Air New Zealand will start flying to Houston, Texas from December this year, operating a completely refitted Boeing 777-200 aircraft between Auckland and Houston up to five times a week.
The announcement means Air New Zealand will soon be offering direct services to five popular North American destinations – Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Hawaii and Houston.
Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon says the airline is hugely excited to be adding Houston to its list of international destinations, particularly as the move comes hard on the heels of the airline’s recent announcement that it will also begin flying to Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December.
“We are absolutely committed to expanding our Pacific Rim network. Houston offers our customers direct access into the heart of the American south,” he said.