Air New Zealand to fly direct to Houston, Texas

Air New Zealand has today announced it will start flying to Houston Texas from December this year, opening up a direct connection between New Zealand and America’s south for the first time.

Auckland Airport.
Air New Zealand will fly its completely refitted Boeing 777-200 aircraft between Auckland and Houston up to five times a week opening up the state of Texas as well as popular nearby tourist states such as Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida. 
Air New Zealand will code share from Houston to other key USA domestic destinations with Star Alliance partner United Airlines, which has a large Houston based hub. United will code share on the Air New Zealand flight from Houston to Auckland and points beyond.
Tickets are expected to go on sale next month, with flights commencing mid December.