Air New Zealand to add Premium Economy on 777 and 787 short-haul flights

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Air New Zealand is to increase the number of Premium Economy seats on it short haul routes later this year. The airline’s  award-winning  cabin will soon be available on flights to Tasman, Pacific Island and Bali services.

This week Air New Zealand took the award for World’s Best Premium Economy Class at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards at the Paris Air Show. Passengers can now book these new fares on all Boeing 777 and 787-9 Dreamliner operated Tasman, Pacific Island and Bali services for travel from 25th October 2015.

Air New Zealand Chief Sales and Commercial Officer Cam Wallace says although the carrier has been operating twin aisle wide body aircraft on short haul routes for some time, the mix of aircraft flying these routes has made it difficult to offer this cabin service.

“With the arrival of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, refurbishment of our Boeing 777-200 fleet and exit of the Boeing 747-400, we now have a consistent Premium offering across our twin aisle wide body fleet.”

Air New Zealand Premium Economy Spaceseat

Air New Zealand Premium Economy Seat Spaceseat

“We know Premium Economy, with the extra space and comfort, is a popular choice with many of our customers when travelling on our long haul services and we’re looking forward to extending this product to shorter flights,” says Mr Wallace.

Air New Zealand’s Premium Economy on Tasman, Pacific Island and Bali services is similar to its long haul product and includes a range of benefits, including greater space and premium food as well as additional baggage allowances, premium check-in and priority boarding.

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