Qantas increases summer flights
As part of a Trans Tasman shake-up, Qantas will add 28 supplementary return services across the Tasman during the summer peak.
The airline said that will add about 12,500 extra seats to the route travelled by close to 2.3 million Australians and New Zealanders a year and one of the most competitive in the world, according to the New Zealand Herald.
Five Sydney-Auckland services had been upgraded to Airbus A330s and the airline would again fly direct services from Perth to Auckland, following its introduction last summer.
Twice-weekly return Perth-Auckland services will run from December 5 to April 26 next year.
This would add up to 70 additional services and 29,148 seats. Read more.