Air New Zealand is eyeing a reboot of its proposed New York flights in 2022. The nonstop flights between Auckland and New York were flagged in 2019, but COVID-19 put the brakes on the flights to the US east coast. Now, the route is back on Air New Zealand's radar.
2022 lining up as likely start date for Air New Zealand's New York flights
A report in New Zealand's NewsHub quotes Air New Zealand CEO saying the New York route is shaping up as a viable prospect next year.
"Work is well underway around the airline planning for our inaugural flight to New York, with a team working to get this route up and running next year," said Mr Foran.
"Customers can expect us to be back in business to our key markets like the USA, Japan, China, and obviously Australia and the Pacific Islands."
Greg Foran's comments follow New Zealand's decision to drop its COVID zero strategy and announcing tentative plans to reopen borders to vaccinated travelers early next year.