Bush Intercontinental to offer nonstop flight to New Zealand

Apr. 15, 2015Houston Chronicle

Air New Zealand announced Wednesday it will add Houston as its North American destination with a flight to Auckland.

New ZealandThis new nonstop flight marks the 11th new international carrier added in Houston since April 2013. Air New Zealand will fly a Boeing 777-200 from Bush Intercontinental “up to” five times a week. The flight will start in mid-December with ticket sales available in May.

“The city of Houston continues to enhance its status as a global gateway city, with nonstop flight service to almost 200 airports in the U.S. and around the globe,” said Mayor Annise Parker.

In the last two years, the airport has welcomed new carriers at Bush Intercontinental offering nonstop flights, including Turkish AirlinesAir ChinaKorean Air, Scandinavian Air, West Jet, Interjet, Volaris and All Nippon Air.