Air New Zealand adds flights for Boxing Day test

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File image of an Air New Zealand Boeing 777-200ER. (Victor Pody)

Air New Zealand has announced extra flights {to bring|to create|to get} Kiwi cricket fans to Melbourne for this year’ s Boxing Day test match at the MCG.

Two additional  Boeing 777-200ER Auckland-Melbourne flights will {operate on|work on} Christmas Day afternoon and early Boxing Day morning. The remainder of the almost 1, 000 extra seats {will be|is going to be|will probably be} made available by deploying Air New Zealand’ s 214-seat A321neo aircraft on two flights from Christchurch and two from Auckland.

“ This fixture will be a must do for many Kiwi cricket fans and given the Black Caps’ form we expect seats {to be|to become|to get} snapped up quickly, ”   Air New Zealand chief revenue officer Cam Wallace said on Friday.

The Black Caps will be playing in the Boxing Day test match {for the first time|initially|the first time} in over 30 years.