Today is shaping up to be the biggest flying day for the airline since New Zealand closed its borders due to COVID-19.
Thanks to the opening trans-Tasman bubble and national holidays, Air New Zealand is celebrating its busiest day since closing its borders as a result of the global pandemic.
Leeanne Langridge, Air New Zealand General Manager Cabin Crew, says around 42,000 customers will be travelling on nearly 520 Air New Zealand flights.
“With the trans-Tasman bubble now open, a long weekend, and school holidays all coinciding, Air New Zealand is looking forward to a bumper day.
“It’s amazing to see so many customers getting out across Aotearoa and Australia to enjoy Air New Zealand’s world-class customer experience.”
Leeanne Langridge, Air New Zealand General Manager Cabin Crew
“We’re looking forward to welcoming even more of our Aussie neighbours to our beautiful shores and showing Kiwis all that Australia has to offer,” she said.
Auckland-Wellington is gearing up to be the busiest route for the airline with around 5,500 customers travelling between the City of Sails and the Capital.
Auckland-Sydney will take the cake for busiest trans-Tasman route.
The trans-Tasman bubble began earlier this week, with thousands of travellers being reunited with their loved ones after almost 400 days of separation.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said “I imagine a scene from Love Actually is how it might have looked”, and she was quite right.
“The bubble marks a significant step in both countries’ reconnection with the world and it’s one we should all take a moment to be very proud of.”
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
If you’re booked to travel with Air New Zealand, the airline would like to remind you to double-check you’ve filled in all the relevant travel declarations for international travel and allow plenty of time to get to the airport.
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