United Airlines will launch a San Francisco - Auckland service from July 2016.Air New Zealand and United Airlines have a longstanding partnership and in April this year signed a Statement of Intent to deepen and further define this alliance between New Zealand and mainland USA.
Air New Zealand chief executive officer Chris Luxon says United Airlines has supported Air New Zealand in launching its new Auckland – Houston service and today’s announcement is another step in expanding the partnership, with the airlines working together to promote both carriers’ services between Auckland and San Francisco.
Subject to United Airlines obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals it will begin operating a three times weekly 787-8 service between San Fran and Auckland from July, moving to daily services operated by a larger 787-9 aircraft from November 2016.
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