A present for Queenstown on Queen’s Birthday – more flights

Air New Zealand is adding more flights to Queenstown for Queen’s Birthday weekend, with flights resuming from the resort town to Wellington.

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An Air New Zealand plane at the Queenstown Airport. Photo: 123RF

The airline will restart operations between the capital and Queenstown on 28 May and additional flights are also being added from the town to Auckland.

Its general manager for networks Scott Carr said the airline has been encouraged by demand for seats into Queenstown since announcing its schedule for Covid-19 alert level 2.

“We’re keen to bring more New Zealanders to Queenstown and to boost the tourism industry in particular,” he said.

“The requirement for physical distancing on our services does mean that we need to also see strong demand for seats in both directions, so we hope that the additional services will also cater to Queenstown locals looking to travel north.”

The airline will operate a daily return service between Wellington and Queenstown between 28 May and 2 June, as well as a daily return service on 5 June and 7 June using its A320 aircraft.

From 12 June there will be three return Wellington-Queenstown A320 services a week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Air New Zealand said additional frequencies will be reintroduced back as demand permits.

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