EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (September 23, 2009) – Love is in the air and will take flight on October 13th, 2009, with singles looking for romance and adventure on Air New Zealand's Matchmaking Flight. The world-first singles cabin is close to capacity, with love-seeking travelers joining ABC's "The Bachelor" Jason Mesnick and girlfriend Molly Malaney on board the journey from Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand. The matchmaking experience will kick off with a party at the departure gate, followed by matchmaking advice from Mesnick and Malaney, complimentary party packs, an open bar, and in-flight activities designed to find each passenger their perfect match.

Once in Auckland, Matchmaking Flight passengers will mix with single New Zealanders at the ultimate South Pacific coupling experience. The Great Matchmaking Party will kick off with a cocktail pre-party at 6:30pm at SKYCITY's ultra-glam new bar, "twentyone" and at 7:30pm guests will move onto the official bash at The Wharf on Northcote Point. From 8pm until midnight, partygoers will mingle with single Kiwis and enjoy an evening of music, food and drink, celebrity guests, and perhaps make some love connections. Party buses will depart The Wharf at midnight to take singles back to SKYCITY for the after-party.

To help travelers with their quest for love connections on the Matchmaking Flight, Jason suggests that mingling passengers focus on the person they are engaging with. "It's really important to concentrate on who you're with and to give that person your full attention," says Jason. "If you're thinking about something or someone else, you might miss a comment or behavior that tells you a lot about that person."

Another recommendation from Molly is to look for common hobbies. "After that initial introduction, try to get past the surface-level subjects and talk about what you like doing," says Molly. "Is your love interest into photography? Hiking? Try to do the things you both enjoy together, and see if you connect. Attraction doesn't go very far unless you share these things."

Both Jason and Molly hope passengers take advantage of their time on the Matchmaking Flight. "This is everyone's chance to get to know people who share a sense of adventure and a willingness to take a risk to find their match," says the couple. "People on this flight should be ready to show their personalities from the minute they step onboard. We wouldn't have gotten to really know each other if we hadn't done that; we hope for the same results for everyone on this flight."

The perfect adventure for those who would travel the world for love, Air New Zealand's Matchmaking Flight is the first of its kind. Passengers can connect with other singles and find more information on the Matchmaking Flight Web site and social network, www.thematchmakingflight.com

For more information about Air New Zealand, please visit www.airnewzealand.com