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The airline announced this morning it would operate business-timed flights in and out of a number of regional aiports from next month.
The flights would allow customers in Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Nelson, Dunedin and Invercargill to undertake a day of business in either Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch.
The added flights included a route between Dunedin and Christchurch, which would depart Dunedin at 7am and depart Christchurch at 5.55pm.
Flights between Invercargill and Christchurch would depart Invercargill at 8.45am and depart Christchurch at 4.45pm
Air New Zealand networks general manager Scott Carr said the airline had also timed flights allowing those in the main centres to be able to fly to the majority of these regions for a day of business.
"Since publishing our domestic schedule for Alert Level 2, we’ve seen a good initial response from leisure travellers.
"As we further build our domestic schedule, we’re looking to cater for resumed business travel which we know helps support economic activity in regional New Zealand.
"As our corporate customers get moving again, we encourage take-up of these new services which depart first thing in the morning, returning in the late afternoon or evening."
The new flights are as follows:
Departs Hamilton 7:30am
Departs Wellington 6:05pm
Departs Tauranga 7:00am
Departs Auckland 6:15pm
Departs Napier 7:20am
Departs Auckland 3:30pm/6:30pm
Departs New Plymouth 8:05am
Departs Auckland 4:25pm
Departs New Plymouth 7:30am
Departs Wellington 5:00pm
Departs Palmerston North 7:15am
Departs Auckland 4:30pm
Departs Nelson 6:30am/8:05am
Departs Auckland 3:00pm/5:20pm
Departs Nelson 7:05am
Departs Wellington 4:30pm/5:50pm
Departs Nelson 7:25am
Departs Christchurch 6:15pm
Departs Dunedin 7:00am
Departs Christchurch 5:55pm
Departs Invercargill 8:45am
Departs Christchurch 4:45pm
The business-timed flights take effect from June 8 and are available to book now.