Long haul Economy

Comfort, entertainment and great cuisine - arrive refreshed with Economy.

Economy is available on all Boeing 787-9 and Boeing 777 long haul services operated by Air New Zealand.

Make yourself comfortable

At Air New Zealand, we make sure everyone has a super-comfy flight. It all starts with our slim-line seats with sculptured upholstering and flexible headrest. These ergonomic details mean you'll enjoy a deeper and more restorative sleep. And you'll have plenty to keep you entertained before you nod off. Each seat has an integrated 9" or 11" HD touch screen with hundreds of hours of fun at the tap of a finger. And if you want to power your own devices, you're welcome to use your individual USB socket or shared in-seat power connection.

Take a 360° tour

Drag to explore our Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Economy

Place yourself at the centre of the Air New Zealand cabin experience and take a 360° tour*.

You can also take a 360° tour to see our Economy Skycouch™


With our Economy fares, you will get:

  • A carry-on bag of up to 7kg
  • Checked-in bag of up to 23kg^
  • Inflight meal
  • Inflight Entertainment
  • Airpoints Dollars™ and Status Points on every flight^^


Seats are 17.2" wide, with a pitch of 31-33" and 5" recline.

The dimensions and configurations of our aircraft may vary depending on the specific type of aircraft you are flying on. Please refer to our detailed seat maps to discover the seating configuration, pitch, and dimensions for your flight. To find out the aircraft type for your journey use our flight schedules.

Note: Seat dimensions may differ slightly depending on aircraft type.



Your comfort is our priority and that's why you'll enjoy one of the best Economy seats in the sky. The ergonomic design creates generous personal space to ensure a relaxing journey.

If more room is the main priority, upgrade to our innovative Economy Skycouch™ and stretch out to make the whole row your own.

This flexible seating style turns your row of seats into a couch or bed. Whether it's a private space for yourself, or room to keep kids entertained, you can stretch out and stay comfortable throughout the flight.

Find out more about Economy Skycouch™.

Note: Economy Skycouch™ may not be available on certain flights.


Enjoy the fresh flavours of fine New Zealand food and wine with Air New Zealand's world-renowned menus. You'll enjoy a dining experience full of super fresh ingredients and flavours and an extensive range of premium New Zealand wines to complement each meal.

See a sample Economy menu or learn more about our cuisine and wine.

You can also pre-order special meals when you book.



Just wait until you discover our inflight entertainment. Your touchscreen is packed with the latest content, including movies (with tons of new releases in High Definition), TV shows and box set series, brand new singles and multi-player games. Developed in New Zealand, the intuitive design is similar to an app on your mobile phone or tablet. This lets us bring you more features and entertainment than ever before, and makes it a breeze to use.

Find out what's showing onboard this month.



We make sure kids feel just as welcome as grown-ups and we do our very best to keep them happy and entertained every step of the way. Our inflight entertainment system is also designed to be kid-friendly and it's packed full of fun stuff to keep them smiling from takeoff to landing. 

Discover more about flying with children on Air New Zealand.

The information displayed is for travel on solely Air New Zealand operated long haul services. Some journeys may include travel on partner airlines, where the aircraft and inflight experience may differ.

* The 360° panorama is of our 787-9 service. Please note when on board the 777-300 long haul services your experience may be different to what is shown in this panorama. 

^For Economy fares to Shanghai, Singapore and Taipei, the baggage allowance is two checked bags. For Economy fares departing Australia to Canada and the USA (excluding New York), the baggage allowance is two checked bags. Economy fares from Australia to New York have a baggage allowance of one checked bag. If travelling with more than one carrier, please refer to the section when travelling on a ticket with more than one carrier.

^^ Eligible for Airpoints Dollars except when purchased with Airpoints Dollars or grabaseat Greenlight fares. Eligible for Status Points except when purchased with Airpoints Dollars.