Fly with Air New Zealand to New Zealand in our Business Premier and enjoy one of the best lie-flat beds in the business and experience our award winning service for yourself!

Air New Zealand operates flights to New Zealand from London Heathrow via Los Angeles. In addition, we offer alternate routes to New Zealand with our partner airlines.

Business Premier Experience

On our London Heathrow to Auckland route via Los Angeles we operate a Boeing 777-300ER. If you decide to fly via Singapore, the Air New Zealand leg of your journey between Singapore and Auckland will be operated on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Whichever way you go, you will receive the same great Business Premier experience with Air New Zealand.

Our Business Premier cabin delivers all the things travellers love, with a few fresh twists. To give the best possible sleep in the sky, the signature chalk coloured luxurious lie-flat bed sports a thick memory foam mattress, cosy duvet and two full size pillows.

Air New Zealand 777-300ER Business Premier Product Video

As a Business Premier passenger, you will enjoy:

  • Revolutionary lie-flat beds,
  • A comfortable 22-inch-wide leather armchair that converts into a 6-foot, 7.5-inch bed
  • Inflight menus, complimentary food and award winning wines
  • An ottoman footrest that doubles as a visitor's seating
  • Direct aisle access for all passengers
  • In-seat power
  • A high resolution 12.1-inch screen to view the on-demand entertainment system
  • Premium Check In
  • Checked in Baggage allowance of 3 pieces per person at 23kg weight per piece

Transit & Lounge Information at Los Angeles

Passengers transiting through Los Angeles will no longer need to remain in the dedicated transit facility and on arrival will be handed a transit card, proceed through Customs and Border Protection and be guided to the transit security screening. Once through, customers will have access to the terminal and Star Alliance Lounge.

Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) is home to the new Star Alliance Los Angeles lounge and is managed by Air New Zealand on behalf of Star Alliance. The 18,000 square foot lounge features an open air terrace with panoramic view of the northern runway towards the Hollywood Hills.

Tom Bradley International Terminal Star Alliance Lounge

Lounge facilities

Eligible passengers (Business Premier, Star Alliance Gold & other eligible guests) will have access to the Star Alliance Lounge which is managed by Air New Zealand on behalf of Star Alliance.

The lounge can be found airside, after security on level 6 and is only accessible to guests departing from TBIT. The lounge will be open to accommodate all Star Alliance departures each day from 9:15 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. – times may change depending on Star Alliance flight schedules.

The 18,000 square foot lounge features an open air terrace with views of the northern runway towards Hollywood Hills and dedicated ‘experience’ zones to cater to customers’ needs such as rest or business.

Who has access to the lounge?

Star Gold members: Access to lounge when flying on Air New Zealand and Star Alliance operated flights

Number of guests Star Alliance Lounge Access
Elite Priority One 1 First Class Lounge
Elite 1 Business Class Lounge
Gold 1 Business Class Lounge

Air New Zealand memberships: Access to lounge when flying on Air New Zealand operated flights.

Number of guests Star Alliance Lounge Access
Elite Partners 1 Business Class Lounge
Koru Members
1 Business Class Lounge

It is not possible to pay a one-time fee to access the lounge.

Important Information

All passengers that travel via Los Angeles International Airport, must be travelling on their own machine readable passports and complete the ESTA online form at least 72 hours prior to departure from the UK.

Flying regularly to New Zealand for business?

Company Advantage Corporate TravelFind out more about our Company Advantage programme. If your company travels to New Zealand on a regular basis for business you can receive discounts on all your flights with us and earn money off for future flights.