New Zealand flights increase on popular route
Auckland, February 1 — Daily New Zealand flights to San Francisco will be available on Air New Zealand as of June 5, 2006. First introduced with a frequency of three non-stop flights a week between Auckland and San Francisco in June 2004, the popularity of the route resulted in services being doubled to six times weekly less than six months later.
Travelers wishing to vacation in both Australia and New Zealand can choose Air New Zealand as their airline for cheap flights to Australia and include a stop over in Auckland for a few days or more.
Group General Manager Marketing Network & Sales Norm Thompson said the move to daily New Zealand flights was a clear reflection of the popularity of not only San Francisco as a destination but also of the desire of New Zealanders to have a second gateway into the United States and beyond.
“A daily service to Auckland from San Francisco will also support the inbound tourism market by offering visitors from Europe and North America more choice.
Our code share partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa and Air Canada make travel beyond San Francisco an easy and popular option,” said Mr. Thompson.
The timing of Air New Zealand’s Auckland – San Francisco services (local times) are as follows:
Depart Auckland at 7.15 pm, Arrive San Francisco at 11.30 am (same day)
Depart San Francisco at 9.30 pm, Arrive Auckland at 5.30 am (plus 2 days)
Services will be operated using a mix of the new B777-200 aircraft and refitted B747-400 aircraft.
Issued by Air New Zealand Public Affairs, Phone: + 64 9 336 2761