Air New Zealand is the national airline of New Zealand based in Auckland and its hub airport is located at Auckland Airport and Wellington International Airport. Air New Zealand also have a subsidiary airline called Air New Zealand Link who serve over 20 destinations on a fleet of 58 aircraft. Air New Zealand has codeshare agreements with many airlines including Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Asiana Airlines, Aircalin, Air Rarontonga, All Nippon Airways, Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways, South African Airways and many others.
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Alternative Airlines customers are now able to book extra baggage at the time of purchasing their Air New Zealand flight.
The total of carry-on baggage on Air New Zealand is up to 46.5 inches (118cm).
In Economy Class, the allowance is 1 carry-on bag and a small item such as a thin laptop or handbag. The weight is a maximum of 7kg.
Premium Economy and Business Premier are allowed 2 carry-on bags including one small item. These bags can be up to 14kg in total, with one of the bags weighing a maximum of 10kg.
Each passenger can check-in a bag that weighs up to 23kg (50Ib). You can also purchase a pre-paid extra bag. Find out more about this with Alternative Airlines. You can also pay excess charges at the airport for checked-in bags weighing up to 32kg.
Sizes of checked-in baggage can be up to 158cm.
Air New Zealand offers three types class types: Economy Class, Premium Economy Class and Business Class.
Economy Class on Air New Zealand comes with a range of services from food to entertainment. There is also Economy Skycouch available.
In Economy you can enjoy inflight entertainment with TV, music, games and movies. A checked bag of up to 23kg is accepted as well as a carry on bag 7kg. A warm inflight meal is provided and you can also order a Kids Meal when you make you reservation. Also extra free-of-charge drinks can be ordered.
Seats in Air New Zealand's Economy Class are 17.2 inches wide, at a pitch of 31 - 32 inches with a 5 inch recline. Please note that sizing is dependant on the aircraft. There is also Economy Skycouch to enjoy too. What is Economy Skycouch you ask? It is a row of seats that can be transformed into a couch after takeoff. Therefore you and either a family member or friend can stretch out. And the added benefit is that you don't share it with a stranger, it is all to yourself or you and your travel partners. Bedding and pillows are also included. This airline was ranked as one of the best airlines for their economy class seating, notably for the large seat pitch.
Passengers in premium economy arrive at their destination more relaxed, with more personal space allowing for a comfier flight. Passengers also have premium extras, such as seat selection, additional carry-on and checked luggage.
In premium economy, passengers will enjoy a complimentary meal and drinks when on long-haul flights. The meals on the premium economy menu are made with fresh ingredients, all designed to be modern with a Kiwi twist. Passengers can also enjoy the airlines inflight entertainment which includes movies, TV box sets, video games and a kids section. Additional extras include premium check-in and an amenity kit.
Premium Economy passengers can enjoy a roomier cabin experience, with luxurious leather chairs complete with a reclining back and elevating leg rest.
Air New Zealand's Business Class is available on all Boeing 777-200, 777-300 and 787-9 Dreamliner long-haul services.
Lounge access is available for Air New Zealand passengers for up to four hours before flight departure. Passengers can relax and refuel with something to eat and drink before their Air New Zealand flight. Once onboard their Air New Zealand flight, Business Class passengers can enjoy delicious meals by a world renowned Kiwi chef. And, of course, there's an excellent range of New Zealand's finest wines to enjoy once you're on board. Business Class passengers are also provided with an amenity kit including deluxe toiletries and complimentary bottled water.
The Air New Zealand Business Class seats convert from a luxurious leather armchair into a lie-flat bed so that you can sleep comfortably on your Air New Zealand flight. Air New Zealand Business Class passengers can sleep easy on a luxurious memory foam mattress with complimentary duvets and pillows.
Air New Zealand does not currently have a first class. However passengers looking to experience life in the clouds in luxury, try the Business Premier cabin. Read the information above for more information about the business class facilities and experience with this airline.
All Air New Zealand meals are designed by consultant chefs and wine experts to reflect the fresh and innovative cuisine of New Zealand. All classes can view a sample menu on the Air New Zealand website to get an idea for the food they will be enjoying on their upcoming flight.
Business Premier passengers will enjoy a 4 course meal consisting of an appetiser, freshly baked bread, main dish and desert. In addition there will be mid-flight snacks offered, or passengers can help themselves to a range of snacks available throughout the flight. Breakfast will consist of a hot dish, or items from the bakery, pantry or fresh fruit.
