Air New Zealand capitalises on ski season with Cairns to Auckland direct flight

Air New Zealand capitalises on ski season with Cairns to Auckland direct flight
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Cairns holidaymakers can now get ready to explore the stunning ski slopes and vibrant city life on offer across the ditch, as Air New Zealand has restarted its direct flights between Auckland and Cairns, available between 2 April and 26 October.

    Customers now have the opportunity to make the trip to Aotearoa with direct Air New Zealand flights twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Additionally, there will be flights on Thursdays from 25 June to 26 October.

    The new direct route to Auckland provides Aussies the chance to reach 20 destinations across New Zealand, using Auckland as the gateway.

    Travellers can explore vibrant cities like Wellington, immerse themselves in the natural beauty of iconic ski slopes on offer in Queenstown, or hit the wineries at destinations like Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough.

    Air New Zealand’s general manager of Australia Kathryn O’Brien says, “We’re thrilled to welcome our seasonal services back to Cairns and look forward to welcoming even more Aussies onboard over the next few months. The seasonal Auckland to Cairns service provides the perfect excuse for a getaway to explore New Zealand.”

    “Whether you’re an adventure seeker, looking for a family getaway or a solo traveller, New Zealand has something for everyone, including stunning snow-capped mountains and pristine beaches.”

    Email the Travel Weekly team at traveldesk@travelweekly.com.au

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