9 May 2012 © David Eyre
Air New Zealand has announced a 20% capacity boost on the busy Auckland-Perth services by replacing the current Boeing 767-300ER with Boeing 777-200ER aircraft from 3 September 2012.
The 777-200ER adds 70 seats on each flight and introduces lie-flat Business Premier beds and Premium Economy to the route for the first time.
Perth is one of Air New Zealand’s fastest growing routes, with double-digit growth in visitor arrivals over the past year.
Air New Zealand states in its media release that over 80% of the 30,000 passengers that the airline carried from Perth to Auckland last year were heading to New Zealand for leisure.