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Fri, 4 December 2015

Air New Zealand Launches Auckland - Buenos Aires Flights

Air New Zealand has launched flights between Auckland and Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The inaugural flight marks Air New Zealands first scheduled service linking New Zealand and South America.

The airline will fly between Auckland and Buenos Aires three times a week using Boeing 777-200 aircraft offering lie-flat Business Premier beds, new Premium Economy seats and Air New Zealands Economy Skycouch.

The airlines new South American service makes it easier than ever for Kiwis to explore the bustling city of Buenos Aires and beyond to the rest of Argentina and wider South America. Were confident it will stimulate two way tourism and trade between our two countries and build on the strong education and rugby links we already enjoy, said Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer, Christopher Luxon. Sales for the first few months have exceeded our expectations with a healthy spread of bookings originating in New Zealand, Australia and Argentina. A significant portion of the forward bookings heading to South America are from Australia, and this has been pleasing as it was a key part of the business case for this route.

Aerolneas Argentinas has played an important part in making the service possible, and will codeshare on the Buenos Aires Auckland route and on Air New Zealands trans-Tasman services to Sydney and Melbourne.

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