The news comes after reports Queenstown ski resorts saw the highest number of visitors in years and the national airline increased flights in July to meet demand.
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The Kiwi carrier flew 300 of fruit pickers back to Samoa while the UAE airline operated a special route between Sydney and Bangkok.
The service, which first launched in August 2019, will land in the North Island at 12:40pm with the return departing Invercargill at 1:25pm
The airline will offer more capacity on its Auckland-Queenstown route during the July school holidays than it did last year, in a sign demand is returning quicker than expected.
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Before the pandemic, the airline flew seven times per week to the Chinese city, but it was the very first to be axed as the pandemic spread.
The 268 services between 6-19 July include 14 return services between Wellington-Nelson and 13 services between Christchurch-Invercargill.