New Zealand is one of the countries that best knows how to deal with epidemic conditions in the world, or at least the potential negative effects. Its main airline, Air New Zealand, had to suspend several international air routes, resulting in the grounding of several wide-body aircraft such as the Boeing 777. Let’s remember that one of those long-distance routes was closed and the most relocated in the region was the one that connects Auckland to Eziza Airport in Buenos Aires.
The New Zealand airline’s “post-pandemic” schedule remains intact as of June 30 this year. There will be a focus on cargo transport and essential passengers who are required to return to New Zealand. Repatriation flights have daily, weekly, or monthly frequencies depending on the airport of origin, for example, the river in the Pacific, the islands of Niue, Samoa, Tonga or Rarotonga, or long-haul destinations, of which cities such as Los Angeles are Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo or Seoul.
|Pacific flights||The frequency|
|Auckland-nadic||A weekly flight|
|Auckland-Neu||A weekly flight|
|Auckland-Rarotonga||A daily flight|
|Auckland-Samoa||A weekly flight|
|Auckland-Tonga||A weekly flight|
|Sydney-Norfolk Island||Three weekly flights|
|Brisbane-Norfolk Island||Three weekly flights|
|Long distance services||The frequency|
|Auckland-Los Angeles||Two weekly flights|
|Auckland-Hong Kong||Two weekly flights|
|Auckland-Shanghai||Two weekly flights|
|Auckland-Tokyo||A weekly flight|
|Auckland-Seoul||One flight a month|
Air New Zealand business manager Scott Carr commented: “Our schedule is driven by a number of factors, including airport take-off and landing time, typically based on ‘use it or lose it’ Are operated. This means that if a passenger does not fly for the majority of their journey, they may lose access to airports. We may seek discounts in slot rules for the period from April to the end of June. Are expecting, which means that our regular slots are safe, even if we can’t blow them all. As it moves forward, we will have until June 30 to better reflect the less demanding environment We can move forward by optimizing our schedule in which we are currently working. “
“We understand that these are very uncertain times and it can be difficult for people who want to go home with so many things to match between flights, tests and managed isolation reservations. We feel a responsibility to ensure that Kiwis can return home and do everything possible to do it in the best possible way. We strongly advise customers to check the government border restrictions for the respective countries and / or personal passport requirements before booking tickets, ”he said.
For more information about flights to be operated in the coming weeks or on their schedule, you can go here Air New Zealand website.