The new offering, called "KoruHour", will be available weekday mornings and evenings on 737 and A320 services between Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown.

Weekdays from the first flight of the day through until 9am, customers will be able to enjoy muesli or a muffin, new great tasting Gravity plunger coffee, tea, orange juice, water and a complimentary newspaper.

Between 5pm and 8pm award winning wines from the Air New Zealand Wine Awards as well as beer, the iconically Kiwi L&P, tea, coffee and water will be available. The beverage service will be accompanied by a selection of Kapiti cheese, crackers and grapes.

Alcohol service will soon be available on domestic A320 services once liquor licensing requirements are completed.

During the day, after 8pm, and all weekend, a selection of great tasting nibbles are being introduced - healthy dried fruit, savoury Cassava chips and sweet NZ lollies, as well as tea, coffee and water.

"We commenced a review of our domestic network twelve months ago and identified that there were opportunities to improve our offering to both our leisure and regular business customers," says Air New Zealand Group General Manager Short Haul Airlines Bruce Parton.

"This new offering comes close on the heels of significant fare reductions designed to make domestic air travel more affordable and will be followed bya number of other innovative developments in coming months."

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Issued by Air New Zealand Public Affairs

For more information:
Mark Street
Group External Communications Manager
Air New Zealand
Tel: 09 336 2418
Mobile: 021 874785
Email: mark.street@airnz.co.nz

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