Air New Zealand will resume long haul international travel later this year. It will restart flights to the US out of Auckland according to its new schedules starting on 31 October.
It will fly to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu and Vancouver with all routes operating three times a week.
The airline is playing down hopes that transpacific travel will be up and running normally by then. It also announced weekly flights will restart to East Asian cities such as Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo, as well as more frequent services to Shanghai and Singapore.