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Mon, 28 Oct 2019

Air New Zealand to Add Capacity to Regional Routes in December

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:

Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 reg: ZK-NZK. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

Auckland - Napier 3,120 seats / 48 extra flights
Auckland - New Plymouth 2,404 / 38 extra flights
Auckland - Nelson 3,940 seats / 59 extra flights
Auckland - Palmerston North 3,120 seats / 48 extra flights
Wellington - Nelson 3,072 seats / 60 extra flights
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 email Air New Zealand with proof of their affected Jetstar ticket.

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