Premium Economy passengers can enjoy a 3 course dinner with a choice of main dish. Breakfast will be a selection of fruit, cereals or items from the bakery, or a choice of hot meal.
Economy passengers can enjoy a 2 course dinner often consisting of a starter and main dish. Breakfast will be a hot or continental breakfast including fruit salad, cereals and yoghurt.
Passengers travelling in economy class on flights to or from Australia and Pacific flights can purchase food items during the flight, via the inflight entertainment screen. The items available to purchase are light meals such as sandwiches, pies, confectionary, crisps and nuts.
On domestic New Zealand flights, passengers will receive a free snack.
Passengers can order a special meal to suit their dietary requirement up to 24 hours before your scheduled departure time. Some meals are only available on certain flights, so be sure to check on the Air New Zealand website to see if it is available on your route. The special meals available are:
Meals on international flights are run with a drinks service, with recommendations of wine to compliment the flavours in your meal. There will also be a complimentary tea, coffee and water service to everyone on Australia and Pacific flights. Further drinks such as soft drinks or alcoholic drinks can be purchased from the inflight purchase menu.
Air New Zealand operates many flights across the world, Pacific Rim and the United Kingdom. Destinations include Adelaide, Alofi, Apia, Auckland, Brisbane, Buenos Aires, Denpasar, Christchurch, Gold Coast, Dunedin, Hong Kong, Honolulu, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Nadi, Perth, Port Vila, Queenstown, Rarotonga, Sendai, Shanghai and many others.
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Auckland Airport is the largest airport in New Zealand and is the hub airport for Air New Zealand as well as Jetstar Airways and Virgin Australia.
The airport has two runways and can handle nearly 17 million passengers every year. Airlines which fly to and from Auckland Airport include Air Chathams, Air China, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Vanuatu, Aircalin, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, LAN Airlines, Qantas, Philippine Airlines, Sunair Aviation, Samoa Airways and Malaysia Airlines.
Air New Zealand currently operates an international long-haul fleet consisting of Boeing 777 family, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, and Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. Airbus A320 aircraft operate on routes to Australia and the Pacific Islands, and on domestic routes. Below is a list of all the aircraft in Air New Zealand's fleet:
Air New Zealand also had 6 orders of the Boeing 787-100 to be delivered in 2024. This is to replace the Boeing 777-300ER.
As of 2022, there are 3 airlines offering domestic flights in New Zealand: Air New Zealand, Jetstar, and Air Chatham, out of which, Air New Zealand has the widest domestic network and highest flight frequencies. Air New Zealand has 3 domestic hubs: Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington, with Auckland being its headquarters. The airline flies to 20 destinations domestically and operates multiple daily flights between major cities like Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, and Wellington.
The airline is certified as a 4-star airline by Skytrax Ratings for the quality of its airport and onboard product and staff service. Air New Zealand is famous for its exquisite service and its renowned Kiwi culture is trusted by its customers. The airline has been a part of Star Alliance, (which is the world’s largest global airline alliance), since 1999. This means that it has many partner airlines that fly around the world if you want to connect your Air New Zealand domestic flight with a flight to another part of the world.
Air New Zealand flies to many different domestic routes, here are some of its most popular.
Check out all the domestic destinations that Air New Zealand flies to:
Auckland, Blenheim, Chatham Islands, Christchurch, Dunedin, Gisborne, Greymouth, Hamilton, Hokitika, Invercargill, Kaikohe, Kaitaia, Kerikeri, Masterton, Milford Sound, Napier, Nelson, New Plymouth, Motueka, Mount Cook Village, Oamaru, Palmerston North, Paraparaumu, Queenstown, Rotorua, Taupo, Tauranga, Te Anau, Timaru, Wānaka, Wellington, Westport, Whakatane, Whanganui and Whangarei
Using our search form, type any of these destinations into the departure/arrival fields and hit the 'Search Flights' button to begin your search for domestic flights with Air New Zealand!
Air New Zealand's domestic services are operated by its narrow-body fleet which includes the A320ceo family, A320neo family, ATR 72 and Dash 8 aircraft. All flights are operated in a single-class all-economy configuration, with a 3x3 configuration on the A320 and A320neo family and a 2x2 configuration on the ATR 72 and Dash 8.
Despite operating a single-class all-economy configuration, Air New Zealand offers various fare options for its domestic customers, the details of which are explained below.
This is the perfect and the cheapest option for you if you’re travelling light with no heavy baggage. This fare option has the following conditions:
This fare option allows you to carry on a check-in baggage which can weigh up to 23kg. The conditions for this fare option is listed below.
