COVID-19: The dates flights to your favourite international destinations will restart

The dates for exactly when Kiwis will be able to return to the skies and head for destinations overseas have been revealed.

While it's important to note that self-isolation will be required upon returning to New Zealand, some people are still keen to visit loved ones overseas, or just spend a bit of time out of the country.

Currently Singapore Airlines operates ten flights per week between Auckland and Singapore, and four between Christchurch and Singapore. The airline told Newshub it stands ready to ramp up that capacity as soon as booking levels require them to.

Air New Zealand's first flight to Singapore leaves Auckland on March 27. Its first flight to Houston is on July 7, San Francisco on April 14 and Chicago on September 30.

The airline still has its eyes on launching a non-stop service between Auckland and New York before the end of the year.

Air NZ's first flight dates:

Long haul: 

  • Auckland - Singapore, March 27
  • Auckland - Houston, Texas July 7
  • Auckland - San Francisco, April 14
  • Auckland - Chicago, September 30

Air New Zealand is already operating flights to Taipei, Shanghai, Tokyo, Vancouver and Los Angeles

  • Auckland - Adelaide July 6
  • Auckland - Cairns July 5
  • Auckland - Hobart July 7
  • Auckland - Gold Coast Airport (formerly known as Coolangatta Airport), July 2
  • Christchurch - Gold Coast Airport July 3
  • Christchurch - Melbourne July 2
  • Christchurch -Brisbane February 28
  • Christchurch -Sydney March 1
  • Wellington - Brisbane March 31
  • Wellington - Melbourne April 4
  • Wellington - Sydney April 5
  • Queenstown - Brisbane June 24
  • Queenstown  - Melbourne June 24
  • Queenstown - Sydney June 25

Auckland to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth are already operating.

Pacific Islands:

  • Auckland - Hawaii July 4
  • Auckland - Tahiti July 6
  • Auckland  - New Caledonia July 6
  • Christchurch- Fiji July 5
  • Wellington - Fiji July 5

Auckland to Rarotonga, Fiji, Apia and Tonga are already operating.