Auckland Airport welcomes North America capacity increase

11 September 2014

Auckland Airport has welcomed the announcement by Air New Zealand that it will increase the capacity on its Auckland to Los Angeles and Auckland to Vancouver routes.

The announcement will see Air New Zealand introduce an additional three flights per week on its Auckland to Los Angeles route from March to October 2015, with a fourth flight per week added during the New Zealand school holiday months of July and October.

Charles Spillane, Auckland Airport’s acting general manager aeronautical commercial, says, “This is fantastic news as it means that overall flights on the Auckland to Los Angeles route will increase from 14 per week to up to 18 per week over the New Zealand winter season. This results in a 20 per cent increase in capacity and an additional 56,000 seats when compared to the same period last year and reflects the popularity of the service.”

The announcement will also see Air New Zealand increase flights on its Auckland to Vancouver route next year by extending its current July to August five-weekly service to include the extra months of June and September. This will provide a total capacity increase of 10 per cent and an additional 6,600 seats when compared to the same period last year.

“Air New Zealand has also announced that it will offer Melbourne and Sydney connections on all of these new flights, as well as great domestic New Zealand connections,” says Mr Spillane.

“Auckland Airport offers congratulations to Air New Zealand on today’s announcement. This is a further reflection of the growing demand between North America and New Zealand,” finishes Mr Spillane.


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