Air New Zealand will begin flying the Boeing 777-200ER aircraft nonstop from Los Angeles (connecting through London Heathrow) to Rarotonga, Cook Islands from 3 December.
The Boeing 777-200ER aircraft will replace the Boeing 767-300 which currently operates on the route.
The aircraft up gauge will boost capacity by 36% and features Air New Zealand’s leather Premium Economy seat, the Economy Skycouch product, and 22″-wide leather armchair that converts to a lie-flat bed in Business Premier.
Air New Zealand general manager UK/Europe, Kathryn Robertson, said: “The Cook Islands is a key Pacific Island destination for Air New Zealand and one which we have served for nearly 45 years. By introducing the 777-200 onto the route, we’ll be able to offer our passengers greater space and comfort alongside our award-winning products.”
Air New Zealand flies daily non-stop from London Heathrow to LA so it’s easy for UK passengers to connect onto the Cook Islands service. The London to LA route is currently operated by the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.