Air New Zealand has launched direct Boeing 787-9
flights between Auckland and Haneda Tokyo in Japan.
The new Haneda service will depart
Auckland on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays until May 2018,
offering customers a second point of entry to the Japanese capital
alongside the airline’s daily flights to Narita Tokyo Airport.
The new Auckland-Haneda service will boost annual
capacity to Japan by 15%.
“Located just 20 kilometres from
downtown Tokyo, Haneda Airport offers great convenience for Kiwis
heading to the central city and for Japanese tourists travelling
to New Zealand,” said Air New Zealand Chief Revenue Officer Cam
Wallace. “With the 2019 Rugby Cup and 2020 Summer
Olympics ahead, we look forward to building on our existing
services and further growing demand for travel at both ends of the
Air New Zealand also operates a seasonal service
between Auckland and the Japanese city of Osaka between October
Japan is one of New Zealand’s fastest growing
outbound travel markets, with the number of Kiwis travelling to
Japan up 25% to the year ending May 2017. Japan is New Zealand’s
sixth largest tourism market and the number of Japanese visiting
New Zealand also grew over this period by 8.5% to 101,616.
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