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Air New Zealand ups school holiday capacity from 2019

written by Adam Thorn | June 18, 2020
Air New Zealand's is deferring deliveries of Airbus A321neo aircraft. (Air New Zealand)
An Air New Zealand A321neo. (Air New Zealand)

Air New Zealand will offer more capacity on its Auckland-Queenstown route during the July school holidays next month than it did last year, in an encouraging sign demand is returning quicker than expected post-pandemic.

General manager networks Scott Carr said the change is possible because the airline has upgraded 140 return services from A320 to larger A321neo aircraft between 29 June and 26 July.

“This is great news for tourism and those wanting to hit the slopes,” Carr said.

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It comes as the airline is set to significantly increase domestic capacity on a number of routes, including flights to and from Auckland to Wellington, Dunedin and Queenstown, Wellington to Christchurch and Dunedin and Queenstown.

Specifically, Air New Zealand will also operate 16 return services to and from Auckland and Christchurch between 1 July and 19 July, reflecting 10,000 additional seats.

“We’ll be adding a number of extra services on our regional routes in the week leading up to the school holidays including to and from Blenheim, Dunedin, Gisborne, Hamilton, Invercargill, Kerikeri, Napier, New Plymouth, Nelson, Palmerston North, Rotorua and Tauranga,” said Carr.

Earlier this month, the airline announced it would significantly increase its domestic capacity from 20 to 55 per cent in July and August, including restarting its direct A320 service between Auckland and Invercargill.

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Air New Zealand ups school holiday capacity from 2019

written by Adam Thorn | June 18, 2020
Air New Zealand's is deferring deliveries of Airbus A321neo aircraft. (Air New Zealand)
An Air New Zealand A321neo. (Air New Zealand)

Air New Zealand will offer more capacity on its Auckland-Queenstown route during the July school holidays next month than it did last year, in an encouraging sign demand is returning quicker than expected post-pandemic.

General manager networks Scott Carr said the change is possible because the airline has upgraded 140 return services from A320 to larger A321neo aircraft between 29 June and 26 July.

“This is great news for tourism and those wanting to hit the slopes,” Carr said.

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It comes as the airline is set to significantly increase domestic capacity on a number of routes, including flights to and from Auckland to Wellington, Dunedin and Queenstown, Wellington to Christchurch and Dunedin and Queenstown.

Specifically, Air New Zealand will also operate 16 return services to and from Auckland and Christchurch between 1 July and 19 July, reflecting 10,000 additional seats.

“We’ll be adding a number of extra services on our regional routes in the week leading up to the school holidays including to and from Blenheim, Dunedin, Gisborne, Hamilton, Invercargill, Kerikeri, Napier, New Plymouth, Nelson, Palmerston North, Rotorua and Tauranga,” said Carr.

Earlier this month, the airline announced it would significantly increase its domestic capacity from 20 to 55 per cent in July and August, including restarting its direct A320 service between Auckland and Invercargill.

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Air New Zealand is now operating to all 20 domestic ports it serviced pre-coronavirus and has dropped social distancing in line with the country lowering its coronavirus restrictions to ‘Alert Level 2’.

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Air New Zealand ups school holiday capacity from 2019

written by Adam Thorn | June 18, 2020
Air New Zealand's is deferring deliveries of Airbus A321neo aircraft. (Air New Zealand)
An Air New Zealand A321neo. (Air New Zealand)

Air New Zealand will offer more capacity on its Auckland-Queenstown route during the July school holidays next month than it did last year, in an encouraging sign demand is returning quicker than expected post-pandemic.

General manager networks Scott Carr said the change is possible because the airline has upgraded 140 return services from A320 to larger A321neo aircraft between 29 June and 26 July.

“This is great news for tourism and those wanting to hit the slopes,” Carr said.

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It comes as the airline is set to significantly increase domestic capacity on a number of routes, including flights to and from Auckland to Wellington, Dunedin and Queenstown, Wellington to Christchurch and Dunedin and Queenstown.

Specifically, Air New Zealand will also operate 16 return services to and from Auckland and Christchurch between 1 July and 19 July, reflecting 10,000 additional seats.

“We’ll be adding a number of extra services on our regional routes in the week leading up to the school holidays including to and from Blenheim, Dunedin, Gisborne, Hamilton, Invercargill, Kerikeri, Napier, New Plymouth, Nelson, Palmerston North, Rotorua and Tauranga,” said Carr.

Earlier this month, the airline announced it would significantly increase its domestic capacity from 20 to 55 per cent in July and August, including restarting its direct A320 service between Auckland and Invercargill.

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Air New Zealand is now operating to all 20 domestic ports it serviced pre-coronavirus and has dropped social distancing in line with the country lowering its coronavirus restrictions to ‘Alert Level 2’.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

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