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Our codeshare partners

Air New Zealand

View of a lake in New Zealand

Virgin Atlantic is proud to be a codeshare partner with Air New Zealand – New Zealand's flag carrier.  Our partnership with Air New Zealand was first launched at the end of March 2011.


We codeshare on several Air New Zealand routes including flights between San Francisco and Auckland, Shanghai and Auckland, Los Angeles and Rarotonga and Rarotonga and Auckland. We also codeshare on domestic flights within New Zealand.


Destinations we can connect you to

From/to To/from
London Heathrow Auckland (via San Francisco)
  Auckland (via Shanghai)
  Rarotonga (via Los Angeles)
  Rarotonga to Auckland


Domestic destinations we can connect you to

From/to To/from
Auckland Wellington
Auckland Queenstown
Auckland Christchurch


Route map

Air New Zealand route map

A little bit about Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand was founded in 1940 as Tasman Empire Airways Limited and is New Zealand’s national airline. Air New Zealand is based in Auckland and covers more than 50 destinations in the Oceania, East Asia, Europe and North America. Their high reputation was confirmed when they were awarded ATW Airline of the Year in 2012.

Air New Zealand is committed to delivering a uniquely New Zealand experience to its customers while offering the very highest standards of customer service and care. The airline takes pride in showcasing the best of New Zealand at every touch-point, from award-winning wines to modern, contemporary airline lounges that reflect the relaxed lifestyle enjoyed by New Zealanders.

Air New Zealand logo

At the airport

Air New Zealand operates out of Terminal 2 at London Heathrow, the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles, the International Terminal at San Francisco, Terminal 2 at Shanghai, Terminal 1 at Syndey and both the International and Domestic Terminals at Auckland.

Baggage allowance

For information on how much baggage you can take on your Air New Zealand flights, please visit the Air New Zealand website (opens in a new window).