The seasonal service will operate three times per week from October 2020 through March 2021. The 13-hour flight will be on a Boeing 787-8 with 20 business and 28 premium economy class seats. Also commencing in October 2020 will be a new direct seasonal service from Dallas-Fort Worth to Auckland. Flights will be operated on a 787-9, with 30 business and 21 premium economy seats. American Airlines’ seasonal service from LAX to AKL will resume three weeks earlier on 7 October 2020. The new LAX-CHC and DFW-AKL flights will be available for purchase from 30 November. DFW-AKL will depart at 10:30pm and arrive at 7:40 am/8:40am +2 days from 25 October 2020 to 25 March 2021.
The service will be three times a week until 29 November and then daily from 1 December 2020. AKL-DFW will depart 11:15am/12:15pm and arrive at 7:10am from 27 October 2020 to 27 March 2021. The service will be three times a week until 20 November and then daily from 3 December. LAX-CHC will depart at 1:30pm and arrive at 9:25am/10:25am from 25 October 2020 until 24 March 2021. CHCLAX will depart at 1:10pm/2:10pm and arrive at 6am. The three-times-a-week service will start on 27 October 2020 and conclude on 26 March 2021. Flight times are subject to change and account for Daylight Savings. • See page 6 for reaction from Christchurch