Fullers360 has announced it's ramping up its services to and from Waiheke Island with a new summer timetable.
It'll see 86 extra services operating on the route throughout both weekdays and weekends, significantly increasing available capacity.
Mike Horne, Fullers360's chief executive officer, says the company's transition to a summer timetable is good for both commuters and local businesses on the island.
"Growing passenger demand has allowed us to provide a timetable with additional frequency for the summer months. I strongly encourage all New Zealanders to make the most of the island's beautiful sites and rich tourism offering," Horne said.
The additional summer services also means a higher frequency during peak travel times to cater for the island's residents.
"It's been a dynamic and challenging year for many companies that previously operated in the international tourism market. While we are expecting lower levels of visitation to the island this summer overall due to the current border restrictions, we are well positioned to respond to increased demand if needed," Horne said.
"Our recovery approach is to rebuild our products and services responsibly and provide frequency to support the needs of the community, while also making the island as accessible as possible for visitors."