Air New Zealand to resume food and beverage service following level change

This is great news for those with cassava crisp cravings
This is great news for those with cassava crisp cravings Photo credit: Getty

The good news that Auckland is moving to level one, is great news for those flying at the level of 35,000 feet.

The food is back.

Air New Zealand's full food and beverage service will be back on board from Monday.

The airline's Chief Customer and Sales Officer Leanne Geraghty said the decision to reintroduce the service was made under guidance from the Ministry of Health.

"Care is at the heart of our brand and offering food and beverage on board is very much an extension of that," Geraghty said.

So if the cassava crisps or the Cookie Time cookie are just what you need to get through that flight, then you're in luck.

Geraghty said it was important to remind travellers that they are still required to wear their mask or face covering while they are not in the process of eating or drinking.

The airline has also extended its domestic flexibility policy. 

Customers who book or currently hold tickets for domestic flights scheduled to depart up until 11.59pm on June 30 2021 will now be able to hold that fare in credit for rebooking until June 30 2022 or amend the date of their flight with change fees waived, however, normal fare difference may still apply.

The airline recently made an adjustment to its credit policy and customers who hold an existing credit with the airline will have until June 30 2022 to make a new booking using their credit, and until June 30 2023 to travel.

This change applies to both domestic and international credit.