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March 18, 2010

Air New Zealand unveils New Short-Haul Product & Flt Nbr Change

by JL

Air New Zealand today (18MAR10) announced a revamped inflight products and pricing strategy on service to Australia and Pacific Islands. With the change of these inflight products rolling out progressively between October and December 2010, the Star Alliance carrier will once again re-introducing flight number range NZ700 – 999 to distinguish these service.

Details below:

Introduction of 4-tier service.

Seat Only

  • Seat
  • 1 carry-on bag (7kg)
  • Entertainment: TV, music, games
  • Tea, coffee and water

Seat+Bag

  • Seat
  • 1 carry-on bag (7kg)
  • 1 checked bag (23kg)
  • Entertainment:TV, music, games
  • Tea, coffee and water

The Works

  • Seat
  • 1 carry-on bag (7kg)
  • 1 checked bag (23kg)
  • Seat Request
  • Entertainment:TV, music, games and movies
  • Tea, coffee and water
  • A meal and drinks

Works Deluxe

  • Seat
  • 1 carry-on bag (7kg)
  • 2 priority checked bags (23kg each)
  • Premium check-in
  • Seat request
  • Lounge access
  • Entertainment: TV, music, games and movies
  • Tea, coffee and water
  • A meal and drinks
  • Neighbour-free guarantee

These flight options will be available on Airbus A320 fleet that operates service Trans-Tasman (Australia) and Pacific Island routes, and will be distinguished by flight number range NZ700 – 999 starting 31OCT10. The Airbus A320 will be reconfigured into single-class 171-seater, at 30-32″ seat pitch.  Business Class seating will be eliminated.

However, on flights operated by Boeing 747, 767, and 777 aircraft, Business Class seating will be offered under “Work Deluxe”. There will be no changes to existing products offered on:

  • Auckland – Niue
  • Auckland – Papeete
  • Auckland – Perth
  • Sydney – Rarotonga

It is anticipating 18AUG10 launch of new service on Christchurch – Sydney, which goes on sale 29APR10.  From 31OCT10, there will be flight number changes on the routes with new product offering:

ROUTE A320 Non-A320
Auckland – Adelaide NZ791/792
Auckland – Brisbane NZ731/732
NZ739/734
NZ131/132
NZ135/136
Auckland – Cairns NZ775/776
Auckland – Melbourne NZ725/726
NZ721/722
NZ123/124
NZ125/126
Auckland – Sydney NZ701/702
NZ703/704
NZ719/718
NZ705/708
NZ709/700
NZ101/102
NZ119/118
NZ105/108
Christchurch – Brisbane NZ801/800
NZ803/802
NZ805/804
Christchurch – Gold Coast NZ879/876
Christchurch – Melbourne NZ891/898
NZ895/896
NZ893/892
Christchurch – Sydney NZ887/888
NZ885/884
NZ883/880
Dunedin – Sydney NZ827/826
Queenstown – Brisbane NZ833/834
Queenstown – Melbourne NZ837/836
Queenstown – Sydney NZ831/832
Rotorua – Sydney NZ823/820
Wellington – Brisbane NZ869/862
NZ863/868
Wellington – Melbourne NZ851/852
NZ853/850
Wellington – Sydney NZ845/846
NZ849/842
Auckland – Apia NZ960/961
NZ968/967
NZ964/965
NZ260/261
NZ026/027
Auckland – Nadi NZ752/753
NZ756/759
NZ754/755
NZ052/053
NZ056/057
NZ054/055
Auckland – Norfolk Island NZ794/795
Auckland – Noumea NZ782/783
Auckland – Port Vila NZ788/789
Auckland – Rarotonga NZ746/749
NZ748/745
NZ741
NZ046/045
NZ018/019
Auckland – Tongatapu NZ970/971
NZ976/973
NZ274/277
NZ026/027

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