NZ1: Air NZ returns to the skies with New York flight

NZ1: Air NZ returns to the skies with New York flight
Air NZ CEO Greg Foran said he has taken a bet with staff that demand for NZ to US flights will be even higher than in 2019. (Photo: Dan Brunskill)
Dan Brunskill
Air New Zealand chief executive Greg Foran is betting demand for direct to New York flights will be even stronger than when they first launched in 2019.The airline this morning began selling tickets for its direct flights to New York, which were first announced in 2019 but scrapped due to the pandemic.Landing at John F Kennedy Airport, the airline will fly the Auckland-New York route three times a week with its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.The 14,200km flight is one of the longest in the world clocking in at just over 16 hours northbound and 17-and-...

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