Direct flights from Christchurch to Los Angeles are deliberate for subsequent 12 months. Picture / provided
Direct flights from Christchurch to Los Angeles value 3 times the worth in comparison with touring between the 2 cities a 12 months in the past.
American Airways is making ready to start out flights in January 2022 when the worldwide borders between the 2 international locations open.
Flights can already be bought on the airline’s web site. Most flights value between $ 2,000 and $ 2,500.
That is a far cry from the $ 982 it could have value final June, in accordance with Faredetective.com knowledge for connecting flights over Auckland.
Christchurch Airport introduced American Airways’ plans on social media.
“From the South Island to the USA … American Airways is making ready for direct flights between Christchurch and LAX from January when the worldwide borders are open. We are able to hardly wait to welcome you to CHC,” it stated in a publish on his Fb web page.
American Airways introduced in September 2019 that it could launch direct flights from Christchurch to Los Angeles and from Auckland to Dallas-Fort Price.
They have been supposed to start out final October however have been postponed as a consequence of Covid-19.
On the time of the announcement in 2019, the airline introduced that the brand new routes are a direct results of the accredited joint cope with Qantas, which provides new buyer advantages equivalent to improved code-share alternatives and improved frequent flyer advantages for American and Qantas prospects.