ANZ announces Sunshine Coast service

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Aviation Festival AFA 728 x 90Air New Zealand announced it will be returning to Australia’s Sunshine Coast with services restarting on 26 June. The airline will recommence its flights to the Aussie winter warmth three times a week on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday until October 2024. The direct service between Auckland and Maroochydore is just four hours and means Kiwis can arrive at the sunny Sunshine Coast and be on the beach by lunchtime.

Air New Zealand General Manager International Jeremy O’Brien says the airline is excited to see the seasonal service return. “Kiwis are clearly ready to escape the cold New Zealand temperatures as we’re already seeing strong demand for bookings to the Sunshine Coast. The Sunshine Coast is the perfect holiday destination – with a relaxed beachside culture, incredible food, beautiful scenery, and 300 days of sunshine each year – it’s easy to see why Kiwis love it so much. Customers travelling to the Sunshine Coast this winter have the added bonus of our new Seats to Suit offering, now available on our international short haul flights. This means they’ll have access to free movies and entertainment, snacks, and affordable flexibility.”

Over winter, Air New Zealand flies to seven other destinations in Australia, including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Cairns, and the Gold Coast. “Australia is an incredibly important market for Air New Zealand. This seasonal service will also provide more opportunities for our Aussie customers to head across the ditch and enjoy New Zealand’s snowy mountains and winter escapes. We look forward to carrying more customers between New Zealand and the Sunshine Coast this season.,” Obrien said.

Air New Zealand’s services between Auckland and the Sunshine Coast operate from 26 June to 25 October 2024 on an Airbus 320neo aircraft.


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