• Joe Breitfeller

Air New Zealand Extends Limited International Flight Schedule Through August 31, 2020

Air New Zealand announced on Sunday that in response to government travel restrictions and limited demand, they will extend their minimal international operations through August 31, 2020. The carrier’s overall capacity has been reduced by 95% from pre-crisis levels.


Air New Zealand Airbus A321neo - Courtesy Airbus

Yesterday (May 24, 2020), Air New Zealand announced that they will extend their minimal international schedule through August 31, 2020 due to government travel restrictions and reduced demand. The carrier’s overall capacity has been reduced by 95 percent versus pre-pandemic levels and the company will re-evaluate scheduling as travel and border restrictions are lifted. There are currently restrictions in place around passenger services to Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Rarotonga, New Caledonia and French Polynesia, but once lifted, Air New Zealand is likely to operate one weekly return service from Auckland. In Sunday’s announcement, Air New Zealand’s Chief Networks, Strategy and Alliances officer, Nick Judd said,


“While it’s unfortunate the majority of our international network remains cancelled for the foreseeable future, we support the return of safe flying if borders re-open and will update our international network if and when possible. We also support the return of safe trans-Tasman flying when practical. We’re keen to work with government and industry partners on steps we can take to safely support economic recovery through travel and connect family and friends.”


Air New Zealand Extends Limited International Schedule Through August - Courtesy Air New Zealand

Source: Air New Zealand