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Air New Zealand to Resume Seasonal Service Between Auckland and Sunshine Coast

From June 26, 2024, Air New Zealand will resume seasonal service between Auckland and Sunshine Coast in Australia.  The route will operate three times weekly with an Airbus A320neo through October 2024.

Air New Zealand Airbus A320neo - Courtesy Airbus

On Monday (June 24, 2024), Air New Zealand announced the restart of direct seasonal service between Auckland and Sunshine Coast in Australia.  Starting June 26, 2024, the route will operate three times weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with an Airbus A320neo Until October 2024.  Over the winter season (June-August), Air New Zealand will serve seven Australian destinations, including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Cairns, and the Gold Coast.

In Monday’s route announcement, Air New Zealand’s General Manager – Jeremy O’Brien, said,

“Kiwis are clearly ready to escape the cold New Zealand temperatures as we’re already seeing strong demand for bookings to the Sunshine Coast.  The Sunshine Coast is the perfect holiday destination – with a relaxed beachside culture, incredible food, beautiful scenery, and 300 days of sunshine each year – it’s easy to see why Kiwis love it so much.

“Customers travelling to the Sunshine Coast this winter have the added bonus of our new Seats to Suit offering, now available on our international short haul flights.  This means they'll have access to free movies and entertainment, snacks, and affordable flexibility.

“Australia is an incredibly important market for Air New Zealand.  This seasonal service will also provide more opportunities for our Aussie customers to head across the ditch and enjoy New Zealand’s snowy mountains and winter escapes.  We look forward to carrying more customers between New Zealand and the Sunshine Coast this season.”

Founded in 1940, Air New Zealand first took flight with service between Auckland and Sydney with a flying boat.  World-renowned for their warm Kiwi hospitality, the airline currently has a fleet of 108 aircraft, including Boeing 777-300ERs, Boeing 787 Dreamliners, and Airbus A320/A320neo Family jets, as well as ATR and Q300 (De Havilland Canada Dash 8-300) turboprop aircraft.  The carrier connects 20 different regions in New Zealand, and offers international service to major cities across Australia, Asia the Pacific Islands and the U.S. 


Source: Air New Zealand


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