Start spreading the news: Air New Zealand reveals Auckland-New York flight details

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 New Zealand and New York.

24 October 2019

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.

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.

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.

New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world with its iconic landmarks, galleries, museums, Broadway shows and food scene placing it top of many travellers’ bucket lists.

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.


Air New Zealand is the long-haul airline of choice for smart travellers. We’ve been connecting travellers for almost 80 years, flying to 32 international destinations outside of New Zealand. North American services include non-stop flights to New Zealand from Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Honolulu, and most recently, Chicago. 

 With flights departing early in the evening and arriving into Auckland early in the morning, Air New Zealand’s convenient overnight service allows for same-day connections to 20 domestic New Zealand destinations and eight Australian ports. Los Angeles also operates non-stop to the Cook Islands and London.

  • From chef curated menus and internationally renowned wine to truly lie flat beds in business, the award-winning Premium Economy cabin and innovative Economy Skycouch; it’s easy to why Air New Zealand believes it’s a better way to fly.
  • In 2005 Air New Zealand was one of the first airlines to introduce the premium economy class offering passengers more space and comfort. In a separate cabin, this business class-lite offering has been showered with accolades and includes its own unique menu, an amenity kit, premium check-in and quicker access to baggage on arrival.
  • Business Premier cabins feature Air New Zealand’s signature chalk coloured luxurious leather lie-flat bed, complete with an indulgent memory foam mattress, cosy duvet and two full size pillows. Our world renowned Kiwi chef – Peter Gordon – has developed a mouth-watering menu full of fresh and innovative creations – from hotcakes for breakfast to char-sui duck for dinner.
  • The Economy Skycouch is a row of three Economy seats that together create a flexible space for whatever you want it to be – an area to relax and stretch out in, or for the kids to use as a play area. It provides more comfort and personal space, it’s like having your very own couch on the plane.



Issued by Air New Zealand Communications.

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