The latest plane, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with the tail number ZK-NZL, has arrived in Auckland just before 7pm on Sunday which makes the total number of Dreamliners to 10 and the total Jets to 55. The Airline is already operating 54 Jets and 49 Turbo props.
As the airline has experienced strong demand for business and premium economy seats, since it has placed the order in 2014, the airline has changed the cabin configuration for its balance four Dreamliner deliveries, the chief marketing and customer officer Mike Tod said.
Air NZ was the first airline in the world to take delivery of a 787-9. This aircraft is replacing its aging Boeing 767, featuring larger windows, more spacious cabins, a lower cabin altitude and higher cabin humidity.
The new aircraft is set to fly a service to Sydney from October 15 until December. Thereafter it will be moved to the Auckland-Houston route and it will be the first time a Dreamliner will regularly service one of the airline’s North American routes.
The Air NZ is continuously assessing the consumer preferences, and no wonder it has been named by the Airlineratings.com as the best airline in the world for the last four years.