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Air New Zealand boosts Samoa route

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Air New Zealand is growing its Samoa operation with a move to wide-body aircraft services, adding at least 14,500 extra seats between Auckland and Samoa’s capital, Apia, each year.

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Air New Zealand adds extra capacity to Samoa route

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Air New Zealand will fly a combination of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Boeing 777-200 aircraft on Thursdays and Saturdays from September 2017, increasing to four wide-body services weekly in the peak season. The change will increase seat capacity to Samoa by 13 per cent in the shoulder season, and 10 per cent overall across the year.

Air New Zealand chief revenue officer Cam Wallace said the move will be a significant boost for Samoa’s tourism and export industries.

“In the past two years Air New Zealand has added close to 20 per cent more capacity to Samoa and it’s fantastic to see demand for services continue to grow,” he said.

“Today’s news gives leisure travellers more choice as to when and how they fly to Samoa, as well as providing improved reliability for exporters freighting time-sensitive goods.”

Air New Zealand will now operate its Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-200 and Airbus A320 aircraft between Auckland and Apia.


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