Delta will add to its growing portfolio of Oceania operations with never-before-operated service from Auckland, New Zealand, to Los Angeles (LAX) beginning this spring. Delta will be the only U.S. carrier to offer nonstop service.

Daily flights between New Zealand's largest city and Los Angeles will begin October 30 on Airbus A350-900 aircraft, with new service complimenting the airline's current operation from Sydney, Australia, to LAX, at ten flights per week in the summer. Delta also launched its new seasonal service between Tahiti and LAX last December. Delta operates more than 150 daily flights from LAX to more than 50 destinations across the globe as the airport's leading premium global carrier.

"As travel demand recovers from the pandemic in the Asia-Pacific region, we are thrilled to enter this exciting new market for Delta," said Matteo Curcio, Delta's Vice President – Asia Pacific. " We look forward to offering our customers best-in-class service on the ground and in the air, as well as our robust network beyond LAX connecting to over 45 cities in the Americas." 

Auckland Airport's Chief Executive, Carrie Hurihanganui, said Delta's plan to touchdown at Auckland Airport later this year is a wonderful way to start 2023. "Los Angeles has always been a popular choice for Kiwi travelers, either heading to experience the best of California, or to destinations across the United States and beyond. It's also real a vote of confidence in New Zealand as a high-quality travel and tourism destination. North America is our second largest inbound market and it's great those travelers now have the option of flying with Delta to Auckland."

On flights between Auckland and LAX, customers have a choice of three experiences: Delta One, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin. 

Delta One customers can stretch out in a lie-flat seat and enjoy premium amenities like artisan-made Someone Somewhere amenity kits, plush bedding made from recycled materials, more beverage options before takeoff, new cocktail bites, a chef-curated three-course meal, and decadent desserts like a build-your-own ice cream sundae.

All Delta customers onboard have access to personal seat-back entertainment screens featuring a wealth of premium content on Delta Studio, in-seat power outlets for their devices, fast-streaming Wi-Fi available for purchase and free mobile messaging.

Delta continues to transform the airport experience at LAX, debuting the first two major phases of the brand-new terminal last year: the headhouse and the T3 facility. This autumn, customers can look forward to the opening of the west headhouse, featuring a dedicated Delta One check-in area. Additionally, the first-of-its-kind Delta One Club will open its doors in 2024, connect to the existing Terminal 3 Club and offer a personalized, dedicated level of service that further elevates the lounge experience.

When the Delta Sky Way at LAX project is finished this year, Terminals 2 and 3 will be a consolidated, 1.2-million-square-foot, state-of-the-art, 27-gate complex, featuring a quick airside connector to the Tom Bradley International Terminal, eliminating the need to bus between terminals.

Flight schedule for Auckland (AKL) - LOS ANGELES (LAX) 




Operating Day

Start Date


AKL at 3:00 p.m.

LAX at 6:05 a.m. 


October 30, 2023


LAX at 10:30 p.m.

AKL at 8:35 a.m.


October 28, 2023