Air New Zealand adds new jet service between Auckland and Dunedin
Air New Zealand is adding a new return jet service between Dunedin and Auckland from July.
The Sunday flight will be on the airline's 171-seat Airbus A320 aircraft, and will boost the number of seats on the route by 5 per cent.
The service will start from July 9 and depart Auckland for Dunedin at 9.15am, returning at 11.40am.
Air New Zealand chief revenue officer Cam Wallace said the airline has added 25 per cent more seats between Auckland and Dunedin in the past six months.
"It's fantastic to see demand for services to and from Dunedin continue to grow and we're confident we can sustain an enhanced schedule that benefits visitors and locals alike."
Dunedin Airport chief executive Richard Roberts said the extra jet flight, which follows the airline's move to triple daily A320 services between Dunedin and Wellington last October, was excellent news for the region.
"The city has worked alongside Air New Zealand to stimulate and drive demand for services to and from Dunedin so it's really satisfying to see yet more capacity added."
Air New Zealand has also rescheduled its Thursday and Friday evening flights between Christchurch and Dunedin to give more choice to customers travelling at peak periods, and has added an extra 68-seat ATR service on Sunday evenings.