This week, Air New Zealand is celebrating 10 years of service from San Francisco International Airport. The Auckland, New Zealand based airline originally began three times per week service to the South Pacific on June 30, 2004. The airline now operates daily flights between San Francisco and Auckland, with regular connections to eight Australian destinations.
Air New Zealand is also planning to step that up to double daily flights with 10 return services per week for the peak period from mid-December to March 2015. Double daily flights will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Furthermore, the airline will introduce its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to this route from mid-July, including the Premium Economy Spaceseat. Air New Zealand’s 777-300s are also fitted with the airline’s unique Economy Skycouch, a row of three Economy seats that, put together, create a couch-like space to relax on. The 777-300 aircraft will operate from San Francisco twice a week initially, increasing to six services per week down the line.