Articles Tagged ‘AKL’

Air New Zealand launches year-round service from Sunshine Coast to Auckland

Air New Zealand launches year-round service from Sunshine Coast to Auckland

Air New Zealand has launched a direct service between Sunshine Coast and Auckland as part of the recommencement of quarantine-free trans-Tasman bubble arrangements between New Zealand and Queensland. Sunshine Coast Airport celebrated with a spectacular cake, winning anna.aero’s prestigious Cake of the Week prize.

Qantas’ new Auckland-Gold Coast service wins Route of the Week

Qantas’ new Auckland-Gold Coast service wins Route of the Week

Qantas launched a daily Gold Coast-Auckland service on 19 April 2021 as trans-Tasman travel recommenced. It is Qantas’ first international service from Gold Coast Airport, and will deliver 63,000 seats annually and represent a regional economic impact of $50 million.

Air New Zealand has 49 routes this week

Air New Zealand has 49 routes this week

Air New Zealand has 40 domestic and nine international routes this week. Now, 80% of domestic flights are operated by turboprops, key for network continuity.


Air Canada launches Vancouver to Auckland flights

Air Canada launches Vancouver to Auckland flights

Air Canada commences four-weekly services between Vancouver and Auckland on 12 December.

Like rugby, only less competitive: how the key Australia-New Zealand market has changed

Like rugby, only less competitive: how the key Australia-New Zealand market has changed

World Routes 2019 is about to begin, so it’s a great time to look at the Australia-New Zealand market. It has been growing, but 1.3 million seats were removed by both Emirates and AirAsia X. Air New Zealand is the leading operator by seats, aided by a strong use of wide-bodies. 23 routes are operated […]

Air Canada launches new Australasian connections from Vancouver; posts over 20% average growth to the continent

Air Canada launches new Australasian connections from Vancouver; posts over 20% average growth to the continent

In the past five years, Air Canada has launched services to Brisbane and Melbourne, with an Auckland connection beginning this December. We look at the carrier’s Australasian growth, and potential future Asia-Pacific markets from Vancouver.


Air Chathams lands in Norfolk Island from Auckland

Air Chathams lands in Norfolk Island from Auckland

Air Chathams launched services between Auckland and Norfolk Island on the 6th September.

Air New Zealand launches Auckland to Invercargill service

Air New Zealand launches Auckland to Invercargill service

Air New Zealand launched services between Auckland and Invercargill on 26 August.

Global turboprop capacity up 22% since 2009; Vancouver is 'Top of the Props' as Canada overtakes US to become top market

Global turboprop capacity up 22% since 2009; Vancouver is ‘Top of the Props’ as Canada overtakes US to become top market

More than 245 million two-way seats were available on scheduled turboprop flights in 2018, a 22% increase since 2009. Nick Preston examines trends over the past decade to identify which airlines, airports and country markets have seen the biggest increases or cuts in services performed by these aircraft.


Hobart Airport handling 42% more passengers per annum versus 2010; Perth most recent new route, with data showing need for Canberra

Hobart Airport handling 42% more passengers per annum versus 2010; Perth most recent new route, with data showing need for Canberra

Hobart is the top gateway to the island of Tasmania, situated to the southern part of Australia. With the airport handling 2.68 million passengers in 2018, Hobart has tripled in size since the turn of the century. Jonathan Ford looks at the airport’s recent developments including recent new routes and opportunities.

Air New Zealand says kia ora Chicago

Air New Zealand says kia ora Chicago

Air New Zealand launches a three times weekly service between Auckland and Chicago O’Hare. 

Virgin Australia Airlines adds New Zealand link from Newcastle

Virgin Australia Airlines adds New Zealand link from Newcastle

Virgin Australia Airlines launches flights from Newcastle to Auckland.