Air New Zealand Auckland to Chicago O’Hare
Air New Zealand operated its inaugural flight between Auckland and Chicago O’Hare on 30 November, with the 13,176-kilometre sector becoming the Star Alliance member’s longest non-stop flight. Pictured checking in for the first flight to the Windy City is Christopher Luxon, CEO of Air New Zealand. Picture credit: Greg Bowker.
- Air New Zealand launched its longest non-stop flight on 30 November, beginning a three times weekly service between Auckland (AKL) and Chicago O’Hare (ORD). The Star Alliance member will operate the 13,176-kilometre route using its 787-9s, with no other airline presently serving between the two cities directly. With this launch, the New Zealand flag carrier connects Auckland to five US destinations, with it already flying to Honolulu, Houston Intercontinental, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The airline also operates a daily service to Vancouver in Canada from New Zealand’s largest city and its home base.