Emirates and Qantas have opened bookings for their new schedule between New Zealand and Australia.
Among a suite of enhancements aimed at providing more convenience and better connections for travellers to and from New Zealand, Qantas has retimed its existing Christchurch-Sydney service enabling more international connections from Sydney and will launch a new Perth-Auckland service.
Emirates will continue to operate 28 flights a week to New Zealand, with daily flights to Auckland from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane; and the daily flight between Sydney and Christchurch.
From 01Oct13 all Emirates flights to Auckland will be operated by an Airbus A380. Qantas operates double daily A380 services from Dubai to Australia with connections to over 100 flights per week to New Zealand.
Emirates’ trans-Tasman services are operated by Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, while Qantas’ services are operated by a dedicated fleet of next generation Boeing 737-800s.