Through Flexichange, you can change to an earlier or later flight on the same day (if seats are available) along with a few other benefits. The conditions for this fare option are listed below:
This is the most flexible and the most expensive fare option available for Air New Zealand domestic flights. It allows for the change of the day or time of travel, free seat selection, 2 checked-in bags and is fully refundable. The details of this fare option is listed below:
Air New Zealand Koru Hour flights offer additional snacks and drink choices on its domestic routes. These flights are operated by Airbus A320 family of aircraft on routes between Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Queenstown. Koru Hours flights are between 4:35pm and 7:05pm on Monday to Friday.
On all Air New Zealand domestic flights, you have the choice to check-in online or at the airport.
To check-in online, just visit the Air New Zealand Manage Bookings page and enter your ticket reference number and your family name. You can check-in online from up to 24 hours before your scheduled flight departure time. If you’ve booked flights with Alternative Airlines, your reference number will be located on the e-ticket that we send to you after booking.
Check-in for domestic flights closes 30 minutes before departure. Therefore, it is best to leave early from home with plenty of time to spare. When you arrive at the airport, you can check-in using the self-service kiosks or you could go to any one of Air New Zealand domestic check-in desks.
Check-in for domestic flights closes 30 minutes before departure. Therefore, it’s best to leave early from home with plenty of time to spare. When you arrive at the airport, you can check-in using the self-service kiosks or you could go to any one of Air New Zealand domestic check-in desks.
For all Air New Zealand domestic flights, you're allowed one free carry-on bag. Your carry-on bag cannot exceed 7kgs and the sum of its width, length and height shouldn’t exceed 118cm (46.5 inches).
If you’re travelling domestically with Air New Zealand, all fare options include at least one check-in bag option except for the standard seat fare which only allows for a carry-on bag. Your check-in bag cannot exceed 23kgs and the sum of its width, length and height shouldn’t exceed 158cm (62 inches).
If you wish to cancel your domestic flight, in most cases you will not get a refund from Air New Zealand. Only the FlexiRefund ticket is eligible for full refund upon cancellation. So if you are unsure of your travel dates, FlexiRefund might be a good option for you.
Alternative Airlines will show you whether your flight can be cancelled for a refund at the time of booking on all Air New Zealand domestic flights. This can be viewed within the fare details once you have selected your flight.
As of 2022, Facemasks are no longer mandatory on Air New Zealand domestic flights.
You can now pre-book your Air New Zealand seat with Alternative Airlines. Choose your favourite place to sit on the plane by browsing the available seat options at the time of booking.
New Zealand and Australia are close neighbours with lots of air travel and tourism between the two. JetStar, Qantas and Virgin Australia all fly between the two countries. Air New Zealand operates numerous international and domestic services and is a great option for flights to Australia. The airline operates routes from multiple cities across the country direct to Australia on services branded 'Trans-Tasman'. 4 cities in New Zealand enjoy a direct connection to Australia with Auckland having a total of 9 destinations across Australia, this may be because Auckland is the largest city in the country and also serves as Air New Zealand's hub airport. To find out more about Air New Zealand's flights to Australia and book now use the flight search tool at the top of the page.
Christchurch International Airport
Wellington International Airport
If travelling on a budget then Air New Zealand offers a great product for you. With their 'Seats to Suit' fares, you can choose what you want to pay for to keep the airfare competitive. The airline offers a seat fare which only includes 1 cabin bag weighing up to 7kg and is the cheapest ticket for a flight to Australia. If you require more luggage then you can alternatively choose the seat+bag ticket where you will be allowed to bring 1 cabin case of 7kg as well as 1 checked bag at 23kg. Passengers with either 'Seat' or 'Seat+Bag' fare types will receive a slightly altered experience from 'The Works' or economy fare. You can expect the same seats as economy with gate to gate inflight entertainment, but be aware that movies aren't included and can be purchased during the flight for NZD 10. The airline offers free tea, coffee and water but any other beverage or snack can be purchased during the flight.
Air New Zealand offers an economy product on their Australian services, sometimes referred to as 'The Works' fares. All passengers in economy regardless of where in Australia they are heading to are treated to complimentary meals, snacks and beverages during the flight. The airline also allows you to bring 1 checked bag weighing up to 23kg free of charge as well as a carry on case of 7kg. Depending on the aircraft operated on these flights travellers can also expect to have complimentary inflight entertainment provided with each seat having a personal seatback TV screen with all the latest movies and shows. Wifi has been installed on some of the airline's fleet and comes complimentary, download the Air NZ app to see if your flight has this enabled. The seats on board the aircraft are laid out as 3x3x3 on the B787 and B777 but 3x3 on the smaller A321 and A320 aircraft.
