04 June 2020

Air NZ increasing domestic flights in July and August

Air New Zealand has today released its domestic schedule for July and August. The airline plans to operate around 55 percent of its usual domestic capacity (compared to pre-COVID-19 levels) during July and August. Since the start of Alert Level 2 the airline has been flying to the majority of the domestic ports it serviced pre-COVID-19, albeit with reduced frequencies. Its Timaru-Wellington and Taupo-Auckland routes resume this coming Monday. Air New Zealand General Manager Networks Scott Carr says the airline continues to further build its domestic schedule. “We’ve been encouraged by demand from leisure travellers recently and we’re also expecting demand for business travel to continue to build. As a result, we have been working to add more flying to our domestic schedule from next month and this includes additional services for the July school holidays. “From next month, we’ll resume our Invercargill-Auckland A320 jet service which will operate four return services a week and we’ll also resume operating our Invercargill-Wellington, Christchurch-Rotorua and Christchurch-New Plymouth routes. These routes will add further direct connections for customers travelling between the North and South Islands.” The airline will operate the following return services in July and August –

Auckland to/from:
Blenheim 16 weekly returns with Q300s
Christchurch 59  weekly returns with A320s
Dunedin 13 weekly returns with A320s
Gisborne 23 weekly returns with Q300s
Invercargill 4 weekly returns with A320s
Kerikeri 16 weekly returns with Q300s
Napier 36 weekly returns with ATRs and Q300s
Nelson 32 weekly returns with ATRs and Q300s
New Plymouth 25 weekly returns with ATRs and Q300s
Palmerston North 37 weekly returns with ATRs
Rotorua 10 weekly returns with Q300s
Tauranga 28 weekly returns with ATRs and Q300s
Taupo 9 weekly returns with Q300s
Wellington 64 weekly returns with A320s
Whangarei 17 weekly returns with Q300s
Queenstown 47 weekly returns with A320s

Wellington to/from:
Blenheim 17 weekly returns with Q300
Dunedin 19 weekly returns with A320s and ATRs
Gisborne 11 weekly returns with Q300s
Hamilton 27 weekly returns with ATRs and Q300s
Invercargill 7 weekly returns with Q300s
Napier 16 weekly returns with ATRs
Nelson 33 weekly returns with ATRs and Q300s
New Plymouth 16 weekly returns with ATRs and Q300s
Queenstown 19 weekly returns A320s and ATRs
Rotorua 16 weekly returns with ATRs and Q300s
Tauranga 22 weekly returns with ATRs and Q300s
Timaru 9 weekly returns Q300s

Christchurch to/from:
Dunedin 25 weekly returns with ATRs
Hokitika 9 weekly returns with Q300s
Hamilton 15 weekly returns with ATRs
Invercargill 20 weekly returns with ATRs
Napier 15 weekly returns with ATRs and Q300s
Nelson 25 weekly returns with Q300s
New Plymouth 7 weekly returns with Q300s
Palmerston North 19 weekly returns with ATRs
Rotorua 7 weekly returns with Q300s
Tauranga 10 weekly returns with Q300s
Wellington 66 weekly returns with A320s, ATRs and Q300s
Queenstown 18 weekly returns with A320s and ATRs

Flights will be progressively available to book over the coming days at www.airnewzealand.co.nz. Additional frequencies will continue to be reintroduced as demand permits. The airline will notify any affected customers in the coming days. Air New Zealand’s dedicated COVID-19 information hub is being updated continuously and customers should check this first, before calling the airline’s contact centre.

Source : Air New Zealand Media Release

1 comment:

  1. Will the A321s operate domestically still? Or is that just while they can't operate full trans-tasman and pacific flights?