September 29, 2023

Air New Zealand readies for domestic travel rush as borders ease

Air New Zealand says it is prepared to invite Aucklanders back to the skies and reconnect them with the rest of Aotearoa today (Dec 15), after more than 120 days of the citys border remaining in place..

She stated the most popular location from Auckland today is the capital with 1,800 guests booked, closely followed by Christchurch with 1,700 consumers travelling to the garden city.

Air New Zealand Chief Customer and Sales Officer, Leanne Geraghty, said the airline is preparing for a hectic day today (Wednesday), with more than 12,000 customers reserved to travel in and out of Auckland throughout 170 flights.

She stated Auckland Airport will be a hive of activity after nearly four months of no domestic travel for those in the city.

” We are also motivating consumers to arrive at the airport 60 minutes prior to their flight removes to make sure they have lots of time before boarding..

Queenstown is also a popular area as it sets to welcome more than 1,200 visitors from Auckland tomorrow, according to Geraghty.

From today, all clients aged 12 or older will require to reveal proof of either full vaccination or proof of a negative Covid-19 test result taken within 72 hours of travel.

” Today also marks the start of an extremely busy summer season duration, with more than 720,000 consumers scheduled to fly around New Zealand in between 15 December and 31 January,” she stated.

Geraghty stated for those travelling this summertime, the check-in procedure does look a little various than usual.

” To contribute to the atmosphere on the day, well have a couple of surprises at Auckland airport and on a few of our flights throughout the country too.”.

” Aucklanders have actually been putting in the mahi to help keep the rest of the nation safe, so were enjoyed be helping reunite them with good friends and whānau from tomorrow onwards,” Geraghty stated.

” Our digital option for permitting consumers to show proof of vaccination went live last Thursday and already weve had almost 130,000 consumers publish their My Vaccine Pass to their Airpoints profile,” she said.

” This implies their check in procedure looks the like it constantly has since their vaccination status is currently validated.


” I understand our team are actually anticipating having the domestic network back shooting on all cylinders, with new snacks back on board too! Do not panic, the famous Cookie Time cookie remains,” Geraghty said.

” My guidance now would be to upload your My Vaccine Pass to your Airpoints profile so youre set to travel.

” Well have all hands-on deck for the next couple of days, making sure clients understand precisely what they require to do to make this a smooth journey.