Air New Zealand Inaugurates Auckland-Chicago Service

By Paul Riegler on 3 December 2018
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Downtown Chicago

Air New Zealand announced the start of service for its new flight linking Auckland, New Zealand, and Chicago. The first flight arrived at O’Hare International Airport on Friday afternoon.

With an approximate aloft time of 15 hours northbound and 16 hours southbound, the flight is the airline’s longest.

The airline is using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft and operating the flight on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The airliners feature a business-class cabin with 27 fully lie-flat seats that extend into a 79.5” bed. The aircraft also has 33 recliner seats in its premium economy cabin and 215 standard seats in coach.

As part of a codeshare arrangement with United, Air New Zealandwill place its code on 100 flights on the Chicago-based carrier, resulting in convenient connections for those arriving from or departing to Auckland.

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