08 September 2021

Domestic Flights Over Auckland

There was an article in the NZ Herald today about Northland air services with Auckland remaining in Level 4. Whangārei is served by two airlines, Air New Zealand with direct flights to Auckland and Sunair with direct flights to Great Barrier Island (which remains in Level 4), and to Level 2 destinations Tauranga and Hamilton.  

There will be one daily (Air New Zealand) flight to Auckland, allowing passengers to transfer to regions under level 2, operating under the same restrictions as drivers transiting Auckland for business or limited personal reasons...

Regional airline Sunair, which operates non-stop services from Whangārei to Hamilton and Tauranga, says they have seen bookings take off. "We have had an increase in demand, which is what we've expected, from the previous time we've seen a regional lockdown in Auckland," airline spokesperson Lisa Bryce said. The region can often feel "ostracised from the rest of the country," said the airline. The airline, which flies three direct services to Hamilton a week, says there has been a boost in bookings and is considering additional flights. However, the number of passengers travelling for leisure remains extremely low. "At the moment it is mostly people flying home to families or business travel."

Sunair also operates a medical staff service between Whangārei and Kaitaia.

Source : https://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/covid-19-delta-outbreak-northland-level-2-air-links-affected-by-auckland-airport-transfer-rules/ADIYTORCU7HMSIN5ELBXAPCZOU/ 


  1. Cant understand why Air NZ wouldnt temporarily reintroduce WRE-WLG flights to connect Northland with the rest of the country.

    1. Air NZ are doing just this except its KKE-WLG, between 13th and 21st September.

  2. Also I remember Air NZ had a WLG-WRE flight for a time I think it was in the early 2000s.

  3. Correct Chris - Operated by Eagle Air's Beech 1900s... see http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com/2013/01/eagle-airways-part-1-fledgling-eagle.html