Air New Zealand First & Buiness Class

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Air New Zealand News

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Discover the pleasure of flying with Air New Zealand. Picture yourself relaxing in our truly comfortable seats and dining from menus featuring the finest in New Zealand ingredients.

Our new-long-haul inflight experience sets a benchmark in comfort, convenience and style and is now operating on all long-haul routes.
We've chosen the most comfortable, fully lie flat bed in its class for our new Business Premier cabin. You'll experience an inflight environment that leaves you feeling relaxed and refreshed for your journey ahead.

We've designed our menus to reflect the fresh innovative cuisine of New Zealand because relaxing over a good meal is one of life's great pleasures. In the process, we sought the views of the world's greatest chefs and have incorporated their suggestions into the most creative menus you'll find in the air.

Imagine being able to watch or listen to your choice of entertainment whenever you want. Well now you can, because with our new personal on demand entertainment system, you'll be able to watch whatever you want, whenever you want, whichever class of travel you choose to fly.

Key Destinations

  •  Auckland (AKL)
  •  San Francisco (SFO)
  •  Los Angeles (LAX)
  •  Vancouver (YVR)
  •  London (LHR)
  •  Tokyo (NRT)
  •  Beijing (PEK)
  •  Hong Kong (HKG)

Price Guide

  •  SYD-LAX - from $12,306*
  •  BNE-SFO - from $13,150*
  •  MEL-LON - from $13,746*

*Inclusive of taxes & surcharges, subject to change


Business Class

To look and feel your best, there is no substitute for a good night's sleep.

Which is why we've chosen the most comfortable, fully lie flat bed in its class for our new Business Premier cabin. You'll experience an in-flight environment that leaves you feeling relaxed and refreshed for your journey ahead.

Intercontinental Fleet

  •  B747-400 (7 aircarft)
  •  B777-200 (8 aircraft)
  •  B777-300 (on order for Dec 2010)
  •  Average age: 4-15 years

Cabin Specifications

  •  46 seats over 2 cabins (B747-400)
  •  26 seats over 1 cabin (B777-200)
  •  44 seats over 1 cabin (B777-300) - from Dec 2010
  •  1 - 2 - 1 configuration with direct aisle access from every seat


Relax in comfort while you enjoy the special features of the Business Premier seat:

  • Herringbone seat layout
  • Converts to a fully flat 200cm (79.5") bed, 84cm (22") bed width at shoulders
  • An ottoman footrest that doubles as a visitor’s seat
  • In-seat power in every seat, which accepts most common connector plugs without the need for an adaptor
  • Multiple stowage options, including a large literature pocket and stowage wells underneath the ottoman and within the armrest
  • Your own large cotton pillow, duvet and sleep sheet, the finishing touch for a perfect inflight sleep
  • Generous recline and adjustable lumbar support
  • Unique design that allows take-off and landing in a reclined seat position
  • Direct aisle access for everyone
  • A large adjustable table that lets you work and dine
  • Three individual reading lights - to provide discreet light just where you need it
  • A retractable cocktail tray and convenient water bottle holder 


Experience the benefits of on demand entertainment - giving you control of the action:

  • In-seat remote control allowing you to play, stop, fast forward and rewind whenever you want to 
  • Your own individual 10.4" high resolution screen
  • A wide range of audio and video on-demand entertainment options including the most recent blockbuster movies, TV programmes, exclusive audio programmes, a CD collection of the very best in music at every seat
  • A dedicated kids section with content specifically selected to entertain a younger audience
  • Cached content that offers information on
    Air New Zealand products and services
  • Active noise cancellation headsets to ensure crystal clear sound
  • The latest Airshow 4200 moving map


Experience the very best of inflight dining in our new Business Premier cabin and enjoy a unique New Zealand dining experience, designed by our team of consultant chefs:

  • Premium New Zealand wines and innovative 42 Below vodka cocktails (cocktails available on long-haul* flights only) 
  • Fresh new in-flight menus developed by our team of consultant chefs featuring New Zealand's finest produce
  • New crockery and cutlery uniquely designed for Air New Zealand
  • New self-service refreshment areas offering essentials like drinks and snacks through-out your flight (available on long-haul* flights only)

Luggage Allowance

  •  3 pieces of checked luggage - 23kg per piece
  •  7kg hand luggage

Clubs & Lounges

  •  Koru Club in SYD, MEL, BNE, AKL, CHC, WLG, RAR, PPT, NAN, LAX, LHR


If you are on a long-haul* journey, to ensure your complete comfort during the flight, a selection of amenity items will be offered to you by your flight attendant.  You can choose from a range which includes socks, eyeshades, earplugs, a toothbrush kit and lip balm. Additional amenity items are available on request.

Living Nature skincare products are available in all Air New Zealand premium bathrooms.

The Living Nature range is made in New Zealand and features native ingredients that are selected and harvested for their unique nourishing and hydrating properties, making Living Nature products perfect travelling companions.

We are sure you will enjoy this pure and natural skincare experience.

Loyalty Programs

  •  Airpoints™
  •  Free membership
  •  Airpoints Dollars - for easy points accrual and redemption