Air New Zealand updates international network

Air New Zealand is adjusting its international network to match demand and government travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
25 March 2020

The airline will operate a limited international network from 30 March to 31 May 2020 to enable essential travel and to keep air freight moving through key cargo corridors to North America and Asia. Overall, international capacity will reduce by 95 percent from pre-COVID-19 levels.

Domestic services into Auckland will be scheduled to allow travellers to connect onto Tasman and Pacific routes.

The airline's international schedule from 30 March to 31 May will be as follows. All services are subject to change as governments continue to introduce or change travel and border restrictions.

 Tasman services (per week)

 Auckland-Sydney

 

Three return services 


 Tasman services (per week)

 Auckland-Brisbane

 

Two return services


 Tasman services (per week)

Auckland-Melbourne

 

Two return services


Pacific services (per week)

Auckland-Rarotonga

 

One return service


Pacific services (per week)

Auckland-Niue

 

One return service


Pacific services (per week)

Sydney-Norfolk

 

One return service


Pacific services (per week)

Brisbane-Norfolk

 

One return service


Samoa and Tonga are currently not permitting international flights and flights into Fiji will cease from midnight 26 March. If these restrictions end, Air New Zealand is likely to operate one return service per week to those markets from Auckland.

Long-haul services (per week)

Auckland-Los Angeles

 

Three return services


Long-haul services (per week)

Auckland-Hong Kong

 

Two return services


Long-haul services (per week)

Auckland-Shanghai

 

Return services on alternate days from 2 May


The airline is retiming its Hong Kong service to a night operation ex Auckland and Hong Kong to maximise connection opportunities for cargo.

The airline has set up a dedicated COVID-19 information hub on its website and customers are encouraged to consult this in the first instance. Due to the large number of schedule changes, customers are strongly encouraged to only contact the airline if they are due to fly within the next 48 hours.  

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Issued by Air New Zealand Communications.

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