On 15 December 2015 Air New Zealand commenced flying its completely refitted Boeing 777-200 aircraft to Houston from all Australian capital cities via Auckland.

The service sees completely new interiors and the airline’s award-winning on-board experience including lie-flat Business Premier beds, comfortable new Premium Economy seats and the popular Economy Skycouch.

Operating five times a week, the flights will open up the state of Texas as well as popular nearby states such as Louisiana and Florida. Air New Zealand will code share from Houston to other key USA domestic destinations as well as Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean with Star Alliance partner United Airlines.

Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer, Christopher Luxon, says the airline is excited to be adding Houston to its list of international destinations, particularly as the move comes hot on the heels of the airline’s commencement of three services a week to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

“The addition of Houston to our network means our customers can fly to Texas and then set out to explore one of the most vibrant and fascinating parts of American culture and experience down home southern hospitality through the food, music and sights of Texas and the American south.”

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