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LET'S GO! New Zealand Airfares Are Now Available To Book

Celebrate the Trans-Tasman bubble by booking your next adventure to the land of the long white cloud, with flights now available to book from 28 March 2021.

Celebrate the Trans-Tasman bubble by booking your next adventure to the land of the long white cloud, with flights now available to book from 28 March 2021.

Yesterday NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shared the wonderful news that the New Zealand Government has agreed to establish a trans-Tasman bubble with Australia early next year.

The bubble will open in the first quarter of 2021, pending its approval by the Federal Government.

Fares are currently available to book from 28 March 2021 with Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas.

Air New Zealand are also available to book, as they have maintained a schedule throughout the pandemic.

“The New Zealand Government’s in principle decision to establish quarantine-free travel with Australia early next year is very much welcomed and provides further confidence for travellers and those looking to do business across the Tasman.”

Virgin Australia Group spokesman

Virgin Australia prepares for NZ boom

New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand

Virgin Australia’s schedule for 2021 includes:

  • Auckland-Brisbane (14 services per week)
  • Auckland-Melbourne (7 services per week)
  • Auckland-Coolangatta Gold Coast (7 services per week)
  • Auckland-Sydney (7 services per week)
  • Christchurch-Brisbane (7 services per week)
  • Christchurch-Melbourne (5 services per week)
  • Wellington-Brisbane (7 service per week)
  • Queenstown-Brisbane (up to 9 services per week)
  • Queenstown-Melbourne (4 services per week)
  • Queenstown-Sydney (up to 7 services per week)

Customers impacted by previously cancelled trans-Tasman services as a result of COVID-19 will be able to use their Future Flight Credits on Virgin Australia operated services to New Zealand.

A Virgin Australia Group spokesman said “While services are currently on sale from late March, the decision gives us time to prepare aircraft and crew for re-entry into New Zealand skies. We’ll continue to review and adjust our schedule in line with demand and the start dates for quarantine-free travel being worked through by the respective governments.”

Will you be booking your flights to New Zealand today?