There will be an extra 40,000 seats to and from Queenstown
during the peak winter season provided by alliance partners
Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia.
Last week, Jetstar announced an extra 15,000 seats between
Australia and Queenstown for winter, in addition to the extra
winter seats announced by Qantas two months ago.
In a statement yesterday, Air New Zealand said transtasman
seat capacity to Queenstown would increase by more than 12%
between July and September as a result of up to five
additional transtasman services a week.
Domestic capacity from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch
to Queenstown would also increase by 11% as a result of using
Air New Zealand chief sales and commercial officer Cam
Wallace said the alliance partners now provided almost three
times as many transtasman seats to Queenstown as five years