Air New Zealand updates schedule to Australia ahead of safe travel zone

    Air New Zealand released (26-Mar-2021) a new trans-Tasman schedule in anticipation of the announcement of a two way safe travel zone between New Zealand and Australia. The carrier plans to operate additional quarantine free flights from Auckland to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane from 12-Apr-2021 to 18-Apr-2021. The airline will increase frequencies from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown to all Australian ports from 19-Apr-2021 to 30-Oct-2021, initially operating 65% of pre COVID-19 capacity. Auckland-Hobart service will not be available for sale until a two way safe travel zone has been announced. The carrier’s schedule is as follows:

    • Auckland: 
      • Brisbane: One to two times daily;
      • Melbourne: One to three times daily;
      • Sydney: Three to five times daily;
      • Perth: Six to seven times weekly from 21-Apr-2021, subject to borders opening to New Zealand;
      • Gold Coast: Six to seven times weekly 19-Apr-2021;
      • Adelaide: Three to four times weekly from 05-May-2021;
      • Sunshine Coast: Three times weekly from 28-Jun-2021;
      • Cairns: Three times weekly from 29-Jun-2021;
    • Wellington:
      • Brisbane: Three to five times weekly from 12-Apr-2021;
      • Melbourne: Four to six times weekly from 12-Apr-2021;
      • Sydney: Six to 10 times weekly from 12-Apr-2021;
    • Christchurch:
      • Brisbane: Five to seven times weekly from 12-Apr-2021;
      • Melbourne: Two flights between 30-Mar-2021 to 10-Apr-2021, six to seven flights per week from 12-Apr-2021;
      • Sydney: Seven to 11 times weekly from 12-Apr-2021;
      • Gold Coast: One to three times weekly from 24-Apr-2021;
    • Queenstown:
      • Melbourne: Three to five times weekly from 13-Apr-2021;
      • Sydney: Four to seven times weekly from 13-Apr-2021;
      • Brisbane: Three flights per week, seasonal services from 02-May-2021. [more – original PR]
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