Air New Zealand takes off with World Cup 2018


Air New Zealand is deploying additional capacity between Auckland and Wellington over the weekend of 11-12 November to help football fans see the All Whites take on Peru in the FIFA World Cup – Intercontinental playoff.

The airline has seen significant demand for bookings to and from Wellington over the match weekend since the playoff announcement was made on Sunday.

Additional services include:

Flight Number Date Departs Arrives Aircraft
NZ407 11 November AKL – 0730 WLG – 0835 A320
NZ423 11 November AKL – 1130 WLG – 1235 A320
NZ1236 12 November WLG – 0830 AKL – 0935 A320
NZ1222 12 November WLG – 0900 AKL – 1005 A320
NZ1238 12 November WLG – 1230 AKL – 1335 A320
NZ1224 12 November WLG – 1300 AKL – 1405 A320


Tickets for the additional services on Saturday 11 November are on sale now at with the additional Sunday services to be made available later this evening.

The airline is continuing to monitor demand and to explore the possibility of further additional services.



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