Air New Zealand has confirmed that it will add
capacity to some of its regional routes in December following
Jetstar's withdrawal of its regional services.
The airline will operate an additional 253
one-way flights on services it operates between Auckland and
Napier, New Plymouth, Nelson and Palmerston North, as well as
between Nelson and Wellington.
The number of additional seats and flights on
each route for December 2019 is as follows:
Auckland - Napier 3,120 seats / 48
Auckland - New Plymouth 2,404 / 38 extra flights
Auckland - Nelson
3,940 seats / 59 extra flights
Auckland - Palmerston North 3,120
seats / 48
Wellington - Nelson 3,072 seats / 60 extra
Total = 15,656 seats / 253 extra flights
Air New Zealand Chief Revenue Officer Cam
Wallace said, "Air services are extremely important for
regional New Zealand, particularly over the busy holiday period,
so we're pleased to be able to step in and add capacity to the
routes impacted. These additional services during the month of
December reflect an increase of more than 15,500 extra seats to
and from regional New Zealand. We are also continuing to look at
additional capacity on our regional services post December."
Air New Zealand is also assisting affected Jetstar customers who
have refunded their Jetstar flight with a special fare. Eligible customers can
Air New Zealand with proof of their
affected Jetstar ticket.
Air New Zealand,