Air New Zealand to operate all Auckland domestic services from 31-Aug-2020

    Air New Zealand announced (28-Aug-2020) plans to resume all of its Auckland domestic routes when the region moves to Alert Level 2 on 31-Aug-2020. From 31-Aug-2020, it will also be mandatory for customers travelling during Alert Level 2 to wear a face covering while on board. Customers are encouraged to bring their own, or a mask will be provided by the airline prior to boarding. Air New Zealand CEO Greg Foran said there will be social distancing on board, meaning “we can only sell just under 50 per cent of seats on a turboprop aircraft and just 65 per cent on an A320 which also means we won’t be able to offer our lowest lead in fares until physical distancing measures are removed”.