Air New Zealand is to increase its services between Auckland and Los Angeles from 14 to 17 return flights per week, to meet demand following the decision by United Airlines to withdraw from New Zealand. The schedule change is effective from 30 April 2003.
Air New Zealand`s Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Miller said the decision to increase services from April 2003 was also in consideration of the growing demand in general.
“Overseas markets are demonstrating significant growth due in part to Air New Zealand`s involvement in promoting New Zealand as a destination offshore, particularly with our support for events such as the America`s Cup and Lord of the Rings.
“Late last year we advised we would be maintaining our double daily service between Auckland and Los Angeles. However, there is now a clear need for additional capacity following the withdrawal of United Airlines` daily service.
“The additional three return flights per week will help meet this need by providing extra availability for both passengers and cargo,” said Mr Miller.
Air New Zealand`s double daily services between Auckland and Los Angeles were commenced on 4 November last year.