Partners United Airlines and Air New Zealand are boosting capacity in the US-New Zealand market, including a new route between Chicago and Auckland to be operated by Air New Zealand. The new route is set to be launched in November, starting with three flights per week. Flight duration will be about 15 hr. northbound and more than 16 hr. southbound. The service will use Boeing 787-9s. Chicago will be Air New Zealand’s fifth US gateway, after Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles and San ...

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