Virgin Australia launches new trans Tasman services

    Virgin Australia launched (28-Oct-2018) the following trans Tasman services:

    • Melbourne-Queenstown: Three time weekly, effective 28-Oct-2018;
    • Sydney-Wellington: Five times weekly, effective 27-Oct-2018.

    With the addition of new Auckland routes and seasonal Newcastle-Auckland service over summer 2018/19, Virgin Australia Group CEO Rob Sharp said new the new routes will add 40,000 trans Tasman seats. He noted close to 1.5 million Australians travel to New Zealand p/a.