would be the first scheduled 787-9 services to and from NZ’s South Island.

“Our Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has proven to be popular with our customers since it first began operating between Auckland and Perth in September 2014,” Air NZ chief sales and commercial officer Cam Wallace said in a statement on Tuesday.

“These mid-haul routes are perfect for experiencing the aircraft’s improved cabin environment including higher humidity and lower cabin altitude which help passengers arrive at the destinations feeling more refreshed.”

Air NZ currently has six 787-9s in its fleet, with a further six due for delivery between now and 2019. Meanwhile, the last of the airline’s five 767s was scheduled to be retired in 2017.

Air New Zealand's fleet profile, as detailed in its 2015/16 first half results. (Air NZ)

Air New Zealand’s fleet profile, as detailed in its 2015/16 first half results. (Air NZ)



Loading comments for Air NZ to use 787 on Perth-Christchurch seasonal route...


Recommended

Boeing Board Raises Dividend 20 Percent, Establishes $18 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization

The Boeing board of directors declared the company's quarterly dividend will increase 20 percent to $1.71 per share. The board also replaced the existing share repurchase program wi...

For Third Consecutive Year Deer Jet wins as “World’s Leading Private Jet Charter”

The World Travel Awards (WTA), the travel industry’s leading awards programme, reunited hundreds of leaders representing the best of the world’s hospitality for a glamorous night at the JW...

Embraer Selects Authorized Service Center for Executive Jets in Argentina

Embraer announced the selection of Aero Baires as its first authorized service center for Executive Jets in Argentina. Based at Aeródromo de San Fernando, in Buenos Aires, the center was certif...

AfBAA celebrates successful first AfBAC EXPO

The AfBAC EXPO, Africa’s first three-day event dedicated to business aviation and RPAS, exceeded organiser’s expectations with just under 1000 delegates registering to attend the event hel...