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Air New Zealand's first U.S and Fijian arrivals mark more good times for Aotearoa

Air New Zealand is today flying the first wave of visa-waiving visitors into Auckland as New Zealand takes an important step in reconnecting with the world.

Air New Zealand is today flying the first wave of visa-waiving visitors into Auckland as New Zealand takes an important step in reconnecting with the world.

New Zealand’s #ArrivalRevival is underway, with Air New Zealand guests from the U.S. and Fiji being able to enter the country for the first time in over two years.

Air New Zealand Chief Customer and Sales Officer Leanne Geraghty said Flight NZ5, arriving from Los Angeles into Auckland at 5.45 am on 2 May, would be packed with customers and excitement.

“We’ve got three flights arriving into Auckland on 2 May, which are filled to the brim with overseas visitors and returning Kiwis thrilled to land on New Zealand shores once again as they reconnect with family, start their studies or build their businesses,” she said.

“It’s great to have international tourists being able to visit our beautiful country again and explore everything Aotearoa New Zealand has to offer.”

“Demand has exceeded expectations with many of our services filling up. We’re pleased with how bookings are going across the network, both domestic and international. This is welcome news for the New Zealand tourism industry which has weathered a difficult storm over the past 800 days.

“To help New Zealand’s tourism industry recover, we’re ramping up our network as quickly as we can – with Honolulu and Houston routes resuming on 4 July and 7 July, respectively.

The three Air New Zealand flights arriving on 2 May are:

  • NZ5 Los Angeles – Auckland: Arriving 5:45am
  • NZ7 San Francisco – Auckland: Arriving 6:10am
  • NZ953 Nadi – Auckland: Arriving 5pm.

On Saturday the airline celebrated its 82nd birthday, and later this week it will be launching its brand new safety video.

And we all know how amazing Air New Zealand safety videos are! For a reminder of the airline’s past masterpieces, check out this article and watch this space on 5/5/22 for the new one.

For more information head to www.airnewzealand.com.au