Air New Zealand to increase frequency during concert tour

    Air New Zealand announced (26-May-2017) it will operate 52 additional one-way services to Auckland and Dunedin during Mar-2018, to assist with increased demand as a result of the scheduled Ed Sheeran concerts in each location. The additional services will utilise the carrier’s A320 and ATR aircraft in the days leading up to and after the singer’s two Dunedin shows and three Auckland performances. Air New Zealand regional GM direct and market development Jeremy O’Brien stated: “The extra flights will provide more than 7100 additional seats for Ed Sheeran fans travelling to his concerts from throughout the country. There’s been huge demand for tickets so we look forward to helping get fans to Auckland and Dunedin to see him perform”.