Air New Zealand has extended its $50 one-way flights from anywhere on the domestic network to or from Christchurch for booking and travel until midnight Sunday 27th February, the airline said in a statement this morning.
They can be booked via the Air New Zealand website and call centre. Compassionate international fares are also available.
In addition, Air New Zealand is today operating two return Auckland-Christchurch service tomorrow utilising a Boeing 747, with 379 seats available at the $50 fare.
Times for the special flights are as follows:
Depart Auckland 10:30, arrive Christchurch 11:50
Depart Christchurch 13:20, arrive Auckland 14:50
Other additional services include a 313 seat Boeing 777-200 service operating Auckland-Christchurch-Welington-Christchurch-Auckland, a 171 seat A320 return service operating Auckland-Christchurch-Wellington-Christchurch-Auckland, a 133 seat 737 return service between Wellington and Christchurch.
A spokesperson for Air New Zealand said today that demand to get out of Christchurch was "really strong". This had resulted in a waitlist. Air New Zealand would monitor the demand and provide additional services, and an extended $50 flight service where needed. There were plenty of seats on flights to Christchurch, she said.
Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe, who is in Christchurch, had last night been in contact with the Prime Minister and Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker offering the full resources of the airline.
As of 10pm last night, Jetstar was operating a full schedule from and to Christchurch airport and had offered 7 additional services to and from the airport.
The company was offering to waive change fees and fare differences when customers changed their bookings up to 11 April. After this, customers could book up to 12 months after their booked date of travel and the change fee only would be waived. Various other offers involving rebooking are on offer, but no discounted flights from the city.
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