The new Haneda service will depart Auckland on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from July 2017 – May 2018, offering customers a second point of entry to the Japanese capital alongside the airline's daily flights to Narita Tokyo Airport.
Air New Zealand also operates a seasonal service between Auckland and the Japanese city of Osaka between October and March.
Japan is one of New Zealand's fastest growing outbound travel markets, with the number of Kiwis travelling to Japan up 25% to the year ending May 2017. Japan is New Zealand's sixth largest tourism market and the number of Japanese visiting New Zealand also grew over this period by 8.5% to 101,616.
Source: Air New Zealand