Worldwide airways are beginning new routes to the U.S. as borders calm down Covid rules. Amongst these is Air New Zealand, which is launching a nonstop between Auckland and New York starting September 17. This will probably be ANZ’s first such flight, zipping over from JFK in a whopping 17.5 hours—barely shorter than the longest flight on the planet, Singapore Airways’ 18 hours and 50 minutes between New York and Singapore. The 787-9 Dreamliner plane will arrive in Auckland at 7:30a.m. after departing JFK at 9:55 p.m.
Additional, All Nippon Airways has resumed every day operations of its Airbus A380 Flying Honu between Japan and Hawaii. The favored Tokyo Narita–Honolulu route runs twice on weekends, whereas the Tokyo Haneda–Honolulu route, which expanded service in Could, has elevated to 5 spherical journeys per week. ANA’s Flying Honu fleet makes use of three plane that may carry as much as 520 passengers in four-class configurations.