Air New Zealand’s Premium Economy and Business Premier Are Worth Every Penny—Here’s Why

Memory foam mattresses, guest seating, and the best New Zealand wines are just a few of our favorite additions.

Air New Zealand: Business Premier

Business Premier

Nov 1, 2022

FLIGHTS ON AIR NEW ZEALAND are more indulgent that ever with luxury seat classes, free onboard Wifi, and upgraded cuisine and wine offerings. In 2024, they will also introduce an exciting new cabin concept.

Air New Zealand, long considered a world-class airline, has always focused on connecting New Zealanders to each other and New Zealand to the world. Not only is the award-winning airline the flag carrier of New Zealand, but it’s also certified for excellence in safety, its onboard product range, and a uniquely Kiwi service experience.

Business Premier

Air New Zealand: Business Premier
Business Premier

Business Premier features a luxuriously soft leather lie-flat bed with an ottoman footrest that can be used as seating for a guest. When it’s time to sleep, the seat flips over to reveal a horizontal bed with a memory foam mattress, two full-size pillows, and a cozy duvet. All lie-flat beds feature direct aisle access. The offering’s entertainment facilities include an 11” HD capacitive touch screen, premium headphones, in-seat power, a USB connection, and individual reading light.

A wide selection of award-winning New Zealand wines — designed to complement each meal — is available to make the trip even more enjoyable.

Premium Economy

Premium Economy, Air New Zealand
Premium Economy

Premium Economy is an achievement in comfort, featuring a luxuriously soft and roomy leather armchair. With generous armrests, a leg rest, and extendable foot support, there’s plenty of space to comfortably catch up on work, stretch out and rest, or lean back and enjoy Air New Zealand’s state-of-the-art inflight entertainment.

Their Premium Economy features the same entertainment facilities as their Business Premium, as well as a delightful dining experience full of fresh, local produce.

Cuisine & Wine

Fresh Fruit Salad of Business Premium Breakfast Menu, Air New Zealand
Fresh Fruit Salad of Business Premium Breakfast Menu

Good food and wine are two of the great pleasures in life, and New Zealand is renowned for both. So, it makes sense that Air New Zealand’s in-flight menus are full of fresh, beautiful quality ingredients and exquisite flavors with a modern Kiwi twist. They are calling their food and drink overhaul “Aotearoa on a plate” and promising that it introduces the country’s diverse flavors before guests even touch down.

Award-winning chefs Peter Gordon and Michael Meredith have worked their magic on new menus that deliver the best selection of Kiwi favorites and Asian-influenced meal options.

Their wine list features a selection of New Zealand’s most awarded winemakers and best-loved wine varietals.

Free inflight Wifi

Air New Zealand: in-flight entertainment monitor of Premium Economy
11-inch in-flight entertainment monitor of Premium Economy

Free inflight Wifi is one of the most requested airline upgrades, and Air New Zealand is delivering it on their international and domestic flights. Four of their 787s are currently Wifi enabled, and they will be outfitting more planes through the end of this year and next year. 

The free internet access makes it easy to stay connected, browse the web, send and receive emails, check messages, and browse social media.

Cabin of Possibilities

Air New Zealand Skynest

From 2024, Air New Zealand will also offer a new Business Premier Luxe suite, a new Business Premier seat, and the world’s first Skynest as part of their “Cabin of Possibilities.” These will be complemented by new Skynest, Sky Pantry, and Zentertainment features that will surely keep the top-rated airline on flier’s radar for the foreseeable future. 

For more information please visit Air New Zealand and/or follow on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

All photos courtesy of Air New Zealand.

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