Airlines

Our preferred airlines for travelling to New Zealand are Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines however we can also offer flights with many others, including Emirates/Qantas Airlines, British Airways and Qantas Airlines.

Air New Zealand

No one knows New Zealand and the South Pacific better than Air New Zealand. With daily flights from London Heathrow via Los Angeles, Air New Zealand offers a one-stop service to Auckland and Christchurch, along with great connections to its domestic network with 26 destinations around New Zealand.

Try its unique Kiwi style hospitality, spacious Pacific Class (economy) seating that can't be beaten and an award winning Pacific premium economy class service. Air New Zealand continue to update their fleet having launched a new look with state of the art seats in economy, lie-flat beds in a new Business Premier cabin, a new Pacific Premium economy class as well as on-demand in-flight entertainment throughout its long haul aircraft. In April 2011 they launched the revolutionary new Premium Economy SpaceseatTM available on flights from London to Auckland via LA.

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Air New Zealand Pacific (economy) class features

  • 33" seat pitch, 6" recline
  • Large 8.4" personal IFE screen
  • IFE handset located within easy reach
  • Plastic back shell to minimise sensation of customer movement in the seat behind
  • Adjustable winged headrest
  • Metzeler memory foam cushion to give enhanced comfort
  • Flexible seat edge that gives extra comfort in-seating position
  • Headset pocket for storage of headset
  • Water bottle pocket for storage of water bottle

For other classes and upgrades see here » 

Singapore Airlines

One of the world’s most awarded airlines, Singapore Airlines operates four daily flights from London Heathrow, three using Airbus A380 aircraft, and a daily flight from Manchester. The Manchester flight, as the 4th London service, is operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Singapore Airlines offer convenient connections to a wide range of destinations in Asia, Australia and New Zealand via its hub at world-renowned Singapore Changi airport.

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Singapore Airlines economy class features

  • 32'' seat pitch with 18.6'' wide seat
  • ergonomic styling maximises knee and leg room
  • each seat has a 10.6'' widescreen LCD with on demand entertainment
  • choice of three main meals and complimentary refreshments
  • 20 kg checked baggage allowance

For other classes and upgrades see here »

Emirates/Qantas

Winning over 300 awards since it’s inception in 1985, Emirates offer a superb service on its flights from London (Heathrow and Gatwick), Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester and Birmingham to Dubai, with onward connections to Auckland. Having formed a global partnership in 2013, Qantas and Emirates now fly 14 times a day from Australia to Dubai, and provide 'one-stop' access to destinations across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

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Virgin Atlantic

Since it was founded 23 years ago Virgin Atlantic Airways has become Britain’s second largest airline, serving the world’s major cities. Quality is something that sets Virgin apart. Whatever class you fly in with Virgin Atlantic you will always experience that little bit extra. Virgin’s Upper Class Suite has won several design awards.

South Pacific Airlines

Fiji Airways

Experience Fijian hospitality and casual friendly service from the moment you step onboard your 'island in the sky' with Fiji Airways, Fiji's international airline. Offering an extensive choice of flights from Nadi to the many and varied Pacific Islands Fiji Airways is a great way to experience the Pacific.

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Air Tahiti Nui

As the leading carrier to Tahiti and Her Islands Air Tahiti Nui offers a true Tahitian experience from the moment you step on board. The airline is renowned for its top of the range services and Polynesian charm. Flights are available between Papeete and Paris, Los Angeles, Auckland, Sydney and Tokyo.

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Seat Pitches & Baggage Allowance by airline

Economy Class Seat Pitches Baggage Allowance
Air New Zealand (via LA) 34" 23 kg
Singapore Airlines 32" 30 kg
Virgin Atlantic (via SFO) 30-32" 23 kg
Virgin Atlantic (via HK) 30-32" 23 kg
Fiji Airways 32" 23 kg
Emirates 32-33" 30 kg
Guideline only - may vary depending on route and aircraft

 

Premium Economy Class Seat Pitches Baggage Allowance
Air New Zealand (via LA) up to 42" 23 kg x 2
Virgin Atlantic (via SFO) 38" 23 kg x 2
Virgin Atlantic (via HK) 38" 23 kg x 2
Fiji Airways n/a n/a
Emirates n/a n/a
Guideline only - may vary depending on route and aircraft

 

Business / Business Premier Class / Upper Class
Seat Pitches Baggage Allowance
Air New Zealand (via LA) 6'7.5" fully lie-flat bed 23 kg x 3
Air New Zealand (via HK) 6'7.5" fully lie-flat bed 23 kg x 3
Singapore Airlines 51-64" 40 kg x 2
Virgin Atlantic (via SFO) 6'6" long (or 6'8" on the upper deck) lie-flat bed 32 kg x 3
Virgin Atlantic (via HK) 6'6" long (or 6'8" on the upper deck) lie-flat bed 32 kg x 3
Fiji Airways 48-57" 30 kg
Emirates 46-78" 40 kg
Guideline only - may vary depending on route and aircraft

 

First Class/Suites Seat Pitches Baggage Allowance
Singapore Airlines 35" 50 kg
Emirates 69" 50 kg
Guideline only - may vary depending on route and aircraft

Domestic Flights

Flying is a great way to travel between major centres in New Zealand if you are pressed for time or should you wish to focus on specific regions. Air New Zealand is the largest domestic operator offering economy class flights to 26 destinations throughout the country (main routes are shown on the map below). In addition, a number of domestic flight routes are offered by Qantas and both airlines also operate Trans Tasman services between New Zealand and Australia. These open up a wealth of travel options and can be incorporated into any tailor made itinerary.

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