Air New Zealand is delaying planned Boeing 787-9 Long-Haul operations, based on new schedule update around 17SEP14 (New Zealand time). Planned Boeing 787-9 service to Tokyo Narita is being delayed by 3 weeks while Shanghai delayed by nearly 2 weeks. Revised operation as follow.
eff 02DEC14 Auckland – Tokyo Narita Previously effective 10NOV14
NZ099 AKL0945 – 1655NRT 789 D
NZ090 NRT1830 – 0920+1AKL 789 D
Boeing 787-9 operates NZ099/090 on daily basis until 16DEC14. NZ099/090 operated by Boeing 767 on Day 347, Boeing 787-9 on Day x347 from 17DEC14
eff 14DEC14 Auckland – Shanghai Pu Dong Previously effective 02DEC14
NZ289 AKL2355 – 0710+1PVG 789 x15
NZ289 AKL2355 – 0710+1PVG 772 15
NZ288 PVG1415 – 0650+1AKL 772 26
NZ288 PVG1415 – 0650+1AKL 789 145
NZ286 PVG1900 – 1135+1AKL 789 7
NZ286 PVG1935 – 1210+1AKL 789 3
On separate note, Boeing 787-9 service on Auckland – Perth route will become permanent effective immediately, 777-200ER is being replaced by the Dreamliner between 20SEP14 and 14OCT14. On Auckland – Sydney route, 787-9 to operate NZ103/104 on daily basis from 02DEC14 to 14DEC14, weekends only from 15DEC14.