Air New Zealand steps in to help Canterbury in wake of floods

Air New Zealand has added one additional flight per day for the next six days for customers travelling between Timaru and Wellington in the wake of severe flooding affecting the area.
1 June 2021

Seat-only fares for additional flights between Timaru and Wellington are being offered at $100.

The airline has also added fare flexibility for customers with existing bookings who may no longer be able to travel. Customers booked to travel to and from Christchurch or Timaru up to and including Tuesday 8 June 2021 may fly in or out of another port in the South Island on or before Sunday 13 June 2021.

Customers wishing to make changes to their booking should call Air New Zealand's Contact Centre on 0800 737 000 or contact the airline via its social media channels to have the fare difference and fees waived.

Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran says the additional services are being put in place to help out customers and communities in the wake of severe flooding.

"We have added 12 flights between Wellington and Timaru over the next few days and Queen's Birthday Weekend to help move customers and cargo to and through the region.

"We appreciate how difficult it's been for parts of Canterbury and our customers in the flood-affected areas. That's why we are offering them fare flexibility to get to their destinations, including over the holiday weekend. We have also offered to carry essential supplies or emergency personnel helping with the flood response."

The schedule for the additional flights extending from Wednesday 2 June and over Queen's Birthday Weekend to Monday 7 June is as below:

Flight Number

NZ8403

Depart

Wellington - 2.55pm

Arrive

Timaru - 4.15pm

Day of week

Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat


Flight Number

NZ8404

Depart

Timaru - 4.50pm

Arrive

Wellington - 6.05pm 

Day of week

Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat


Flight Number

NZ8415

Depart

Wellington - 8.00am

Arrive

Timaru - 9.20am

Day of week

Friday


Flight Number

NZ8416

Depart

Timaru - 9.50am

Arrive

Wellington - 11.05am

Day of week

Friday


Flight Number

NZ8415

Depart

Wellington - 11.20am 

Arrive

Timaru - 12.40pm

Day of week

Sunday


Flight Number

NZ8416

Depart

Timaru - 1.05pm

Arrive

Wellington - 2.20pm

Day of week

Sunday


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Issued by Air New Zealand Communications.

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