25 Jun 2013

New Air NZ Dreamliners to fly long-haul to Asia

10:13 am on 25 June 2013

Air New Zealand's new fleet of Boeing Dreamliners will be focused on flying long-haul to Asia, in a move the company hopes will expand its footprint in the Pacific Rim.

The airline is the launch customer for the Boeing 787-9 aircraft which are still being manufactured, the first of which is due to roll off the production line next month.

Air New Zealand has confirmed its long distance key destinations for its 10 787-9 aircraft will be Shanghai and Tokyo.

The aircraft will also fly some mid-haul destinations like Perth and Honolulu.

The new fleet will replace its Boeing 767s.