Air New Zealand has decided to add three more flights a week on its Auckland-Los Angeles route from April to October, next year. The popularity of air tickets on the route is seen as the reason behind the jump.


Holiday makers and business travellers, who are planning to travel between Auckland and Los Angeles during the northern summer next year, will be delighted with Air New Zealand’s decision to increase flights between the two cities from two to three times a day on three days of the week.

From April, 2015 to October, 2015, passengers will have the option of booking tickets with additional flights that will leave Auckland on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The popularity of Air New Zealand’s service between the two cities is seen as the reason behind the jump in the frequency of flights. The rise in the number of frequencies represents a 20 per cent boost in total capacity.

As per media reports, the additional Los Angeles services will take off from Auckland earlier than the current daily services, arriving at the American ‘Sin City’ around 0900. The scheduling will help travellers to enjoy same day connections with Midwest and East Coast USA destinations. Early departure from Auckland will also benefit Australian travellers who have booked tickets for the USA, with convenient Melbourne and Sydney connections.

“The extra flights are a good example of Air New Zealand listening and responding to customer feedback. Frequent LA travellers told us they wanted to be able to arrive earlier, particularly when connecting to the US East Coast. We’re thrilled to now be able to offer this to our customers,” Air New Zealand’s Chief Sales and Commercial Officer, Cam Wallace was quoted by newspapers.

The carrier is also increasing flight capacity between Auckland and Vancouver, Canada by 10 per cent, offering more options to those seeking air tickets on the route. From June to September next year, the airline is boosting the current three flights a week to five.

The addition of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in Air New Zealand’s fleet has led to a rise in its capacity. The addition of leased 777-300s is also to be credited with the rise.