Air NZ plane snow remarks

Queenstown back on Air NZ's network from Wednesday

  • Sep 06,2021

From Air New Zealand:

Air New Zealand is making changes to its domestic network between Wednesday 8 September and Tuesday 14 September in response to the recent alert level changes around the country. 

Air New Zealand Chief Customer and Sales Officer Leanne Geraghty says that while the airline is well versed at navigating the various alert level changes, it may take a couple of days for some offerings to return to normal.

"It's encouraging to see the rest of NZ move to Alert Level 2. Our customers can expect to see our lounges in Wellington, Christchurch, and the regions reopen; and valet services resume in Christchurch. While the country has been under Alert Level 3 and 4 for the past few weeks, it may take a few days to return to our full lounge service offering, but we'll be working with suppliers to ensure this is as seamless as possible.

“In line with the Government's announcement, Wellington, Christchurch and regional lounges will be operating with a capacity limit”

"Our famous inflight cookie however, will be saving its appearance for another day as food and beverage onboard remains suspended."

"We're looking forward to giving customers across New Zealand a warm Air New Zealand welcome soon."

For those in Auckland, or those wishing not to travel, we have extended our Covid-19 flexibility policy for domestic travel out to 31 October 2021. This means, in addition to allowing a waiver of the change fee, customers can place their booking in credit if their travel plans have changed.

Customers will be required to wear masks within airports, lounges and on all flights.

The airline's domestic schedule has been updated as follows:

Auckland - Wednesday 8 September – Tuesday 14 September

 

Route

Services per week

Auckland – Wellington

10 x return services

Auckland – Christchurch

16 x return services

Auckland - Whangarei

7 x return services

 

Rest of the North Island - Wednesday 8 September – Tuesday 14 September

 

Route

Services per week

Wellington - Dunedin

15 x return services

Wellington - Blenheim

16 x return services

Wellington - Invercargill

7 x return service

Wellington – Nelson

36 x return services

Wellington – Queenstown

21 x return services

Wellington – Hamilton

21 x return services

Wellington – Napier

20 x return services

Wellington – New Plymouth

14 x return services

Wellington – Timaru

7 x return services

Wellington – Rotorua

14 x return services

Wellington – Tauranga

20 x return services

Wellington - Gisbourne

14 x return services

 

South Island – Wednesday 8 September – Tuesday 14 September

 

Route

Services per week

Christchurch - Dunedin

24 x return services

Christchurch - Hokitika

7 x return services

Christchurch - Invercargill

17 x return service

Christchurch – Nelson

28 x return services

Christchurch – Queenstown

23 x return services

Christchurch – Hamilton

18 x return services

Christchurch – Napier

15 x return services

Christchurch – New Plymouth

13 x return services

Christchurch – Palmerston North

20 x return services

Christchurch – Rotorua

7 x return services

Christchurch – Tauranga

15 x return services

 

Under Alert Level 4:

  • Food and beverage service onboard domestic flights remains suspended with water available on request
  • Air New Zealand lounges, Fast Bag and valet parking remain closed in Auckland
  • Masks required onboard.

 

Under Alert Level 2:

  • Food and beverage service onboard domestic flights remains suspended with water available on request
  • Air New Zealand lounges will reopen with capacity restrictions and an adjusted service in place to adhere to the limit of 50 people in indoor settings
  • Unaccompanied Minor services resume
  • Our Fast Bag service will be reinstated except for flights in to, out of, or transiting Auckland
  • Valet parking will reopen in Christchurch
  • Masks required onboard.


Customers who are booked to travel and are no longer able to during Alert Level 3 or 4 do not need to do anything. They will receive a cancellation email, and their booking will be held in credit. Customers will have 12 months from the day their credit is processed to book a flight, and another 12 months to travel. Those who have booked through a third party will need to contact their agent.

Those who need to travel to an Alert Level 3 or 4 region should check their eligibility on the Government's COVID-19 website. Customers who meet the criteria and still wish to travel should call the Air New Zealand Contact Centre who will assist with their booking. Customers will also need to carry a letter or evidence confirming they are travelling for essential purposes. 

For the latest information, customers can check the Air New Zealand COVID-19 Hub and travel alerts page.

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