Travel is for departures from 28 October to 30 November 2018 and 16 January to 31 March 2019. For travel over the peak Christmas period the fare will be $4289 return all inclusive. Tickets must be purchased by 15 August 2018. The schedule between Manila and London/Heathrow will remain the same, continuing to offer convenient connections between Auckland and London/Heathrow in both directions.
The A350 will have a three-class cabin with business, premium economy and economy class seats similar to those already installed on the recently refurbished A330 aircraft that fly between Auckland and Manila. In premium economy, the 24 seats are wider and in a 2-3-2 configuration with a 38-inch pitch and an eight-inch recline. The seats have a leg and foot rest as well as a 13.3 inch touch screen personal TV. On-board wifi is available, free for the first 15 minutes (up to 5MB) or US20 (with a maximum of 150mb) for the entire flight. Premium economy passengers have enhanced meal options and receive their own inflight amenity kit. A new non-stop service between Manila and New York/JFK will be launched on 29 October.