Air New Zealand started selling tickets for its first direct flight between Buenos Aires and Auckland, which will operate three times a week from December 1 and will be held in Boeing 777-200.
The South Trans-Pacific route has been dominated in the previous years by the Chilean LAN, flying between Auckland and Santiago with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
In Auckland, Air New Zealand estimated that the flight takes less than 12 hours. “The distance between New Zealand and Buenos Aires was overwhelming for travelers in the past because it used to take between 15 and 30 hours”
Air New Zealand will share services with Aerolineas Argentinas between Buenos Aires and two Brazilian destinations code: Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Aerolineas Argentinas will code share in the Buenos Aires-Auckland service and trans-Tasman services to Sydney and Melbourne.
In 2012 Aerolineas raised his route Buenos Aires-Auckland due to high costs.
“The new service will allow Argentines travel directly to New Zealand and then Australia and Southeast Asia with access to the service to Singapore,” said the CEO of Air New Zealand, Christopher Luxon in December, when the first announcement about this made flight.