Head to the adventure capital of the world in 2020 with this fantastic sale on Air New Zealand. Nonstop flights to New Zealand are as low as $744 roundtrip from Hawaii or $794 from California. Premium Economy seats start at just $1,745 and lie-flat Business Class seats are priced as low as $3,045 roundtrip. The best part is you can add a second city in New Zealand to your itinerary for just an extra $50.
Good news for New Yorkers! This seems to be one of the first advertised sales that includes new Air New Zealand flights from Newark (EWR), which begins October 29, 2020. Hobbiton is now closer than ever!
- Travel Period: Departures from the U.S. late February through March, from May through early June, and late July through early December.
- Travel Days of the Week: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
- Blackout Dates: April travel and peak summer travel in late June/early July.
Weekend travel may be available for $100 more in Economy, $200 more in Premium Economy, or $500 more in Business Class. Each route has different restrictions so make sure to click on the fare details links below for more booking info.
Tickets must be purchased by February 12, 2020, at 11:59 pm PT.
Cheap Nonstop Flights to Auckland (AKL)
Cheap Flights to Wellington (WLG)
Cheap Flights to Christchurch (CHC)
Cheap Flights to Queenstown (ZQN)
Economy fares include one carry-on bag, a personal item, and one free checked bag. Premium Economy and Business Class fares include two free checked bags.
Seats will be assigned at random upon check-in for these prices. You may pay a fee to choose a specific seat.
Free stopovers in Auckland are permitted as long as the itinerary is booked with a stopover during the initial booking. Additional taxes may apply.
Some itineraries may involve flights on Star Alliance partner United Airlines and more cities across the nation may have some good deals to New Zealand on a combo of United/Air New Zealand flights.
For some routes, there are matching and sometimes lower fares on competing airlines such as American, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, and Qantas, but these are great fares for nonstop flights to Auckland or the best connecting flight options to other cities in New Zealand. And if you choose to fly Air New Zealand, you'll have the opportunity to visit 2 cities in New Zealand for roughly the cost of just one flight.
It also appears that American Airlines has lowered fares on its new nonstop service from Los Angeles to Christchurch to $792 roundtrip. The service starts on October 25, 2020, and connecting flights from Chicago to Christchurch are $992 roundtrip.
As an example, I found a flight departing Newark EWR on the inaugural flight, Thursday, October 29, stopping for the weekend in Auckland AKL, departing for Queenstown ZQN on Monday, November 2. After a week's stay in the adventure capital of the world, return from Queenstown ZQN to Newark EWR with just 1 stop on Monday, November 9, for $1,295 total for the entire trip. It looks like the stopover adds just $50 more in extra taxes. All in all, this is an excellent deal to explore 2 destinations in New Zealand.