Kiwis and Australians will soon have another reason to travel to the Argentinean capital of Buenos Aires with the announcement this week that Air New Zealand will begin using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the Auckland – Buenos Aires flights from 30th October 2016.
The airline will also step up frequency over the peak summer period offering an additional weekly service between Auckland and Buenos Aires from 12 December 2016 to 27th February 2017, bringing the total to four weekly return flights.
Air New Zealand launched the Auckland and Buenos Aires flights in December 2015, and has seen the demand go from strength to strength.
Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Christopher Luxon made the announcement today at New Zealand’s premier travel trade event, TRENZ, saying the new route has performed very well in its first six months of operation.
The airline’s Chief Sales and Commercial Officer Cam Wallace says the new route has opened doors to Argentineans visiting New Zealand and Kiwis and Australians looking to explore Buenos Aires and beyond.
“Forward bookings originating from both New Zealand and Australia, and Argentina, are looking very positive and the additional peak season service will give customers more flexibility. The Auckland–Buenos Aires flights average 12 hours which makes the route well suited to the Dreamliner and customers will enjoy the benefits of the higher humidity and lower cabin altitude to help them arrive feeling more refreshed.”
The updated schedule from 30th October is as follows:
|Flight||Date||Frequency||Departure Time (local)||Arrival Time (local)|
Auckland to Buenos Aires
|30 Oct – 11 Dec 2016||Wednesday, Friday, Sunday||20:05||15:45|
|12 Dec 2016 – 27 Feb 2017||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday||20:05||15:45|
Buenos Aires to Auckland
|30 Oct – 11 Dec 2016||Wednesday, Friday, Sunday||23:59||05:15 +2|
|12 Dec – 27 Feb 2017||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday||23:59||05:15 +2|
From 28th February 2017, the service will return to three times per week (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday).