Air New Zealand to use Boeing 777-200ER for Auckland – Perth services from 3 September 2012

ABOVE: ZK-OKC Boeing 777-219ER (cn 34377/546) of Air New Zealand, landing at Perth on 17 December 2011, operating instead of the usual Boeing 767-300ER.
The 777-200ER will operate the NZ175/NZ176 service between Perth and Auckland from 3 September 2012.
Photo © Keith Anderson
ABOVE: ZK-NCL Boeing 767-319ER (WL) (cn 28745/677) of Air New Zealand, landing at Perth on 18 March 2011.
Photo © David Eyre

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.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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