Air New Zealand announces new trans-Tasman routes
The airline has today announced the schedule it will operate across the Tasman after calling time on its alliance with Virgin Australia last week.
From 18 December 2018, Air New Zealand will operate up to four times a week between Brisbane and the popular ski and tourist destination of Queenstown, increasing the airline’s total international capacity into the resort town by 20 percent. It will also operate up to five times a week between Brisbane and the capital city of Wellington, a 15 percent increase or 20,000 seats. These new services will increase Air New Zealand’s overall seat capacity into and out of Brisbane by 44 percent.
In addition to the new routes, Air New Zealand is adding significant extra trans-Tasman capacity into and out of Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney from both Auckland and Christchurch from 28 October 2018:
The airline will introduce additional services on both the Sydney-Auckland and Melbourne-Auckland routes, increasing seat capacity on each route by more than 45,000 seats. The airline will also boost capacity between Brisbane and Auckland by more than 15 percent through the introduction of additional morning services.
The airline will also move to double daily on peak days of the week from both Melbourne and Brisbane, and double daily Monday to Friday from Sydney. This represents a 15% increase in capacity or about 35,000 extra seats on Christchurch trans-Tasman routes alone.
Fares are on sale now for both the new routes and the additional seat capacity.
Meanwhile all customers booked on an Air New Zealand ticket to travel on a Virgin Australia aircraft after 27 October 2018 will be moved across to Air New Zealand operated services in the next few weeks. There is no need for customers to do anything, they will be contacted by either the airline or their booking agent regarding any changes.
Issued by Air New Zealand Communications.
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