Air New Zealand announces new Trans-Tasman routes

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The new routes include a new evening flight to Brisbane. Photo credit: Peter Clark

Just days after announcing its split from Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand has announced new routes across the Tasman.

From December 2018, the airline will fly up to four times a week between Queenstown and Brisbane and up to five times a week between Wellington and Brisbane.

The airline is also moving to a twice daily service out of Christchurch to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on peak days.

There will also be extra capacity out of Auckland, with an extra daily flight to Sydney, a business-timed flight to Melbourne and an evening flight to Brisbane.

Air New Zealand announced last week that they were ending an eight-year alliance with Virgin Australia, which alowed both airlines to sell tickets on each other's flights.