Air New Zealand is significantly reducing capacity on its Tasman routes as a result of the impact of Covid-19 on travel demand. These changes will take effect from 30 March through to 30 June 2020. Overall, Tasman capacity will reduce by 80 percent over this period.

The following routes will see reduced services:

  • Wellington to Sydney: Reduced to two return services per week
  • Christchurch to Sydney: Reduced to two return services per week
  • Auckland to Sydney: Reduced to seven return services per week
  • Auckland to Brisbane: Reduced to five return services per week
  • Auckland to Melbourne: Reduced to seven return services per week.

All other Tasman routes are suspended from 30 March to 30 June as follows:

  • Auckland-Adelaide
  • Auckland-Cairns
  • Auckland-Sunshine Coast
  • Auckland-Coolangatta
  • Auckland-Perth
  • Christchurch-Brisbane
  • Christchurch-Melbourne
  • Christchurch-Coolangatta
  • Wellington-Brisbane
  • Wellington-Melbourne
  • Queenstown-Melbourne
  • Queenstown-Sydney
  • Queenstown-Brisbane

Due to the large number of schedule changes, customers are strongly encouraged to only contact the airline if they are due to fly within the next 48 hours or need immediate repatriation to New Zealand or their home country.

These changes are part of Air New Zealand’s broader capacity reductions which will also see flights suspended between Auckland and Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Buenos Aires, Vancouver, Tokyo Narita, Honolulu, Denpasar and Taipei from 30 March to 30 June. The Airline is also suspending its London-Los Angeles service from 20 March (ex LAX) and 21 March (ex LHR) through to 30 June.

For the latest travel information, visit AirNZ’s website here.

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