Air New Zealand to increase its premium seating offering
announced 22 August 2016From February 2017

All seven of the airline’s Boeing 777-300s will also progressively complete a refurbishment programme, including the installation of the Panasonic eX3 in-flight entertainment system customers already enjoy on the Dreamliner fleet, and refreshed seating options.

Each of the 777-300s’ interiors will be completely refurbished as part of the project. The refurbished aircraft will feature refreshed Business Premier and Economy seats as well as Air New Zealand’s luxury leather Premium Economy seat which debuted on the 787-9 Dreamliner in July 2014. These will replace the Spaceseat and take the number of Premium Economy seats on this aircraft from 44 to 54.

The Boeing 777-300 refurbishment programme is expected to be completed by late November 2017.


PREMIUM ECONOMY 777-300 (from Los Angeles & San Francisco)
The design of the revolutionary Spaceseat™ means that the person sitting in front of you can’t recline into your personal space. The seats that run through the inner space of the cabin have been designed for couples, so you can relax together, or turn to face each other to share a meal. The seats on the outer space of the cabin cater more for those who need some uninterrupted work time, or for people who prefer to keep to themselves during the flight.

You can expect to sample mouth-watering options, complemented by premium New Zealand wines. And if you need to fill a gap, simply order up a snack direct from your personal entertainment screen. Whilst the vast selection of activities on our inflight entertainment will keep even the most fidgety of flyers engaged for the whole flight. Enjoy over 1,700 hours of content - including latest movies, TV box sets, video games, and a dedicated kids section - all on a 10.6” personal touch screen in widescreen format.


PREMIUM ECONOMY 777-200 (from Houston)
Enjoy more legroom with the largest seat pitch in its class and relax with 50% more recline than Economy. And while you're there, put your feet up with the leg rest and foot bar, use the in-seat power if you need it (available in most seats) and sip from your complimentary water bottle in the storage net in front of you.

The inflight menus feature New Zealand's finest produce and can be enjoyed with a selection of premium New Zealand wines. Crockery and cutlery is uniquely designed for Air New Zealand, while another feature is the self service refreshment bar.

There’s no time to be bored with this next generation entertainment system at your fingertips. It redefines the possibilities of inflight entertainment. It's interactive, immersive and packed with clever new features and a wealth of fresh content to keep you absorbed throughout the flight.