The test aircraft, known as ZB002, flew from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., to Seattle’s Boeing Field on Thursday afternoon, the company said.
The four-hour, 18-minute flight tested various aspects of airplane performance. Ground tests on the airplane were completed earlier.
It was the second test of the Dreamliner 787-9 after a debut flight in September.
The 787-9 is six metres longer and can seat 40 more passengers than the Dreamliner 787-8, which went into service in October 2011.
The airline plans to use the aircraft on the Auckland-Perth route, starting next October.
Twenty-six customers, including Air Canada, have ordered 396 Dreamliner 787-9s.
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