Air New Zealand to introduce 787-9 Dreamliner on Buenos Aires route
Air New Zealand’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will service its Argentina route from October.
Air New Zealand is deploying the Dreamliner on its Auckland to Buenos Aires route.
The airline announced it would begin flying the Boeing 787-9 to the capital city of Argentina from October 30.
The Boeing 777-200 currently operates three return services a week on the route.
Air New Zealand will also step up frequency over the peak summer period, offering an additional weekly service between Auckland and Buenos Aires from December 12, 2016 to February 27, 2017.
In a statement, the airline said demand for the services had gone “from strength to strength” since launching in December 2015.
Chief sales and commercial officer Cam Wallace said the new route had opened doors to Argentineans visiting New Zealand, as well as Kiwis and Australians looking to explore Buenos Aires and South America.
“Forward bookings originating from both New Zealand and Australia, and Argentina, are looking very positive and the additional peak season service will give customers more flexibility,” he said.