Qantas boosts Auckland flights in July

By Chris Chamberlin, May 14 2015

Qantas will run an extra 21 return flights across the Tasman to cater for strong demand over the mid-year peak school holiday period.

Between July 3 and 19, an extra six return flights will run between Sydney and Auckland (QF181/180), with an additional one-way service on July 5.

Brisbane also picks up four return services across the pond, running as QF119/120 between Auckland and the Queensland capital on July 4, 11, 12/13 and 18.

“New Zealand is a key market for Qantas,” said Qantas Executive Manager International Sales Stephen Thompson. “We now operate a more dynamic flying schedule across the Tasman, which means we can increase our flights when there’s demand and reduce them during quieter periods.”

Like other Qantas flights across the Tasman, the additional services will run on Boeing 737-800 aircraft, offering both business class and economy.

Female business class travellers on flights departing after 6pm are provided with a Kate Spade amenity kit, while the gents receive a similar Jack Spade pouch:

Pointy end passengers are also offered either Jacquart Cuvee Brut Mosaique NV, Champagne Duval-Leroy Brut NV or Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV Champagne to accompany their Neil Perry-devised meals.

Also read: Qantas adds amenity kits, champers to trans-Tasman business class

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

04 Mar 2014

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Good move! But if these have only just been announced, its a bit late isnt it? As most people would have already booked for July.

Im hoping QF put on extra flights to NZ over Christmas / New Year. Im wanting to get back to AKL for Christmas and (as always) prices are beyond ridiculous! ($500 + one way)

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

28 Feb 2014

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Could QF of kept their 767's for AUS - NZ flights?

07 Oct 2012

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Why would they do that?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

28 Feb 2014

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Create competition between other competitors?

07 Oct 2012

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Any benefit competitive advantage 'gained' by keeping 767's would be lost in increased fuel comsumption and the cost of having extra aging aircraft in the fleet. More fleet types = more costs.

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

01 Feb 2015

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As sad as it was to see the 767's go (as they will remain a big part of QF's INTL and DOMESTIC history) It just was not financially beneficial anymore with the rising fuel prices and airlines trying to save costs... Atleast we are seeing some new domestic aircraft being added to the fleet with a newer product and better hard product for the customers :) 

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