For some passengers Air New Zealand inflight meals may or may not be included in your ticket. This is mainly relevant to services from New Zealand to Australia, the Pacific and Honolulu. For all other flights, passengers can enjoy meals no matter what they paid for their airline ticket.


All fares include a free snack plus tea or coffee. If you are travelling on ATR72 and Q300 flights, that have a flying time of less than 45 mins you will be offered water and a snack.

Koru Hour flights offer additional snack and drink options including coffee/tea as well as muffins and cookies. Late afternoon departures will feature New Zealand wines, premium beers, cider, L&P and Coke Zero, served alongside cheese and crackers or a savoury snack.

Not sure if you’re travelling on a Koru Hour flight? They are A320 operated services between Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown, with a scheduled flight time of more than 50 minutes, on Monday to Fridays before 8:00 am or between 4:35 pm and 7:05 pm, except public holidays.


Air New Zealand offers complimentary tea, coffee and water to everyone, regardless of the product option you have chosen. If you have purchased a Seat and Seat + Bag fare level, you can buy packaged snack foods like sandwiches, potato chips, cheese & crackers and chocolate bars from the inflight menu.

All items for purchase, along with soft drinks, beer, wine & spirits, are ordered through the seat-back entertainment system. You can view the selection on your screen, and purchase items by swiping your credit card (cash is not accepted on board) through the system to place an order, once ready it is delivered to your seat!

If you do not have a credit card, you can purchase vouchers at the airport that can be used to pay for items from the Inflight Bites Menu.

For further information and to view the inflight menu check here.


Business class customers may order from the range of special long-haul meals listed below.

Works or works deluxe passengers can order a child meal, gluten-free or Vegetarian (vegan or non-dairy) special meal on these flights.


All customers may order the following special meals.

Baby/Infant, Child, Vegetarian Lacto-Ovo, Vegetarian Vegan, Vegetarian Hindu, Vegetarian Oriental, Vegetarian Jain, Gluten Intolerant, Diabetic, Kosher Meal, Moslem Meal, Hindu Meal, Low Fat Meal and Fruit Platter.

For more information regarding special meals on Air New Zealand click here.


Examples of economy class dining can be found here, while premium economy class dining can be found here.

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