Air New Zealand Trade

First ever air service to take off between New Zealand and Chicago


06/04/2018

Air New Zealand will launch a new non-stop service between Auckland and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport from November this year.

From November 30, 2018, Air New Zealand will operate the new route three times weekly, year-round with its new configuration Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.  Flight time will be approximately 15 hours northbound and just over 16 hours southbound.
The new Auckalnd - Chicago Northern Winter 2018 schedule is as follows:

Flight No. Operated by Aircraft type Departs Arrives Effective dates Frequency
NZ26 Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Auckland 20:10 Chicago 16:15 30 Nov 2018 - 8 Mar 2019 Wed, Fri, Sun
NZ26 Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Auckland 20:10 Chicago 17:15 10 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019 Wed, Fri, Sun
NZ27 Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Chicago 19:10 Auckland 06:30+2 30 Nov 2018 - 8 Mar 2019 Wed, Fri, Sun
NZ27 Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Chicago 20:10 Auckland 06:30+2 10 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019 Wed, Fri, Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above timings are subject to approvals.

The new service deepens the alliance between Air New Zealand and United Airlines.  In addition to the new route announcement, United has announced it will extend its seasonal service between Auckland and San Francisco to year-round from April 2019. United will extend its service between Auckland and its West Coast hub in San Francisco to year-round, introducing a three times weekly service, complementing Air New Zealand’s existing daily year-round service on the route.  United’s service will be operated by its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft featuring United Polaris business class service between November and March and Boeing 777-200ER aircraft between April and October. United operates more than 290 daily flights from San Francisco to 79 airports across the US and 26 international destinations.

The new services will be available in your GDS for sale in due course

New Longterm fares to Chicago 
Air New Zealand is pleased to release new Longterm Economy Class, Premium Economy and Business Premier fares to Chicago for sales effective immediately for travel from 30 November 2018.
To celebrate the launch of our new service to Chicago our Longterm fares will be common rated from all Air New Zealand serviced  domestic airports for sales until 13 April 2018.
Your GDS will be updated in due course and airnzagent.co.nz has been updated.
 
Amendments to Longterm fares and add-ons to USA and Canada 
Air New Zealand wishes to advise the following amendments to our Longterm fares and add-ons to USA and Canada.

USA
• Economy class fare level amendment to Houston in low season
• Flight application and booking class updates
• Updated routing and carrier options to selected destinations in the USA

Canada
• Amendment to Stopover rule
• Flight application update
• Updated routing and carrier options to selected destinations in Canada

Any existing bookings must be ticketed on or before Friday 06 April 2018, or should choose a rebooking option using valid fare classes, itineraries will need to be re-costed and new applicable TTL will apply.

Your GDS will be updated in due course and airnzagent.co.nz has been updated.