22 April 2020

Level 3 Schedule

The airline will operate a limited domestic schedule from Tuesday 28 April to enable essential travel only and to keep air freight moving. The airline's domestic schedule while the country is at Alert Level 3 is as follows –

Auckland-Christchurch operated by Airbus 320
2x return services Mon-Sat
1x return service Sun

Auckland-Wellington operated by Airbus 320
1x return service Mon-Sun

Auckland-Tauranga operated by Bombardier Q300
3x return services Tues/Thurs/Fri

Auckland-Napier operated by Bombardier Q300
3x return services Tues/Thurs/Fri

2x return services Mon-Fri operated by Bombardier Q300
1x return service Sat/Sun operated by ATR 72

Wellington-Nelson operated by Bombardier Q300
1x return service Mon-Wed
2x return services Thurs/Fri

Christchurch-Dunedin operated by ATR 72
1x return service Mon-Sun

Air New Zealand General Manager Networks Scott Carr says travel remains very restricted under Alert Level 3. "We have made some slight adjustments to our Domestic schedule in the coming weeks and that includes adding several services a week between Auckland and Napier and Auckland and Tauranga. We'll also be adding additional capacity between Christchurch and Dunedin with flights in and out of Dunedin across the week." Before making a booking, customers are reminded to check the latest information on the travel and transportation section of the Government COVID-19 website and the COVID-19 hub on the Air New Zealand website.


  1. For the Tauranga and Napier flights - is that three flights a day on Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday (which seems like overkill) or does the 3x mean 3 days a week?

  2. The CHC to AKL route has been further reduced from 3 to just two flights per day