Qantas is ramping up its flights between Sydney and New Zealand's Queenstown during 2014's peak ski season and Easter school holidays.
The current three flights per week will be upped to five during the Easter holiday period, then jump to a daily schedule for snowbunnies.
Qantas also operates a weekly Brisbane-Queenstown service on Saturdays during the peak ski season from 28 June to 27 September.
The additional services will commence on 7 April and finish on 24 October 2014, with the revised schedule as follows:
- 7 April – 2 May: 5 per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
- 3 May– 4 June: 3 per week (Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday)
- 6 June – 02 July: 4 per week (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
- 4 July – 24 October: Daily
All of the additional flights will run on a Boeing 737-800 with inflight entertainment in every seat.
“Qantas will add more than 650 seats each week and the additional services will mean greater flexibility and a premium experience for our customers travelling to Queenstown during the ski season" said Qantas International CEO Simon Hickey.
"Our seasonal services reflect the continued popularity of the surrounding ski fields and will represent a boost to the New Zealand tourism industry, particularly as Emirates will codeshare on all the existing and additional services."
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