Air New Zealand this week announced it will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the Auckland – Nadi route this summer (November – March) adding 8000 more seats to the route.

When Air New Zealand’s new Boeing 787-9 lands at Nadi International Airport on November 27 it will be the first time this aircraft has operated to the Pacific Islands.

Air New Zealand chief sales and commercial officer, Cam Wallace,said: “Fiji continues to be a hugely popular destination for Kiwis with the number of Kiwis travelling there growing steadily over the past three years.

“We’re thrilled to be able to meet growing demand for Fiji as a destination with more seats and the exceptional Dreamliner experience.”

The Boeing 787-9 will initially operate two new services per week building to five during the peak mid-December to late January period.

An extra weekly A320 service will also be added to the summer schedule to meet passenger demand.