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Dreamliner flight to Wellington for World Cup football fans

Press Release – Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand will operate a flight between Auckland and Wellington on Saturday 11 November using its 302 seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to help football fans see the All Whites take on Peru in the FIFA World Cup – Intercontinental Playoff.

Flight NZ1233 will depart from Auckland at 8:45am, arriving in Wellington at 9:50am.

The airline has seen significant demand for flights to the capital over the weekend of 11-12 November and has already deployed additional capacity with two one-way flights to operate between Auckland and Wellington on the Saturday and four one-way flights returning to Auckland on the Sunday using its A320 jets.

Tickets for the additional services on Saturday 11 November and Sunday 12 November are on sale now at airnewzealand.co.nz.

Press Release – Air NZ
Air New Zealand will operate additional capacity between Christchurch and Wellington over the weekend of 11-12 November to help football fans see the All Whites take on Peru in the FIFA World Cup – Intercontinental Playoff.

The airline has seen significant demand for bookings to and from Wellington over the match weekend and has already announced a number of extra services between Auckland and the capital.

Additional services between Christchurch and Wellington include:

Flight Number Date Departs Arrives Aircraft
NZ5460 11 November CHC – 1035 WLG – 1135 ATR
NZ5462 11 November CHC – 1135 WLG – 1235 ATR
NZ5347 12 November WLG – 1035 CHC – 1135 ATR
NZ5353 12 November WLG – 1205 CHC – 1305 ATR
NZ5361 12 November WLG – 1405 CHC – 1505 ATR
Tickets for the additional services on Saturday 11 November and Sunday 12 November are available for sale now at airnewzealand.co.nz.

The airline is continuing to monitor demand and is exploring the possibility of further services.

AirNZ offers extra flights

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2 comments:

  1. Andrew, 20. October 2017, 10:10

    I didn’t think Wellington Airport was long enough for the Dreamliner? Not laden anyway.

     
  2. greenwelly, 20. October 2017, 11:23

    Air NZ flew one down to tank up during the pipeline crisis,

    If you can run a 777 going 3-4 hours to Canberra with a PAX load, there should be no big issues with a 787 only gong 1-2 hours to Auckland (allowing enough fuel to get to an alternate)

     

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