The airline also has a premium economy class on select flights to Australia, offering a more luxurious service. You will receive priority check-in at the airport as well as speedy boarding before economy class. The luggage allowance is greatly increased with Air New Zealand allowing you to bring 2 checked bags weighing up to 23kg each as well as 2 cabin bags up to 7kg each. Passengers are also treated to complimentary meals and drinks on board as well as inflight entertainment including the latest movies and shows. The airline also offers complimentary wifi on some of their aircraft for you to use, find out more by downloading the Air NZ App. Premium economy seats have a pitch of 104-106 cm as well as a recline of 22 cm making an experience in this class extremely comfortable and relaxing. Air New Zealand have laid the premium cabin in 2x3x2 on the B787 and 2x4x2 on the B777.
On select flights to Australia, Air New Zealand offers a luxurious business premier class for you to choose from. If you have selected this class of travel then you will receive a dedicated check-in experience at the airport as well as lounge access and speedy boarding. Like premium-economy, the luggage allowance is again increased with the airline allowing you 3 checked bags up to 23kg each plus 2 cabin bags of 7kg each. Onboard you will be treated to a full-course meal with complimentary New Zealand wines and alcohol. Sit and relax in the plush leather chairs which can be laid flat into a bed, in a 1x2x1 layout. Fight boredom by enjoying the complimentary inflight entertainment, such as TV shows, movies and games as well as free wifi. Passengers are also treated to complimentary meals and drinks on board as well as inflight entertainment including the latest movies and shows.
*Premium Economy and Business Premier is only offered on the airlines B777 and B787 aircraft.
It has never been easier to book a flight an Air New Zealand flight to Australia with Alternative Airlines. Simply use our flight search tool at the top of the page and set your departure NZ city with the arrival Aussie city. Give us your dates, amount of travellers and class of travel then press search. All of the results and configurations will be displayed, but don't worry you can filter these to show only Air New Zealand. What's better you can then further sort the results by cheapest or flight times, making it easy for you to find the flight best for your plans.
Air New Zealand last-minute flights are flights that are purchased close to the flight departure date and time. These types of flights are usually brought a few days or weeks following the flight departure date, however, they can also be purchased on the same day of the flight. Last-minute flights are common among business travellers who need to attend business meetings at another destination. The prices of last-minute flights vary all the time, however, if you're lucky you may find great deals with Air New Zealand last-minute flights.
After booking, our e-tickets are sent to you immediately or within 2 hours via email. Please be aware, when booking a last-minute flight, it may take up to 24 hours for you to receive your e-ticket.
Air New Zealand is the flag carrier of New Zealand. The airline flies to a number of destinations in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Why not book a last-minute flight with Air New Zealand and jet off to one of these destinations?
Right here! At Alternative Airlines you can hunt for ANY last-minute flight with Air New Zealand, by using the search form at the top of the page. Please note that if you book Air New Zealand last-minute flights with Alternative Airlines, it may take up to 24 hours for you to receive our e-ticket via email.
Last-minute flights don't guarantee cheap flights. But, when Air New Zealand need to fill the seats of the aircraft, they will usually lower the price fare of last-minute flights. Although some last-minute flights are cheap, some can be expensive as they know that travellers who need to travel urgently are more willing to pay more for their Air New Zealand flight.
3rd January 2024
Air New Zealand has soared to new heights, claiming the coveted title of world's safest airline for 2024! This close victory, edging out long-time rival Qantas by a mere 1.5 points, was awarded by AirlineRatings.com, recognising the national carrier's unwavering commitment to passenger safety.
Despite navigating some of the world's most challenging weather conditions, from Wellington's windswept runways to Queenstown's tricky terrain, Air New Zealand consistently prioritises safety across every aspect of its operations. Their meticulous attention to detail, coupled with industry-leading safety initiatives and rigorous pilot training, earned them top marks in AirlineRatings.com's rigorous evaluation. This win is a testament to their dedication to keeping passengers safe, wherever their journey takes them.
So, when choosing your next flight, remember: Air New Zealand's commitment to safety has earned them the title of world's best, offering peace of mind to every passenger who takes to the skies with them.