Air New Zealand enhances main trunk schedules

Air New Zealand's A320s will be more busy during peak flying times on main trunk routes under a new schedule.
BEVAN READ/FAIRFAX NZ

Air New Zealand's A320s will be more busy during peak flying times on main trunk routes under a new schedule.

Air New Zealand is streamlining its main trunk services and adding more flights during peak times.

A new schedule will have services on the hour every hour between Auckland and Christchurch and hourly flights between Auckland and Wellington from May 2.

It will also operate half hourly services at peak business times on both routes – increasing average weekday capacity between Auckland and Christchurch by 18 per cent and between Auckland and Wellington by 3 per cent.

The existing timetable has flights between the main centres nearly every hour, however, there are longer windows between services around mid morning, noon and 4pm.

READ MORE: Air New Zealand to add more than 650,000 domestic seats

Air New Zealand chief sales and commercial officer Cam Wallace said the amendments would result in a less complex schedule with improved connectivity and consistency.

"We are continually reviewing and tweaking our network schedule to ensure we are matching capacity with demand and operating a schedule which best suits our customers' needs," Wallace said.

The new schedule would be rolled out over the next week.

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