Start spreading the news because Air New Zealand has revealed the details of its sixth US destination; New York! Direct flights from Auckland will begin operating next October!

Air New Zealand’s inaugural flight from Auckland to Newark Liberty International Airport will take off on 29 October 2020, becoming the first-ever non-stop service between Australasia and New York.

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The new service will provide Australian customers with a seamless journey to New York through Auckland, where customers remain in the same terminal and those eligible can access Air New Zealand’s flagship lounge.

Along with connections from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth, the new route will give customers in Adelaide, Gold Coast, Cairns, and the Sunshine Coast a one-stop journey to New York compared with current options from those ports which typically require a transit stop in both Australia and the US.

“We know New York is a popular destination for Australians and we’re looking forward to offering a better way to fly from next October,”

Jeff McDowall, Air New Zealand Acting Chief Executive Officer


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New York is one of the most amazing cities in the world. It boasts iconic landmarks, galleries, museums, Broadway shows, fantastic shopping, and a delightful food scene, placing it top of many travellers’ bucket lists.

Air New Zealand will fly the route three times weekly, year-round, under its flagship flight numbers NZ1 southbound and NZ2 northbound. The service will be operated by Air New Zealand’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in its latest, premium-focused configuration.

The airline’s new Economy Stretch legroom product and its innovative Economy Skycouch experience will be available on the Auckland-New York route.

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The new service deepens the alliance between Air New Zealand and United Airlines and follows Air New Zealand’s successful launch of non-stop flights to United’s hub in Chicago in November 2018.

From its East Coast gateway at Newark Liberty International Airport, United Airlines operates more than 400 daily flights across the United States. The new service between Auckland and Newark will also provide customers with convenient onward connections to more than 90 destinations across the United States.

“Our non-stop flight will cut travel time by around three hours, putting New Zealand in easy reach of New York and the US Eastern Seaboard,”

Jeff McDowall, Air New Zealand Acting Chief Executive Officer

McDowall went on to say “It’s terrific we can make a seamless journey a reality for Kiwis wanting to experience New York and Americans keen to explore New Zealand, and we’ll work with United to grow the route and visitor numbers in both directions.”


When can we book?

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Air New Zealand’s new flights to New York go on sale in November 2019.

The flight time is expected to be 15 hours 40 minutes northbound and 17 hours 40 minutes southbound.

Flights will arrive into and depart from Terminal B at Newark Liberty International Airport. The above timings are subject to approvals and will vary with daylight saving time.

The route is subject to final regulatory approvals and crewing agreements.