Business Class Flights to New Zealand
When you think big business, New Zealand isn’t the first country that springs to mind, however it is surprising how many people travel there every year for this very reason. Flying business class to New Zealand is almost essential for anyone looking to be alert and ready to trade once they get to their destination. It’s all about comfort and rest for the average 24 hour journey. Some business travellers will break up the journey with a stop in South East Asia, but most prefer to fly direct.
Business Class Travel to New Zealand from UK
There are several international airports spread across the country. These main airports are located in Auckland, Dunedin, Queenstown, Wellington and Christchurch. There are many business class flights to New Zealand that depart from the UK every day:
- Singapore Airlines: Flies from London Heathrow to Christchurch
- China Airlines: Flies from London Heathrow to Christchurch
- Royal Brunei Airlines: Flies from London Heathrow to Auckland
- Qantas: Flies from London Heathrow to Christchurch
- Korean Air: Flies from London Heathrow to Auckland
- Etihad: Flies from London Heathrow to Christchurch
- British Airways: Flies from London Heathrow to Auckland
- Virgin Atlantic: Flies from London Heathrow to Auckland
- Emirates: Flies from London Heathrow to Auckland
- Malaysia Airlines: Flies from London Heathrow to Auckland
- Air Pacific: Flies from London Heathrow to Auckland
- Air New Zealand: Flies from London Heathrow to Auckland
Getting around when on business in New Zealand
The population of New Zealand is small in comparison to the size of the country, making the need for a car essential. Only the major cities have any real public transport, so hiring a car or taking taxis is a recommended way to get around. Hire cars can be organised by your agent or arranged at the airport.
If you need to get from the North Island to the South Island then you can either take an internal flight or the ferry. Be aware that taking a car across on the ferry can be very expensive.
Other useful information about New Zealand
Although New Zealand’s native language is Maori, the majority of people speak English. This former British colony is predominantly an English speaking nation but their strong accent and interesting use of slang can often leave foreigners confused. Here are some helpful words and phrases that can help you when you decide to visit. These are common New Zealand expressions:
- BYO – bring your own. Many restaurants will have this sign at the bottom of their names and it means that you can bring your own liquor into the place but it may come with a small corkage fee.
- Kiwi- a person who is a local. A New Zealander.
- Cool Bananas! – an expression that means “it’s good”
- Chur- thanks
- Choice!- superb
New Zealand Dollars are the main currency, which can be exchanged at the airport, at money exchanges or at any of the major banks. ATM’s are located in most built up areas.