Air NZ boosts capacity to North America

22:19, Oct 08 2012

Air New Zealand will add 5000 seats a month to North America from next April as it further increases capacity to San Francisco, Vancouver and Los Angeles.

The airline will operate daily return flights between Auckland and San Francisco, up from  five times per week. San Francisco offers connections to mor than 100 other US destinations. 
Auckland to Los Angeles will also increase, with twice daily flights from April, compared with 12 flights per week at the same time this year. And a third Los Angeles flight will be run one day a week during school holiday peaks.
The Auckland to Vancouver route will be boosted to three return services per week in off-peak periods (up from  two). Air New Zealand willfly five times a week from mid-December to the end of February.

“This is a huge boost for the visitor economy from North America and offers additional opportunities for New Zealand exporters,” says Norm Thompson, Air New Zealand's deputy CEO.