American Airlines to connect Europe with Auckland


American Airlines has announced a new service to Auckland (AKL) from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

For passengers travelling from, or connecting via London Heathrow Airport (LHR), the new route offers a gateway from London to New Zealand, building on American’s growing trans-pacific network.

American will be operating its newest addition to the fleet, the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner for the route.  The 787-8 features satellite Wi-Fi as well as higher humidity and pressurization, which aims to leave customers more refreshed after their flight.

The aircraft is configured with 28 fully lie-flat Business Class seats, each with direct-aisle access. There are an additional 48 Main Cabin Extra seats with extra legroom, and 150 Main Cabin seats.

Onboard, every seat has a touchscreen monitor equipped with up to 250 movies, 130 TV shows, 18 radio channels, 380 albums and 20 games, along with universal AC power outlets and USB compatibility. .

David Thomas, director, Sales UK & Ireland at American Airlines said: “American Airlines’ network from the UK continues to expand with new one-stop connections from London Heathrow to Auckland via Los Angeles. With the largest network in the world American Airlines can offer UK travellers the Americas and beyond.”

LAX – AKL Service Schedule

AA 83 Boeing 787-8
Departs LAX at 10.40 pm (local time)
Arrives AKL at 6.35 am two days later (local time)

AA 82 Boeing 787-8
Departs AKL at 1.20 pm (local time)
Arrives LAX at 6.30 am (local time)

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