Hobart-Auckland flights take off with Air New Zealand service

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Direct services between Hobart and Auckland have resumed with Air New Zealand operating its non-stop flight service twice per week on Thursdays and Sundays.

Prior to the suspension of flights in July 2021 due to border restrictions, Air New Zealand reported that the Hobart to Auckland services were its strongest performing Trans-Tasman route.

“The return of direct international passenger flights is a very exciting milestone for Tasmania in a much-needed boost for our tourism operators recovering from the impacts of COVID-19,” Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson said in a statement.

“The direct flights also offer exciting opportunities to access several destinations in the North American market with Air New Zealand flying to six destinations across the USA and Canada, including Vancouver, Honolulu, Los Angeles and Houston, as well as New York from late September and Chicago from October.”

Tasmania welcomes around 20,000 visitors every year from New Zealand, with the airline aiming to increase to three services per week over the summer period.