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Air New Zealand, the flag carrier of New Zealand, traces its roots to 1940 when its predecessor, Tasman Empire Airways Limited, was incorporated. Based in Auckland, Air New Zealand operates its hubs and focus cities at Auckland Airport, Christchurch International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and Wellington International Airport. Air New Zealand flies to destinations in Australia, the Pacific, Asia, the United States and Europe.
Air New Zealand provides three-class service on many of its international flights, and it provides passengers with several Economy Class options on its Tasman and Pacific routes.
Passengers traveling in Business Premier class on B777 and B747 aircraft enjoy lounge access prior to departure, including Star Alliance members' owned lounges when traveling on an international flight. Business Premier passengers also enjoy a fully lie-flat seat, complimentary meal and beverage service, an entertainment system with audio and video on demand, noise-canceling headphones and an amenity kit that includes La Prairie products. A redesigned Business Premier Class is available on B777-300 aircraft and features more luxurious seats with thicker mattresses and a larger video screen.
Passengers traveling in Business Class on Air New Zealand's B767s enjoy lounge access prior to departure, including Star Alliance members' owned lounges when traveling on an international flight, entertainment systems with audio and video on demand, 15-inch seat recline and 50-inch pitch between seats.
Passengers traveling in Premium Economy Class, which is available on B747s and B777s, enjoy premium check-in services, an entertainment system with audio and video on demand, complimentary food and beverage service and additional legroom. A redesigned Premium Economy Class is available on Air New Zealand's B777-300s featuring larger video screens and the new Spaceseat, which allows passengers to recline without invading the personal space of the passengers behind them.
Economy Class passengers on long-haul flights on B747s and B777s enjoy an entertainment system with audio and video on demand and complimentary food and beverage service. A new Economy Class is available on Air New Zealand's B777-300s and features redesigned seats, on-demand ordering of snacks through the audio and video entertainment system and the Economy Skycouch, which is a trio of three Economy seats that together create a flexible space for relaxing, stretching out or allowing kids to play.
On its Tasman and Pacific service on its A320 aircraft, Air New Zealand offers its "Seats to Suit". You can choose from the Seat, Seat+Bag, The Works and Works Deluxe products. Baggage allowances, meals and beverages, seat requests, priority check-in, priority baggage, entertainment and lounge access vary depending on the option you choose. Works Deluxe is the top product option on the A320 aircraft and it is also available on B747s, B767s and B777s. Subject to availability, passengers traveling in Economy Class on Pacific flights have a chance at check-in to buy a "Twin Seat", which is an extra seat, providing additional room inflight. Space + seating in Economy Class, which provides additional legroom, is available on Air New Zealand's B737s and A320s (NZ domestic configuration).
Complimentary tea, coffee and water will be offered to all passengers. Passengers traveling in Business Premier, Business Class and Premium Economy receive complimentary meal and beverage service. Passengers purchasing Air New Zealand's Seat and Seat+Bag products can purchase snacks, sandwiches, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages from the In-flight Bites Menu, which may be ordered on demand by using the seat-back entertainment system on select aircraft. Passengers purchasing Air New Zealand's Works and Works Deluxe products will be served a meal and drinks.
Passengers traveling on Air New Zealand's B747s, B767s, B777s and A320s with the international configuration enjoy personal entertainment systems with audio and video on demand. On Tasman and Pacific flights, portable in-flight entertainment devices are included in The Works and Works Deluxe products but not in the Seat and Seat+Bag products.
Power, iPod and USB ports are available at all seats on Air New Zealand's B777-300s and in Business Class seats on Air New Zealand's B767s. In-seat laptop power is available in Business Premier and Premium Economy on Air New Zealand's B777-200s and in Business Premier and at select Premium Economy seats on its B747s. USB ports are available at all seats on Air New Zealand's B767s and A320s with the international configuration.
Air New Zealand's fleet includes the following aircraft types*:
*Please note that Air New Zealand may have several configurations of a specific aircraft type, so please check SeatGuru for seat map information and recommendations on the best seats for your flight.
In 1999 Air New Zealand joined the Star Alliance network, which has more than twenty airline members including the following:
Additionally, Air New Zealand partners with many other airlines, including the following:
Airpoints is Air New Zealand's frequent flyer loyalty program.