The first of Air New Zealand’s much talked about Night Rider™ services take off tonight, with two Boeing 737s chock full of Kiwis taking advantage of $29 ‘seat’ fares between Auckland and Wellington.
Night Rider™ services were announced last month offering no-frills travel between the two main centres with every seat onboard just $29 one way (or $39 for a ‘seat + bag’), for the last flight of the day in each direction, seven days a week.
Air New Zealand Group General Manager Australasia Bruce Parton says Night Rider™ has been a huge hit with customers, with seats sold out in both directions for the next two weeks.
“Sales have been particularly strong for Friday and Sunday nights and flights around key events such as February’s Wellington Sevens and Coldplay’s concert in Auckland this coming weekend.”
Air New Zealand recently went even further as a Christmas gift to customers, slashing Night Rider™ seats to a ludicrous $7 for the week leading up to Christmas - all seats on these services sold out within hours.
Flights depart from both Auckland and Wellington at 10pm every night Sunday-Friday. On Saturdays Night Rider™ will depart Auckland for Wellington at 9pm, with the return leg departing Wellington at 10.30pm.
Issued by Air New Zealand Public Affairs ph +64 21 747 320
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