Air New Zealand to operate more jets on Dunedin-Wellington
From 30 October the airline will fly three daily direct Airbus A320 services Monday to Friday departing Dunedin for Wellington at 6:25am, 10:25am and 7:15pm and flying from the capital at 8:30am, 4:15pm and 7:15pm. Weekend services will continue to be operated by a mix of A320 and ATR 72 turboprop aircraft.
Air New Zealand Chief Sales and Commercial Officer Cam Wallace says the airline has been working closely with Dunedin stakeholders to both stimulate demand for travel and ensure a schedule which best meets the needs of the community.
"It's great to see demand between Dunedin and Wellington growing at a level that is able to support an additional 12 percent capacity.
"Our A320 jet aircraft are up to 30 minutes quicker on this route which both business and leisure customers are sure to appreciate."
Dunedin Airport Chief Executive Richard Roberts says this is more great news for Dunedin and the region.
"These new services not only offer a faster journey time but further connect Dunedin and our region to New Zealand and the rest of the world. Our relationship and continued work with Air New Zealand, the city and our region is critical to the ongoing growth and development of the region. We will always be better together."
The jet services are available to book now.
Issued by Air New Zealand Public Affairs ph +64 21 747 320
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