Long haul Premium Economy

Enjoy an experience more Premium than Economy.

Premium Economy is available on all Boeing 787-9 and Boeing 777 long haul services operated by Air New Zealand.

A great place to call home

Welcome to Premium Economy. Make yourself at home in a luxuriously soft and roomy leather armchair, browse our inflight entertainment, catch up on work, or relax and enjoy our famous Kiwi cuisine. Whatever you need, we're here to keep you smiling.

We've customized beautifully comfortable ink-colored luxury leather seats for you, with generous armrests, a leg rest and extendable foot support.

Take a 360° tour

Drag to explore our Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Premium Economy

Place yourself at the centre of the Air New Zealand cabin experience and take a 360° tour*.



With our Premium Economy fares, you will get:

  • More personal space
  • Free standard seat select
  • Two pieces of carry on (up to 14kg in total, with one item weighing up to 10kg)
  • Two pieces of checked luggage (up to 23kg each)
  • Inflight entertainment
  • Complimentary meal and drinks from our Premium Economy menu
  • A higher Airpoints Dollars™ and Status Points earn rate^

Boeing 777-300 and 787-9 Dreamliner

Enjoy more legroom with the largest seat pitch in its class and relax with 50% more recline than Economy.

We have customised a beautifully comfortable ink coloured luxury leather seat with generous armrests, a leg rest and foot support. Seats have a 41" (104.1cm) pitch, 9" (22.9cm) recline and width of 19.3" (49cm) with a 5" (12.7cm) wide armrest.

Seat maps

Note: Seat dimensions may differ slightly depending on aircraft type.


Our menus are full of fresh, high quality ingredients, delivering deliciously satisfying flavours with a modern Kiwi twist. We also offer a wide selection of premium New Zealand wines to complement each meal. The extensive wine list features some of New Zealand's most awarded winemakers and the country's best loved wine varietals, selected by top wine consultants.

See a sample Premium Economy menu or learn more about our cuisine and wine.

You can also pre-order special meals when you book.


The vast selection of activities on our inflight entertainment will keep even the most fidgety of flyers engaged for the whole flight.

Enjoy over 1,700 hours of content - including latest movies, TV box sets, video games, and a dedicated kids section - all on a personal touch screen in widescreen format. If you need more, there are always the USB and iPod connections to plug in to.

Find out what's showing onboard this month.

Extras and amenity kits

Harakeke Seed Oil & Mānuka Water Hand & Body Cream, Amenity Kits, Air New Zealand.

Experience smooth and easy boarding with premium check-in. Then elevate your experience with excellent inflight service and our amenity kit featuring Aotea's therapeutic Harakeke Seed Oil & Mānuka Water Hand & Body Cream — designed to soothe your skin while you fly.

Aotea's skincare products are made using native New Zealand flora, grown sustainably on Great Barrier Island, and inspired by traditional Māori herbal practices.


Available when travelling long haul, Perth and Hawaii.

The information displayed is for travel on solely Air New Zealand operated long haul services. Some journeys may include travel on partner airlines, where the aircraft and inflight experience may differ.

*The 360° panorama is of our 787-9 service. Please note when on board the 777-300 long haul services your experience may be different to what is shown in this panorama. 

^ Eligible for Airpoints Dollars except when purchased with Airpoints Dollars or grabaseat Greenlight fares. Eligible for Status Points except when purchased with Airpoints Dollars.