Two new routes across the Tasman as alliance with Virgin Australia calls time
The airline will launch two new routes across the Tasman from December this year and add an extra 15 per cent seat capacity across all its Tasman services year on year.
From December 18 2018, Air New Zealand will operate up to four times a week between Queenstown and Brisbane, increasing the airline’s total international capacity out of the resort town by 20 per cent. It will also operate up to five times a week between Wellington and Brisbane, a 15 per cent increase or 20,000 seats.
In addition to the new routes, Air New Zealand is adding significant extra trans-Tasman capacity into and out of Christchurch from October 28. This includes moving to double daily on peak days of the week to both Melbourne and Brisbane, and double daily Monday to Friday for Sydney.
Air New Zealand will also offer 125,000 additional trans-Tasman seats ex Auckland, including a new business timed morning flight to Melbourne, more evening flights to Brisbane and a new middle of the day flight to Sydney.