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Air NZ plans North American boost

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 3, 2012
Air New Zealand will increase flight to North America

Air New Zealand will increase capacity to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Vancouver as it moves to replace seats lost by Qantas’s exit from New Zealand-California flights earlier this year.

Air NZ will increase San Francisco services from five times weekly to daily, Los Angeles services from 12 per week to twice daily and Vancouver services from two to three times per weak during off-peak periods, the carrier said. The changes, due to take effect in April 2013, will add roughly 5,000 seats a month across the three routes.

Air NZ said the capacity increases to Los Angeles and San Francisco would make up 75 per cent of the seats lost when Qantas withdrew from the Auckland-Los Angeles route in May as part of cost-cutting measures.

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