(CNN) – For the first time in its history, Air New Zealand is offering a direct flight between Auckland and New York City.
Auckland flights will act as NZ2 and flights departing from JFK Airport in New York will be numbered NZ1. Those numbers show how important the new route is for Air New Zealand (ANZ).
“Traditionally, flight numbers 1 and 2 are used for the airline’s flagship route. And that would be New York – our flagship route,” the airline’s CEO, Greg Foran, said in a statement.
Each foot will work on the Boeing 787 Dreamliners three times a week. Tickets are already on sale on ANZ’s website.
New Zealand tourists will depart Auckland Airport (AKL) at 7:40 pm, then spend 16 hours on board before finally arriving at JFK. Flights from JFK to Auckland will take 17 hours and 35 minutes, making it one of the longest running flights in the world.
Foran added, “We’ve worked incredibly hard over the last few years to make this ultra long distance service a reality.” “To ensure customers feel refreshed in New York, we’ve got a lot of thought on the onboard experience and the teams are working around the clock to make sure this is an excellent flight experience.”
The controversy over one of the longest routes in the world is the flight from Perth in Western Australia to London via Qantas. It resumes after an epidemic break in late March.
The epidemic was responsible for many aviation records.
Normally, that flight included a stopover in Los Angeles, but due to travel restrictions it became impossible and the airline continued the entire journey without taking the risk of a stop.
Air New Zealand already operates a number of travel plans between its hometown and the United States – Chicago, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco – as well as direct flights to Vancouver north of the border in British Columbia, Canada.