Air New Zealand reduces its international capacity by 95%
Air New Zealand is adjusting its international network to match demand and government travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Air New Zealand 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 travelers 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|
|Auckland-Brisbane||Two return services|
|Auckland-Melbourne||Two return services|
Pacific services (per week)
|Auckland-Rarotonga||One return service|
|Auckland-Fiji||One return service|
|Auckland-Niue||One return service|
|Sydney-Norfolk||One return service|
|Brisbane-Norfolk||One return service|
Samoa and Tonga are currently not permitting international flights. If these restrictions end, Air New Zealand is likely to operate one return service per week from Auckland.
Long-haul services (per week)
|Auckland-Los Angeles||Three return services|
|Auckland-Hong Kong||Two return services|
|Auckland-Shanghai||Return services on alternate days from 2 May|
The airline is re-timing its Hong Kong service to a night operation ex Auckland and Hong Kong to maximise connection opportunities for cargo.