AUCKLAND- In the upcoming winter season of 2023/24, Air New Zealand (NZ) will resume operating the Auckland-Perth route using its own aircraft, with daily flights scheduled.
Currently, the Star Alliance carrier serves this route on a daily basis using leased Wamos Air Airbus A330-200 planes.
Air New Zealand Auckland-Perth with 787
Starting from October 29, 2023, the service will once again be conducted using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Additionally, Air New Zealand’s codeshare partners, Etihad (EY) and Air China (CA) will place their respective codes on Air New Zealand’s flights.
The flight schedule is as follows:
- NZ173: Departing from Auckland at 14:10 and arriving in Perth at 16:55, operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner daily.
- NZ176: Departing from Perth at 18:50 and arriving in Auckland at 06:25 the following day, operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner daily.
Air NZ Orders A321 and ATR 72-600s
Air New Zealand’s swift rebound, driven by a higher-than-anticipated demand for air travel, has resulted in a noteworthy profit announcement.
To cater to the strong demand observed within the airline’s regional network. The inclusion of two extra ATR aircraft with a seating capacity of 68 seats each will enhance the available seating by over 5,700 seats per week. These aircraft will facilitate travel to various regional destinations such as Tauranga and Nelson.
Simultaneously, Tasman and Pacific Island flights will employ two brand-new Airbus A321neo aircraft featuring a configuration for international routes.
This addition will contribute more than 9,000 seats per week to the airline’s operations, solidifying its position as the leading carrier in terms of Tasman’s capacity. This expanded capacity will ensure that customers have an extensive range of options at competitive fares.
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