Air New Zealand upgrading long-haul fleet

Heading off on New Zealand tours by plane could soon get even better after Air New Zealand announced that it would be investing over $100 million on upgrading its fleet of Boeing 777-200ER aircrafts. The upgrade will help its 8 aircraft keep delivering innovative products and technologies to customers flying from international airports. The upgrades include the latest Inflight Entertainment System which has been created with the help of Panasonic. It includes an improved resolution and touch-screen monitors, and as flights from countries like the UK to New Zealand can take around 24 hours this improved entertainment system will be welcomed. Premium Economy and Economy seats will be entirely replaced, Business premier seats will undergo an upgrade, and more lie-flat sleeping seats will be added into the Economy section. Again, with holidays in New Zealand involving long-haul flights this upgraded seating will help air passengers start the relaxing holiday experience from the very moment they take off. Image credit: JamesZ_Flickr (