Air New Zealand says “Good Evening Queenstown”

Air New Zealand will today operate its first commercial evening service into Queenstown, kicking off the winter season.
23 May 2016

After an extensive approval process involving multiple stakeholders, including Air New Zealand, Queenstown Airport Corporation, Airways New Zealand and the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority, NZ613 is scheduled to depart Auckland at 4:25pm with the first passengers due to disembark in the popular resort town at 6:15pm. The aircraft will then depart Queenstown again at 6:50pm.

Air New Zealand’s full evening schedule takes effect from 3 July 2016 when the last evening flight will depart Queenstown at 7:30pm and the last arrival will land at 9:35pm.

Air New Zealand Chief Sales and Commercial Officer Cam Wallace says the airline’s new Queenstown schedule will offer more choice and flexibility to travellers.

“It’s exciting for us to launch these new flights now, ahead of the upcoming winter ski season. For the first time, our customers will be able to make the most of an entire winter weekend away in Queenstown - flying in on a Friday evening and spending the whole weekend before flying out on a Sunday evening. In turn it obviously provides more flexibility for Queenstown locals whether they’re wanting to get away for work or leisure.”

The new evening schedule will see Air New Zealand grow capacity between Auckland and Queenstown by 15 percent in FY17 with an additional 100,000 seats.

The full schedule from 3 July 2016 is as follows:

Auckland - Queenstown

Departs 0710  Arrives 0900
Departs 0935  Arrives 1125
Departs 1015  Arrives 1205
Departs 1205  Arrives 1355
Departs 1435  Arrives 1625
Departs 1655  Arrives 1845
Departs 1935* Arrives 2135

Queenstown - Auckland

Departs 0700  Arrives 0850
Departs 0935  Arrives 1125
Departs 1205  Arrives 1355
Departs 1240  Arrives 1430
Departs 1430  Arrives 1620
Departs 1705  Arrives 1855
Departs 1930* Arrives 2120

* Operates Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sun.
** Schedule remains subject to change.


Issued by Air New Zealand Public Affairs ph +64 21 747 320