Long haul Economy

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

Economy is available on all Boeing 787-9, 777-300 and 777-200 long haul services operated by Air New Zealand.

Shanghai to Auckland

per person return

October 8, 2019
Economy deal: 23 Oct - 10 Nov 2019, 14 Dec - 31 Dec 2019, 12 Feb - 30 Jun 2020
Premium Economy deal: 17 Sep -31 Dec 2019, 12 Feb - 24 Jun 2020
Business Premier low fare: 17 Sep - 23 Sep 2019, 2 Oct - 23 Dec 2019, 01 Jan - 16 Jan 2020, 27 Jan - 4 Jul 2020, 4 Aug - 12 Sep 2020, complete booking 14 days prior to departure
See Fare Conditions

* Fare Deals Terms & Conditions

1. Fares stated above exclude taxes & fuel surcharges of approximately ¥2,315. All prices are quoted in Chinese Yuan (¥).

2. Seats are limited for the above fare and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 

3. Cancellation: Economy deal & Premium Economy deal: non-refundable; Business Premier low fare: Subject to  ¥1,000 penalty fee.

5. Changes before departure:

- Economy deal & Premium Economy deal: Subject to ¥1,000 change fee per ticket per transaction and applicable fare difference.

- Business Premier low fare: Subject to ¥800 change fee per ticket per transaction and applicable fare difference.

The new fare must be equal or greater than the original ticket. Service fees apply.

4. No-show:
- Economy deal & Premium Economy deal: Penalty of ¥3,000 applies. Cancellation after departure do not apply. Service fees apply.

- Business Premier low fare: Penalty of ¥2,000 applies. Subject to ¥800 change fee per ticket per transaction and applicable fare difference. The new fare must be equal or greater than the original ticket. Service fees apply.

6. For passengers encountered NZ entry visa rejection, it is fully refundable with only a process fee of ¥50 per person. Copy of Passport with an official visa rejection by Immigration New Zealand should be submitted as supporting document 14 days prior to departure date.

7. See other fare conditions. Other restrictions may apply.

8. Air New Zealand reserves the right to change the above conditions and any routing exclusion without prior notice.

*Please refer to our Year-round Fares Terms and Conditions that located at the bottom of the page.

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" 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.

Boeing 787-9 Economy couple dining.


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.

Air New Zealand Economy meal.


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.

Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 Economy inflight entertainment screen.


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.

777-200 Economy family of three


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.

Enjoy comfort in Economy