Air New Zealand to add fourth flight on YVR-AKL route

Air New Zealand to add fourth flight on YVR-AKL route

VANCOUVER — Following the recent success of its additional seasonal daily service from Vancouver-Auckland, Air New Zealand will be adding a further return service on this route between Oct. 15 and Dec. 3, 2016, thus increasing its frequency from three to four return services per week.

With the fourth flight departing Vancouver on Saturdays, the airline will add nearly 5,000 seats to the route, which represents a 33% boost in capacity compared to the previous year.

The latest increase is part of the airline’s overall capacity increase on the route, and marks the second capacity lift in the last six months. This marks the first time Air New Zealand has operated four return services during this time period.

“We are very pleased with the continued growth out of our Vancouver gateway. With the additional return service, we are able to offer our Canadian customers greater flexibility and connectivity to New Zealand and Australia.”

Air New Zealand operates the Boeing 777-200ER on the Vancouver-Auckland route, which features the airline’s award-winning Economy skycouch, luxury leather seats with leg rests in Premium Economy, and lie-flat beds in Business Premier.

During the Northern Winter peak period from Dec. 9, 2016 to Jan. 30, 2017, the airline will once again move to daily return services as operated over the same period last year.

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