G string lovers rejoice: Air NZ adds capacity to beach destinations

Forget the New Plymouth swimming pool, Air New Zealand is adding capacity to the Pacific so Kiwis can enjoy a cheeky adventure.
11 July 2024

From November to March Air New Zealand is adding tens of thousands of seats to Pacific destinations, a 9% increase.

"Forget the indoor aquatic centres and the petitions that come with them. With more seats to the Pacific it's time to escape to the beach and sunshine," says Air New Zealand Chief Customer and Sales Officer Leanne Geraghty.

"Customers will be smiling cheek to cheek with so many seats available. This summer is all about being a beach bum."

Pacific increases compared with current capacity, for November 2024 – March 2025 include:  

  • Auckland-Samoa: 13,000 additional seats
  • Auckland-Nadi: 12,000 additional seats
  • Auckland-Tonga: 7,000 additional seats
  • Auckland-Rarotonga: 7,000 additional seats
  • Auckland-Tahiti: 2,500 additional seats

"Customers travelling to the Pacific have the added bonus of our new Seats to Suit offering, now available on our international short haul flights. This means they'll have access to free movies and entertainment, snacks, and affordable flexibility.

"Whether you're packing light or prefer full coverage, the Pacific is calling this summer, so get cracking and book now. But remember the age-old undies/ togs debate and keep your itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini to the beach or pool."




Issued by Air New Zealand Communications.

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About Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand's story started in 1940, first taking to the skies between Auckland and Sydney on a flying boat - a Short S30. Known for its warm Kiwi hospitality, today, the airline has 104 operating aircraft ranging from Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and Airbus A320s to ATRs and Q300s, offering customers comfort in the latest most efficient jets and turboprops. It's a modern fuel-efficient fleet with an average age of 7.3 years. Air New Zealand's global network of passenger and cargo services centres around New Zealand. Pre-Covid, the airline flew more than 17 million passengers every year, with 3,400 flights per week. Air New Zealand was recently named the World's Safest Airline by the Australian rating service AirlineRatings.com, highlighting the airline's laser-focus on safety. Last year, Air New Zealand won Best Corporate Reputation in New Zealand – 8th year in a row.

Air New Zealand has a well-connected domestic business, connecting customers and cargo to 20 different regions around New Zealand. Internationally, the airline has direct flights to major cities across Australia, Asia, the Pacific Islands and the US, and through its strong relationships with alliance partners, offers customers more choice and convenience to connect further afield to hundreds of destinations. Air New Zealand has a particular focus on sustainability and its Sustainability Framework  helps guide the airline's efforts in tackling some of New Zealand's and the world's most complex challenges. Air New Zealand aircraft are proudly identified by its distinct tail livery of the Mangōpare, the Māori symbol of the hammerhead shark which represents strength, tenacity, and resilience.


About Star Alliance

Air New Zealand is proud to be a member of Star Alliance. The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,321 airports in 193 countries.