Air New Zealand is using Google Cardboard technology to share a virtual reality immersive experience with the UK travel trade.

The new Air New Zealand Cabin Viewer app showcases the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER, which flies daily between London and Auckland via Los Angeles.

Google Cardboard is a virtual reality platform which uses a fold-out cardboard mount for a mobile phone. The technology allows viewers to take a 360° virtual tour through its Premium Economy and Business Premier cabins.

The airline’s general manager UK and Europe, Kathryn Robertson, said: “We are constantly looking at ways to make things easier for the travel trade. This technology is exciting in that it allows the trade to virtually step onboard our aircraft and experience all three cabins and learn about our product in a new and unique way.”

To encourage the trade to use the technology, the carrier is giving away 1,000 Google Cardboard sets.

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