American Airlines will launch in October 2020 two new seasonal connections to New Zealand, one connecting Los Angeles to Christchurch and the other between Dallas and Auckland. All in the context of his joint venture with Qantas.
From October 25, 2020, to March 24, 2021, American Airlines will offer three flights per week between its base in Los Angeles and Christchurch Airport, operated by Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner that can accommodate 20 passengers in Business class, 28 in Premium and 191 in Economics (including 48 in Main Cabin Extra). departures are scheduled at 23:30 to arrive two days later at 9:25, return flights leaving the South Island at 13:10 to land on the same day at 6:00 (crossing the line of change of date requires).
American Airlines will be without direct or indirect competition on this line whose sales will be open on November 30th. In Christchurch, passengers will benefit from connecting flights from Qantas and its low-cost Jetstar to Wellington and Melbourne.