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Connecting USA to New Zealand Is Now Easy with Direct Flights

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New Zealand is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. In fact, it was voted as the Best Country in the 2017 Telegraph Travel Awards. It held that title for six consecutive years and continues to attract visitors from different parts of the world. If you are planning to rent a car, VroomVroomVroom can help you find an affordable car rental at Auckland Airport. We compare car hire deals from major rental companies in New Zealand.

Based on the statistics shared by Tourism New Zealand, USA ranked third in terms of international visitor arrivals to New Zealand. Australia ranked first and China came in second. Despite the distance, it is still surprising that many Americans are drawn to the Land of the Long White Cloud. One factor could be the direct flights offered by leading airlines both from the United States and New Zealand. Instead of travelling around 15 hours from Auckland to Los Angeles, you can now cut the flight time to 12 hours and avoid the hassle of leaving and getting on the plane during the layover. 

Airlines that offer direct flights from New Zealand to United States

Major airlines, such as Air New Zealand, American Airlines and United Airlines offer direct flights to New Zealand from the USA. Most international flights arrive into Auckland Airport, which can be found  in the northern part of the North Island. 

1.  Air New Zealand has direct flights from New Zealand to the United States. Here are their direct flight routes, but take note that th y are seasonal so make sure to check their website for flight schedules:

  • Auckland Airport (AKL) to Honolulu International Airport (HNL) 
  • Auckland Airport (AKL) to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) 
  • Auckland Airport (AKL) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • Auckland Airport (AKL) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
2.  United Airlines also has direct flights from Auckland to San Francisco.

United Airlines and Air New Zealand recently announced it will begin new nonstop service between Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Auckland (AKL), beginning November 30, 2018. In addition to the new route announcement, United announced it will extend its seasonal service between San Francisco and Auckland to year-round beginning April 2019.

3.  American Airlines had jumped on the bandwagon of direct flights to New Zealand. They started offering non-stop flights from LAX to AKL at the time United Airlines did.  However, flights were reduced to  seasonal.

Where is the best place to book and pick up a rental car in NZ?

Car hire companies have depots in cities, airports and regional towns across New Zealand. For international travelers, airport locations can be convenient but remember they may incur a higher surcharge. If you are visiting the North Island, we provide car hire comparison in cities such as Auckland and Wellington. 

To know more about the benefits of renting a car, take a look at our Should You Rent a Car in New Zealand.

Where is the best place to book and pick up a campervan in NZ?

If you are looking for a reliable campervan hire in New Zealand, VroomVroomVroom can help you find an affordable RV by comparing camper and motorhome rentals all across the country. We compare deals from the country's leading companies such as Britz, Maui, Apollo, Real Value and Jucy Rentals. Wondering where is the best place to pick up a motorhome in New Zealand? We're here to help! Contact our friendly customer care experts today!

Now whether you are flying to Los Angeles International Airport , San Francisco International Airport, or Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport, we can also help you find a rental car that will suit your budget and preferences. Just make sure to book a direct flight and reserve a rental car with us so you can experience the beauty and charm of both countries.

Read more about the process of booking and picking up  a rental car in New Zealand