Meals for children

Long-haul services

On our long-haul flights special meal options are available for children (suitable for children aged 2 years and over) and for infants (suitable for infants from 6 months of age). Meals must be selected online or requested through our Contact Centre or your travel agent at the time of booking or at least 24 hours prior to your departure. Please note that if a child's meal is not requested a standard meal will be provided. Where possible, the cabin crew serve children's meals before serving adults, so you can feed your child before relaxing and enjoying your own meal.

Sample children's menu

A selection of the following items will be offered for children's meals.

Meal type
Sample menu
Main Meal
Pan fried chicken thigh with creamed potato mash, peas and carrots
or
Spaghetti and meat balls
Breakfast Chicken sausage, scrambled eggs, baked beans, fruit salad, cereal and juice
Snacks A selection of the following snacks will be available with children's meals: chocolate brownie, fruit drink, bread roll, margarine

You are welcome to bring your own pre-packed snacks for your children, however our Cabin Crew are unable to refrigerate, heat or add water to any food items you bring on board. Our crew are happy to prepare, heat and wash bottles whenever needed. Please remember that all food taken on board must be either eaten or destroyed prior to landing in another country due to quarantine regulations. Air New Zealand can also cater for children with special dietary needs on long-haul flights including flights to and from Noumea and Papeete. Please see special meals.

On our long-haul flights (including Noumea and Papeete), disposable diapers, drinking cups and formula are available. Pre-prepared baby food is also carried on board. Due to limited aircraft space, only a small amount of these products are loaded for emergency use.

Tasman and Pacific¹ flights

Tasman and Pacific Island services have children's meals (suitable for children 2 years and over) available when purchasing The Works or Works Deluxe products. Meals must be selected online or requested through our Contact Centre or your travel agent at the time of booking or at least 24 hours prior to your departure. Please note that if a child's meal is not requested a standard meal will be provided.

Please note that child meals are not available on NZ7000 series flights operated by Virgin Australia to Australia - a regular adults meal will provided instead and meals are not available on Air New Zealand Domestic New Zealand services.

Feeding and caring for your infant

Long-haul services

You are welcome to bring your own baby food and feeding equipment on board your flight. Our cabin crew are happy to prepare, heat and wash bottles whenever needed, however please note there are no sterilising facilities on board the aircraft. If you do not wish to carry your own supply of baby food on board, please let us know when you make your reservation and we will supply an infant meal. We also have a limited supply of drinking cups and milk formula available for emergency use.

Tasman and Pacific¹ flights

You are welcome to bring your own baby food and feeding equipment on board. Our cabin crew are happy to prepare, heat and wash bottles whenever needed, however please note there are no sterilising facilities on board the aircraft.