Air NZ, Virgin add Sunshine Coast flights

Air NZ, Virgin add Sunshine Coast flights

Three weekly flights from Auckland planned for summer season

Three weekly flights from Auckland planned for summer season

Air New Zealand will operate the route using an Airbus A320 aircraft (photo by Robert Cumming)
Air New Zealand will operate the route using an Airbus A320 aircraft (photo by Robert Cumming)

Trans-Tasman alliance partners Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia have unveiled plans for their second seasonal Sunshine Coast service.

Running from December 2015 to February 2016, Air New Zealand will operate up to three weekly services between Auckland and Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast. Virgin will codeshare on all the flights.

This new season is in addition to the existing winter season, which runs from June to October.

“Our existing service has proven popular with many New Zealand holidaymakers heading across the ditch for a mid-winter getaway, while this new summer season is expected to encourage more Australians to make the trip across to visit New Zealand,” said Air New Zealand’s chief sales & commercial officer, Cam Wallace.

The new service will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft and represents an 81% increase in seat capacity on the route compared to the 2014 season.

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