Dunedin-Auckland moves to triple daily jet services

Air New Zealand has announced an additional return Airbus A320 service between Dunedin and Auckland on Saturdays, taking the number of jet services operated on the route to three per day, seven days a week.
25 January 2018

The additional Saturday afternoon service will add around 17,000 seats annually to the route.

Air New Zealand Chief Revenue Officer Cam Wallace says the additional flight will not only provide more options for weekend travellers but will also benefit the wider Dunedin region.

"Dunedin is a key destination for Air New Zealand so it's terrific to see continued strong demand for services.

"We are committed to growing services between the two cities and working closely with Dunedin Airport. In November 2017, we opened our new Dunedin Regional Lounge at the airport which caters for more than 120 customers," says Mr Wallace.

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says, "The growing number of seats, services and passengers between Dunedin and Auckland is testament to a whole of city effort by Dunedin Airport, Dunedin City Council, Otago Chamber of Commerce and Employers Assoc with Air New Zealand. It is excellent news and a boon to Aucklanders and Dunedinites alike."

Dunedin Airport Chief Executive Richard Roberts says the additional services are excellent news for the City and region.

"The City has worked alongside Air New Zealand to stimulate and drive demand for services to and from Dunedin so this is a wonderful achievement for us all. We are very close to celebrating 1 million passengers coming through Dunedin Airport over a 12 month period, this has been made possible through the collaborations of airport, City and airline."

The new Auckland-Dunedin jet schedule from April 2018 is as follows:

 
Departure time ex Auckland 

0730
1225
1655

0730
1225
1415

0845
1225
1655 

 
Departure time ex Dunedin 

0955
1450
1805

0955
1450
1640

1110
1450
1805 

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