EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2009) - Whether you're planning a romantic getaway for two, or spring break with a group of mates, Air New Zealand's PARTY fare is the one for you. For one week, Air New Zealand is offering groups of two to six people discounts of up to 30% for travel from Los Angeles or San Francisco to New Zealand, Australia or the Pacific Islands. Grab your friends, family and next door neighbor because the more you book, the more you save.

Travelers must book before February 18, 2009 for travel from February 16 - October 31, 2009.

"As kiwis, we look for any excuse to party, and when it comes to visitors, the more the merrier!" said Roger Poulton, vice president, Air New Zealand - the Americas. "With these amazing discounts on fares, combined with the local exchange rate, now's the perfect time to vacation with those you love - or those who love to have fun!"

In addition to the cheap airfare, the U.S. dollar will go a lot further. Currently, the U.S. dollar exchanges for $1.93 New Zealand.

The PARTY fare discounts are applied in 5% increments, depending on how many travelers in the group - two mates at 10 percent off; three mates for 15 percent off; four mates will receive a 20 percent discount; five mates for 25 percent off; and six mates - an amazing discount of 30 percent! Discounts are applicable across all cabins.

Group travel can be adventurous once you're on ground with an RV, or campervan as Kiwis call it, making it easy to explore the beautiful scenery and meet the locals. Air New Zealand Vacations offers RV packages at various price points based on the number of travelers. Campervans range from approximately $22 (USD) per day for two travelers to $56.00 (USD) per day for six travelers. Divide it amongst your mates, and that's one cheap vacation down under.

To book online and access these discounts enter the PARTY promotion code, plus the number of travelers in your group: PARTY OF 2, PARTY OF 3, PARTY OF 4, PARTY OF 5 or PARTY OF 6. The promotion is subject to availability and may change at any time.

For more information about Air New Zealand or to purchase a group PARTY fare, visit http://www.airnewzealand.com/. For more information about Air New Zealand Vacations, visit www.airnewzealand.com/vacations

About Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand offers more direct flights to the South Pacific than any other airline, including non-stop flights from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu and Vancouver to New Zealand, as well as Los Angeles non-stop to the Cook Islands and Samoa. Other popular destinations include Australia, China, Japan and Tonga. In addition to flying non-stop Los Angeles-London, Air New Zealand's route between London and Hong Kong now allows customers to fly round-the-world on one airline. Consistently rated among the world's best international airlines, Air New Zealand's new Inflight Concierge Service provides all passengers with a range of services, from travel advice to assistance with onward bookings. Air New Zealand's most recent accolades include "Best Business Class to Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific" for the third straight year by Business Traveler Magazine (USA) "Best Transpacific Airline" at the 26th Airline Industry Awards, "Best Passenger Service" award by Air Transport World magazine, and "Best Business Class Red Wine" for the Martinborough Pinot Noir 2005 at the 2007 Cellars in the Sky awards. United Mileage Plus, US Airways Dividend Miles and Air Canada's Aeroplan members earn and redeem mileage on select flights. Flight and vacation essentials can be booked on AirNewZealand.com or by calling 1-800-262-1234 in the USA and 1-800-663-5494 in Canada. Air New Zealand is a member of the Star Alliance network.