Air New Zealand Discloses 787-9 Dreamliner Destinations and Interior
Air New Zealand announced the destinations to which its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will fly as well as details about the new aircraft’s interior design. The airline is the launch customer for the 787-9.
The primary long-haul destinations for its fleet of ten Dreamliners will be Shanghai and Tokyo. Other destinations will include Honolulu-Auckland, Perth, and Papeete.
The first 787-9 is expected to be completed next month in Seattle and the airline sees the plane as a “game changer” that will allow it to expand its Pacific Rim footprint.
Inside the 787-9, the Business Premier cabin will have 180° lie-flat beds in the airline’s signature chalk-colored leather. Passengers will receive a memory foam mattress, duvet, and two full-sized pillows.
Premium Economy seats will be ink-colored with a 41” pitch, a 5”-wide armrest, a leg rest, and extendable foot support.
The Economy cabin will have 16 rows of the Skycouch seats, which are rows of three seats that convert into a bed-like flat surface, and the remainder of the coach section will have slim-line seats with a flexible headrest.