Air New Zealand congratulates Taranaki with cheap seats

Air New Zealand's Grabaseat is celebrating Taranaki being named by Lonely Planet as one of the world's top 10 regions to visit by offering hundreds of cheap seats to and from the region this morning.
26 October 2016

Taranaki has been ranked as the number two region in Lonely Planet's 'Best in Travel' guidebooks' top 10 - a list of regions, cities and countries picked as 2017's must see destinations by Lonely Planet's team of travel experts.

Air New Zealand has a long and proud history of flying to New Plymouth, the gateway to the Taranaki region, and is this morning offering a range of deals from as little as $39 one-way.

Air New Zealand Regional Affairs Manager Ian Collier says that having Lonely Planet endorse Taranaki as a must see destination will be a great boost to inbound tourism whether it's overseas visitors or Kiwis wanting to explore their own backyard.

"New Plymouth is a key destination on Air New Zealand's domestic network and in recent years we've increased the number of seats we offer on this route and lowered lead-in fares making it more accessible than ever before," Mr Collier says.

"It's hugely exciting to see Taranaki's stunning natural landscape and attractions recognised by what is considered by many as a travel bible and the region is certainly well placed to benefit from the increased visitation likely to result."

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