American Airlines announced Monday it will launch nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport to Christchurch, New Zealand next October.
"We're bringing the beauty of New Zealand's South Island closer to Angelenos by launching the only nonstop service from the U.S. out of LAX,'' said Suzanne Boda, American's Senior Vice President-Los Angeles.
"This is the latest sign of our continued investment in Los Angeles, which has truly solidified itself as American's West Coast gateway to Asia Pacific,'' she said. "Through our partnership with Qantas, our customers can conveniently explore a wide variety of unique New Zealand experiences.''
American will fly to Christchurch three times per week from October 2020 through March 2021 on a Boeing 787-8.
The airline also announced that seasonal LAX to Auckland, New Zealand service will begin earlier next year -- on Oct. 7 -- for an additional three weeks of service to that destination.
The LAX-Auckland and LAX-Christchurch flights will be available for purchase beginning on Nov. 9 and Nov. 30, respectively.