Qantas' Airbus A330 flights between Perth and Auckland will run again this coming summer, but with the airline bringing the start date forward to spring.
From October 30 through December 6, QF111 is wheels up from Perth at 8:30pm on Fridays, arriving into Auckland at 8am the following morning.
On the return, QF112 will depart Auckland at 12:25pm on Sundays, touching down in Perth at 3pm on the same day.
That ramps up to twice-weekly from December 11 2015 until 26 March 2016, with services from Perth on Fridays and Saturdays and return flights from Auckland on Saturdays and Sundays – following the same timing as above.
Qantas Club members, Gold frequent flyers and passengers at the pointy end can make use of Qantas' business class lounges in both Perth and Auckland, while Platinum-grade members can instead relax in the Qantas First Lounge in Auckland.
Just don't expect what you'd find in the flagship Sydney or Melbourne lounges – the first class facilities in Auckland are similar to Qantas' aged First Lounge in Brisbane and come sans the day spa and a la carte restaurant.
These seasonal flights, which wind down from April 26 2015 before being revived in October, compete with Air New Zealand's daily Perth-Auckland flights on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
Air New Zealand passengers can also utilise the Qantas international lounge in Perth through arrangements with Qantas, and the Air New Zealand Koru lounge in Auckland.
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