Air New Zealand commemorates 75 years in the skies with incredible one-day $475 round-trip fare sale

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 9, 2015 /CNW/ -- Air New Zealand announced today that in celebration of its 75th anniversary, it will offer a one-day, $475* fare sale for tickets from Vancouver, Canada to Auckland, New Zealand.  

Seventy-five (75) tickets at the incredible price of $475* including taxes, a significant savings compared to the average published fare to New Zealand, will be on sale for one day only on Wednesday, June 17. Tickets will be available at Flight Centre Canada's Vancouver flagship store, Flight Centre Ultra Shop, at 625 Howe Street (Space 125). Doors will open at 9:00am, with pre-sale activity and entertainment taking place at 8:30am. Promotional coupons and complimentary merchandise will be available during the pre-sale event.

"Air New Zealand has been connecting travelers for 75 years, and we are excited to celebrate our anniversary by offering these unprecedented fares," says Air New Zealand Vice President of the Americas Chris Myers. "We've come a long way in 75 years, and by end of the year's peak travel season, we'll be operating over 40 flights from North America, including up to daily services from Vancouver to Auckland."

Customers can win a chance to 'jump the queue' at Flight Centre by entering their information on the Air New Zealand Canada Facebook tab found here. Five lucky customers will be selected to 'jump the queue' on June 17. Exclusive discounts for Flight Centre Canada on Air New Zealand will also be available on the day of ticket sales. Customers are encouraged to join the conversation surrounding the $475* fare sale on social media by using the hashtag, #AirNZ75.

Flight Centre Canada, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, is partnering with Air New Zealand to provide Canadian customers with a dream come true flight to New Zealand. Aaron Stubbings, Western Canada marketing manager at Flight Centre says, "Every day is a different journey in New Zealand, and we're incredibly excited to offer customers an opportunity to experience all that the country has to offer, including world-class adrenaline sports and mind-blowing countryside to explore."

Tickets to be sold in Flight Centre Canada's Vancouver Ultra Shop:

  • 25 tickets departing September 25, 2015, returning October 7, 2015
  • 25 tickets departing September 26, 2015, returning October 9, 2015
  • 25 tickets departing September 27, 2015, returning October 10, 2015

Air New Zealand flies nonstop to Auckland from Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu and starting in December 2015, from Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Beginning Oct. 25, a fleet of completely refitted Boeing 777-200ER aircraft will exclusively operate the Vancouver-Auckland route.

The refitted Boeing 777-200 includes Air New Zealand's award-winning Economy Skycouch™, comfortable ink-colored luxury leather seats with leg rests in Premium Economy, as well as lie-flat beds in Business Premier. In addition to delicious Kiwi-inspired cuisine and a great selection of New Zealand wines, customers can also enjoy over 1800 hours of on-demand inflight entertainment available via personal touch screens.

*Terms & Conditions May Apply. Customers must be present when buying at Flight Centre Canada's Vancouver Ultra Shop. No plus ones will be available. Offer not available online or by phone.

Issued by Air New Zealand.

For more information contact:

Lauren O'Gorman, Communications & Social Media Manager, The Americas,  +1-310-648-7039

Charli Sharp, MWW, +1-213-405-3780

About Air New Zealand:

Air New Zealand is proud to be a member of Star Alliance.  The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. Air India has been announced as a future member airline with Avianca Brazil to join under the existing Avianca membership. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers more than 18,000 daily flights to 1,269 airports in 193 countries. For more information about Air New Zealand visit and for more information about Star Alliance visit


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