Further to the announcement last week regarding the suspension of their alliance with Virgin Australia from the 28 of October, Air New Zealand have announced additional capacity on their trans-Tasman network from the end of this year - great news for business travellers.
With the additional capacity joining the network in stages between 28 October and 18 December, there are changes for key business routes as listed below:
An addition of the NZ721/720 carrier adds an additional weekday service for travellers, with a service departing Auckland at 0730, and returning from Melbourne at 1035.
Additional frequency of carriers NZ733 (Auckland-Brisbane at 19:30) and NZ732 (Brisbane-Auckland at 0835) will be scheduled to fly 5x a week, giving trans-Tasman travellers more flexibility.
There will be brand new services operating up to 5x a week, with a return day trip possible 3x days per week. Outbound flights will depart Wellington at 0610, and returns will depart Brisbane at 1735.
A re-timed service with additional frequency will operate a double daily service 4x days per week. Outbound the service will depart at 0620, 6x days per week, returning at 1740. The existing 1740 Brisbane-Christchurch service will remain unchanged.
A re-timed service with additional frequency will operate a double daily service 6x days per week. Outbound the new afternoon service will depart Christchurch at 1600, returning from Melbourne at 1855. The existing morning departure remains unchanged.