Air New Zealand has announced the initial routes for its upcoming Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft according to the RoutesOnLine website.
The destinations covered by the 787-9 include Tokyo, Shanghai, Honolulu, Perth and Papeete in South Pacific (French Polynesia).
Air New Zealand 787-9’s will feature fully-flat leather seats with memory-foam mattresses in Business Class, Zodiac-designed spacious leather seats in Premium Economy and Zodiac-designed slim-seatback seats in Economy.
Air New Zealand is the launch customer for the 787-9, the larger version of Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner currently in service. The airline expects to commence 787-9 flights from mid-2014.
Air New Zealand plans to replace its existing Boeing 767 aircraft with the 787-9 in coming years.