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First Non Stop Flight Between New Zealand and Chicago Takes Off

First Non Stop Flight Between New Zealand and Chicago Takes Off Published on .

A Map of Chicago with a pin marking the spot

Air New Zealand’s brand new route between Auckland and Chicago has just been completed. The flight took off from Auckland International Airport on the 30th of November at 5pm and landed at 1pm local time at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

This exciting new venture will be Air New Zealand’s longest route, taking over from Auckland-Houston which has a flight time of 13.5 hours. The new journey will take 15 hours to Chicago and just over 16 hours back to Auckland.

Air New Zealand New Route

Chicago pizza
Air New Zealand will operate its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on the new route. It will also be a great way for customers from the UK to travel to New Zealand, with a quick stop over in Chicago, a city famed for its stunning architecture, internationally-renowned jazz and blues scene, and famous dishes including the iconic deep dish pizza.

The flight times will run as followed:

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Auckland 20:10 – Chicago 16:15 Air New Zealand 5 Dec 2018 – 8 Mar 2019 Wed, Fri, Sun

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Chicago 19:10 – Auckland 06:30+2 Air New Zealand 5 Dec 2018 – 8 Mar 2019 Wed, Fri, Sun

Air Zealand Business Class Cabin


The video above is a 360 walkthough so please move the image to view the plane

When travelling in Air Zealand’s Business Premier cabin, customers can relax in the spacious leather armchair that converts into one of the longest fully flat beds in the sky. The business class menu excels at showcasing the best New Zealand produce, from mouth watering dinners, to expertly matched New Zealand wines, and the deluxe amenity kit, in seat power, and on board entertainment means a great flight whether awake or asleep.

Find out more about Air New Zealand on our here Air New Zealand page.

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