Air New Zealand will expand its operations into Japan by adding flights to Tokyo’s Haneda (HND) airport. Effective from July 2017, New Zealand’s national carrier will operate thrice weekly non-stop Auckland-Haneda flights using three-class configured Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. This will be in addition to the carrier’s existing daily Auckland-Tokyo Narita flights also operated by the 787-9. A total of 10 weekly flights will be on offer to passengers offering to both Tokyo airports. The airline also operates seasonal thrice weekly Auckland – Osaka Kansai (KIX) from November to March 2017.
“The new service will be convenient for Kiwis wanting to get to downtown Tokyo and for Japanese tourists looking to visit New Zealand. The mid-afternoon departure from Auckland will enable good connections from regional New Zealand and a similar mid-afternoon arrival time for the inbound flight means tourists will be able to make seamless domestic connections to the rest of New Zealand.” states Cam Wallace, Air New Zealand, Chief Revenue Officer.
Flights remain subject to regulatory approvals.