Air New Zealand has anointed the Auckland-Perth route for the debut of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – the first of the stretched 787s due to arrive from Boeing late next year.
Following the Auckland-Perth launch route will be flights from Auckland to Tokyo and Shanghai.
“The 787-9 is going to be a game changer for Air New Zealand and is a key element in delivering on our Go Beyond growth plan" promised Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon.
"Not only is the 787-9 around 20 percent more fuel efficient than the aircraft it’s replacing, it also sets a new benchmark for passenger comfort."
Each of Air New Zealand's ten Boeing 787-9s will see a three-class configuration of 18 seats in business class, 21 in premium economy and 263 in economy.
We've put together this quick video clip to showcase the seats themselves.
Photos, details: Air New Zealand's Boeing 787-9 seats
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