Air New Zealand Expands in West

New flights from San Francisco and LAX

Air New Zealand will inaugurate non-stop service between San Francisco and Auckland on June 30 and start direct flights from LAX to Christchurch on Nov. 2.

The airline is offering a number of incentives including one-class, one-way upgrades and discounts for SFO-AKL roundtrips booked by June 30 for travel through Dec. 10.

San Francisco will become Air New Zealand’s third U.S. gateway, joining Los Angeles and Honolulu.

The SFO flights will operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and will code-share with United Airlines. The LAX-Christchurch flights will operate Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.