Singapore Airlines will resume scheduled passenger services to Auckland and Christchurch as part of its minimum connectivity network.
The re-instatement of twice-weekly services to Auckland and once-weekly services to Christchurch from Tuesday 9 June, will mark the first scheduled passenger flights to the cities since SQ ceased operations in March following the closure of New Zealand and Singapore’s borders due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Qatar Airways intends to operate to 80 destinations by the end of June, including 33 in Asia Pacific – but conspicuous by its absence on a just released list is Auckland.
Destinations that do make the list include Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Though enquiries to the airline last night did not receive a definite answer, trade sources indicate it may be late October before QR returns to AKL.
Sudima Hotels intends to build a new four and a half star, opposite the New Zealand International Convention Centre (which is being built now and is expected to attract around 33,000 delegates a year).