flights per week between Melbourne and Auckland and an extra two return services per week between Brisbane and Auckland.
Some of these services will be up-gauged from a 737 to a wide-body A330.
Qantas’ new trans-Tasman services will carry Emirates code and will connect seamlessly to Qantas’ London services via Perth or Singapore and Emirates’ services between Australia and Europe via Dubai.
Customers flying between Australia and New Zealand, particularly business travellers, will benefit from the improved schedule choice.
The changes also enable Emirates to reschedule its Australia flights to create a better spread of departure times throughout the day, offering customers more choice when connecting and arriving into the 38 European and 28 the Middle East and North African destinations served by the airline’s popular A380 and 777 aircraft.
The changes are included in the airlines' application to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and New Zealand Minister of Transport for the extension of authorization for the airlines' joint business for another five years