10 May 2023

Air NZ to offer 'Skynest' sleep pods on long-haul US routes

From Checkpoint, 5:29 pm on 10 May 2023

In a world first, bunk beds could offer Air New Zealand travellers some respite from the torture of sleepless long haul flights.

From next year the national carrier's offering so called Skynest rest pods on its New York and Chicago route.

Passengers will be able to book a spot for a four-hour snooze. Its part of a three and half billion dollar spend on upgrading its fleet and buying new planes over the next five years.

Air NZ boss Greg Foran talks to Lisa Owen.