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American Airlines ‘great news’

The confirmation that American Airlines, in partnership with Qantas, will restore its New Zealand link, flying daily, non-stop to Dallas Fort Worth between October and March, means five airlines are offering connections from Auckland Airport to eight non-stop destinations across North America over the summer period, says AKL’s general manager aeronautical commercial Scott Tasker.

From Dallas Fort Worth the American Airlines network flies to 235 destinations with more than 800 daily departures in peak season.

‘Not only is this great news for New Zealand travellers but also provides an excellent option for North Americans looking to spend time in New Zealand,’ says Tasker.

“The demand for connections between New Zealand and North America has been reflected in a number of announcements from airlines over the last couple of months. From Air New Zealand with its plans for a super long-haul, flagship connection to New York, to Air Canada and Hawaiian Airlines committing to a restart in the coming months. We’ve also welcomed back LATAM, which is currently providing the only link between South America and Australia and New Zealand.’

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