Currently, Air New Zealand’s Los Angeles service runs twice-daily but during the 2015 Northern Summer season (April – October) a third flight will be departing Auckland on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
This represents a 20 percent boost in total capacity.
The additional Los Angeles services will depart Auckland earlier than the current daily services arriving in Los Angeles around 0900, enabling same day connections with Midwest and East Coast USA destinations.
This earlier departure time will also suit Australian travellers heading to the USA, with convenient Melbourne and Sydney connections, the extra services will depart Los Angeles later than current services accommodating later connections while still arriving into Auckland at 0700 in time for passengers to connect to domestic New Zealand and Australia.
Chief sales and commercial officer Cam Wallace said, “The extra flights are a good example of Air New Zealand listening and responding to customer feedback. Frequent LA travellers told us they wanted to be able to arrive earlier, particularly when connecting to the US East Coast. We’re thrilled to now be able to offer this to our customers.”
Air New Zealand is also increasing capacity between Auckland and Vancouver by 10 percent.
Next year it will operate five times per week from June to September (currently mid-July to late August).