Just an overnight sleep away, New Zealand is much closer than you think, with direct flights from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), arriving in the thriving hub of NZ cuisine and culture, Auckland, New Zealand. Boarding a completely refitted Boeing 777-200 aircraft, travelers will enjoy a variety of seating options (including the luxury of our lie-flat Business Premier and our unique, family-friendly Economy Skycouch) to choose from with more than 2,000 hours of on-demand entertainment available via personal touch screens. Taste the best of New Zealand at 30,000 feet with Kiwi-inspired cuisine and a great selection of New Zealand wines.
Flights to New Zealand from Houston
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Image: Waewaetorea Passage, Bay of Islands on the North Island
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All times local. Flight frequency through July 2, 2017: Daily, except Mon/Sat.
From July 3 to July 23, 2017: Daily, except Mon/Wed.
From July 24 to September 21, 2017: Daily, except Tue/Wed.
Flight schedule and aircraft type are subject to change.
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Considering an upgrade?
Sample our award-winning, best in class comfort of Premium Economy class Spaceseat™ and benefit from enhanced seating and the very finest of inflight dining experiences.
Or treat yourself to Business Premier - first class service at Business Class prices. The most comfortable lie flat bed in its class will have you arrive at your destination feeling relaxed and invigorated.
Domestic and Australia Connections
Air New Zealand offers over 300 domestic flights per day to more than 20 destinations in New Zealand, making travel throughout the North and South Islands easy and convenient. In addition, Air New Zealand provides service to eight Australian gateways via Auckland that include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Cairns and Perth.
Air New Zealand’s Star Alliance partner United Airlines, which has a large Houston-based hub, will code share into Houston from numerous North American cities including Boston, Denver, Tampa, New York City and more. A global gateway city, Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) provides nonstop service to almost 200 airports around the globe (113 domestic U.S. destinations).
What to do in New Zealand
Fantastic scenery, fabulous festival, super food and wine and stunning outdoor experiences - New Zealand is an impressive destination that punches well above its weight.
Check out which hotels, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and attractions to visit when you're in town.
- Explore the sea, the coastline is amass with sensational beaches, beautiful coast walks and every opportunity to surf, soak and lounge in the sun.
- Put yourself against your fears and try luging, zorbing, sky-diving, paragliding, bungy jumping, jet-boating and much more!
- Tour wineries that attract world accolades, sample cuisine that is fresh, diverse and full of flavour and enjoy strong, rich caffeine hit at one of Auckland’s many cafes.
- Be sure to take in the wealth of Polynesian and Maori culture that forms the backbone of an increasingly multicultural society that can be found predominantly in the cities of Auckland and Rotorua or for a history lesson, travel to Northland and explore the architectural and historical significance of a colonial past.
Get ready for your stay in New Zealand with some useful facts to make your arrival stress free.
- Currency: New Zealand Dollar
- Country Code: +64
- Electricity: 230/240 Volts, NZ style 2 or 3 pin plug
Air New Zealand named Airline of the Year 2017
Air New Zealand has been honoured for the fourth consecutive year for continuous passenger innovations, environmental commitment, operational safety and the motivation of our staff. Read about the Airline of the Year award.
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Fare/Pricing Details - Round trip Economy Class airfare per person from Houston (IAH) to New Zealand. Travel may be via our Los Angeles, San Francisco or Honolulu gateways to New Zealand. Fares shown are valid for travel Monday to Thursday on both trans-Pacific sectors, travel between Friday and Sunday will be $50 additional in each direction. Fare is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Fare Listings are for general information only and not a reflection of current seat availability. Reference: LLXTAUSS
Taxes - Taxes include all US and foreign Government imposed fees and taxes and Security fees.
Payment & Ticketing - Ticket must be purchased at least 120 days prior to travel. Bookings made online must be purchased immediately with credit card. Prices are in US dollars and offer is available in the USA only. Electronic Tickets will be issued on all eligible routes and sent to the email address provided in the booking process. Flights with Air New Zealand (NZ) designator qualify for electronic tickets. No waitlists are permitted. Prices are subject to change at any time. We want to provide you with the most competitive fare deals in a fluctuating marketplace and because of this, prices may go down. Under the fare rules of all fare types (excluding full price fares) we are not able to provide rebooking with a refund of the difference in price if a lower fare becomes available. Please read all fare rules carefully before booking.
Cancellations/Changes - Changes are permitted for $200 change penalty per adult/child. Fare upgrade may be required subject to booking class availability. A service fee of $50 USD per person will apply to changes. New ticket must be of equal or greater value than original ticket. Contact Air New Zealand. Ticket is fully refundable without penalty within 24 hours of ticketing when purchase is made 7 or more days before departure of the first flight in the itinerary. After the initial 24 hour period, ticket is non-refundable, non-transferable and non-endorseable. For No-shows ticket value is forfeited. Other restrictions may apply.
Stopovers: 5 stopovers permitted, including 1 free stopover in Auckland and Rarotonga, and 3 stopovers in New Zealand at $100 each subject to direct air services between two points, and must be purchased at the same time as the International airfare. Routings must be in a continuous direction with no back-tracking permitted. For any stopovers made, additional airport or government taxes or fees may apply.
Frequent Flyer - Frequent Flyer accrual is not permitted with this fare type on any programs other than Airpoints.
Minimum/Maximum stays – 14 day minimum stay and 12 month maximum stay.
Children/Infants - Accompanied children 2-11 years pay 75% of base fare. Accompanied infants under two years of age not occupying a seat pay 10%. Only one infant discount per adult passenger. Find out more information regarding services for young children.
Travel Documentation - Passengers are responsible for obtaining necessary travel visas, or other documentation required for international travel. Find out more about travel documentation.
* Taxes are subject to currency exchange fluctuation and may vary from the estimated taxes shown.
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