Qantas will be the airline offering nonstop flights between Melbourne and Queenstown in order to starts a three times weekly seasonal service at time for your upcoming ski season.
The airline plans to run Boeing 737-800s on the way between June 21 and August 27. The flights are scheduled for Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
“ annually we encounter more and more Australians travelling throughout the Tasman to experience a ski season in New Zealand, ” Qantas international chief executive Alison Webster stated in a statement.
“ most of us know there is already strong demand from Melburnians travelling to Queenstown in our existing flights from Sydney are extremely popular.
“ All these new flights from Melbourne will allow Victorians to fly straight, maximising the time they have on the slopes also to explore everything else this gorgeous destination has to offer. ”
Qantas’ s Boeing 737-800s are configured with 162 marketplace seats and 12 business class seats for a total of 174.
Qantas stated it’d cut on its Melbourne-Christchurch service from daily to four flights a week while the Melbourne-Queenstown flights were working. The airline also provides flights to Queenstown from Brisbane and Sydney.
Its cheap carrier Jetstar also flies to the popular tourist destination on New Zealand’ s south island from Melbourne, the Gold Coast and Sydney.
Meanwhile, Virgin Australia began flying the road in October 2018, having revamped up its trans-Tasman network following Air New Zealand’ s choice to walk away from an alliance between the group after seven years.
Air New Zealand might be the fourth airline with nonstop flights around the Melbourne-Queenstown route.