New Zealand: a breath of fresh air for Air New Zealand

New Zealand: a breath of fresh air for Air New Zealand

Airline Air New Zealand will double Domestic flights and reopen some airport lounges, after the announcement of the government Low alert level Because of the low cases of Covid-19 virus.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on September 6, 2021 an easing of travel restrictions with a shift to Alert level 2 Midnight: All areas except Auckland will allow return to school or office, and regional travel will resume. ” We aim to eliminate, but we can’t relax ‘, she said, however. National Carrier New Zealand immediately responded, with its commercial director Liann Geraghty proclaiming Frequency increases On many domestic routes, airport lounges reopened (maximum 50 people), and the resumption of unaccompanied minors or Fast Bag service, among others. A mask, of course, remains mandatory on board, while catering on board is still suspended.

Air New Zealand specifies that these changes may take a while to be introduced everywhere, but we already know which routes will be the first to take advantage of them on Wednesday. From his base at the airportAuckland, lines will be offered to Wellington and Christchurch until then which are limited to two weekly sessions respectively 10 and 16 times per week, and the line runs to Whangarei daily.

a Wellington, twelve local routes entitled between one and five daily laps, eg to Nelson, Queenstown and Hamilton, while since Christchurch, eleven calls will be offered between one and four times a day.

NS International On the other hand, it will be necessary to wait: if flights to the Cook Islands remain open, the “travel bubble” with the Austral Islands remains “parked”, and links to North America or North Asia. Subject to local government entry requirements. This Tuesday for example, company star alliance It only flew to Shanghai in China and Los Angeles in the United States.

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Air New Zealand maintains until October 31 the commercial procedures allowing changes to be made without a fee or the conversion of an unused ticket into a credit, particularly for its Auckland customers.

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