Air New Zealand operates the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in a 3-class configuration on routes from Auckland to Perth, Shanghai and Tokyo. Business Class features flat-bed seating equipped with memory foam mattresses, a duvet, and two pillows.
The Premium Economy on the 787-9 is not NZ's Premium Economy "Spaceseat" product, but instead is manufactured by US Seat Designer, Zodiac, and is referred to as a "Business-lite" seat. These seats have 9" recline and a 5" wide armrest. In addition passengers in Premium Economy will have an integrated leg rest with extendable foot support and an adjustable winged head rest.
Economy Class is configured in a 9 abreast, 3-3-3, configuration with 215 slimline Economy Class seats with a flexible head rest.
Economy Skycouch seats are featured on this aircraft and are available for purchase at an additional cost. These seats are indicated in blue outline on our seat map. Air New Zealand's description states that the Economy Skycouch is a row of three Economy Class seats that together create a flexible space for whatever you want it to be - an area to relax and stretch out in, or for the kids to use as a play area. It is like having your very own couch on the plane.