Revealed: Details of Air New Zealand's coronavirus trans-Tasman flight cuts

The airline has cut international capacity by 85%
The airline has cut international capacity by 85% Photo credit: Getty Images

Air New Zealand has released full details of the cuts being made to its trans-Tasman services amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The changes reduce the airline's capacity between Australia and Aotearoa by 80 percent.

Suspended services:

Auckland to:

  • Adelaide
  • Cairns
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Coolangatta
  • Perth

Christchurch to: 

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Coolangatta

Wellington to:

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne

Queenstown to:

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Reduced services:

Wellington to Sydney: Reduced to two return services per week

Christchurch to Sydney: Reduced to two return services per week

Auckland to Sydney: Reduced to seven return services per week

Auckland to Brisbane: Reduced to five return services per week

Auckland to Melbourne: Reduced to seven return services per week.

The changes will begin on March 30 and run through until June 30.

Air NZ is asking customers who are booked on flights outside of the next 48 hours to delay calling their contact centre to allow for more urgent changes to be handled first.

The announcement came within minutes of Australian airline Qantas announcing it was cutting its international capacity by around 90 percent until at least the end of May.

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