Air New Zealand is launching their tenth route to Australia with new service between Auckland and Hobart once quarantine-free travel is available. Subject to government and regulatory approval, the route will be operated year-round with A320neos.
On Friday (March 19, 2021), Air New Zealand announced plans to launch their tenth route to Australia with new service between Auckland and Hobart. Flights will commence one quarantine-free travel is available, subject to government and regulatory approvals. The carrier will offer twice-weekly year-round service and the route will be operated with the Airline’s Airbus A320neo fleet. Tickets can be booked once Trans-Tasman quarantine-free travel has opened. In Friday’s announcement, Air New Zealand’s Chief Executive Officer, Greg Foran, said,
“This route will be a much-needed economic boost for New Zealand's tourism industry. Our Hobart - Auckland route will open a direct link between 540,000 potential Tasmanian tourists and our biggest city, with regional hot spots like Queenstown and Rotorua a short skip away. We'll be providing flights on Thursdays and Sundays to make the most of domestic connectivity and provide the best long weekend options for travellers.
“As Australia's second oldest city, Hobart is rich in heritage and its world-famous Museum of Old and New Art mixes antiquities among contemporary art. The city's vibrant Salamanca Market and surrounding bars and restaurants are a terrific introduction to what's on offer. But there is much more to see beyond the city. I think New Zealanders will be blown away with what they discover in Tasmania, from world class art and culture, to the food and wine scene, spectacular landscapes and an abundance of wildlife. There are 18 National Parks to explore, with over 2000 kilometers of walking tracks where you may bump into a wombat or if you're lucky, a Tasmanian Devil.”
Also commenting on the route announcement, Tasmanian Premier, Peter Gutwein, added,
“I am very pleased that this service will enable us to welcome more New Zealanders to our State and encourage them to consider booking their next holiday in Tassie and see what we have to offer.”
Source: Air New Zealand