Air New Zealand returns to San Francisco as US services ramp up

Air New Zealand has resumed its popular non-stop service from Auckland to San Francisco as demand for travel continues to rise.

The move follows the airline that recently announced the start of its new service between Auckland and New York, JFK, from September 17, 2022, and the airline that has been carrying passengers between Auckland and Los Angeles on a daily basis since March this year.

Since February, Air New Zealand has also been flying to Vancouver three times a week, next resuming Honolulu on July 4th and Houston on July 7th.

Air New Zealand Chief Customer and Sales Officer Leanne Geraghty said flights to San Francisco will initially operate three times a week on state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, meaning customers flying these routes will be able to enjoy the airline’s unique Product offerings from kiwi Business Premier, Premium Economy and Economy Skycouch.

She said the configuration of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner that serves these routes offers more premium seats than other Dreamliners in the airline’s fleet.

“Resuming services on our North American routes when the border reopens is another step in the phased resumption of flights to destinations in our international network,” Geraghty said.

“Our North American network plays a key role in our Kia Mau Thrive strategy, so it’s great to be able to reopen another important port in the region.

“San Francisco is a year-round destination for Kiwis, as well as an important gateway for Americans wishing to visit New Zealand and Australia.”

“Thanks to our strong partnership with United Airlines, our customers can fly to hundreds of domestic US destinations every day. And with our Star Alliance and other alliance partners, we also offer multiple international connectivity options to Canada, the UK and Europe,” she said.

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