Air New Zealand takes first step to reopening with Sydney - Los Angeles flight

Air New Zealand is on the road to reopening international passenger services with its popular Sydney - Los Angeles (via Auckland) flights recommencing from Friday 5 November.
18 October 2021

On sale now, the airline will start with one flight per week in November and will ramp up to four flights per week from December.

Air New Zealand Chief Customer and Sales Officer Leanne Geraghty says the airline is incredibly excited to open these flights for customers as it's a major step towards the airline reopening to the world.

"While there hasn't been a day we didn't fly, most of that flying has been keeping cargo moving around the world, so it's incredibly exciting for us to welcome more customers back on board."

"We haven't been sitting on our hands over the last 20 months and have been taking the time to ensure that as international travel ramps back up, we are better than ever. We can't wait to roll out the red carpet for our customers come 5 November and get back to what we do best - flying!"

Flights are available to book via the airline's website or a travel agent. Customers will need to ensure they meet the entry requirements set by the United States Government, including being fully vaccinated from 8 November.

The airline also has fares for over 30 connecting destinations in the United States and Canada available for sale to get customers to all corners of the region.

The schedule is as follows:


Sydney - Los Angeles (via AKL)

Start Date

5 November


1 x flight per week

December & January

Sydney - Los Angeles (via AKL)

Start Date

1 December


4 x flight per week


Issued by Air New Zealand Communications.

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