Auckland Airport is envisaging around 67% of its airline capacity to be back on-stream by December 2022.

Scott Tasker, AKL’s general manager aeronautical, commercial told last week’s virtual TRENZ Hui that by then the airport should have 22 airlines offering direct services to 36 destinations with about 896,000 seats. That compares with 1.2 million seats in March 2019 and represents a steady rise from this month (May 2022), with 16 airlines operating to 28 destinations and offering 360,000 seats.

Published in Airlines
Tuesday, 14 December 2021 03:45

TAANZ: Agents 'let down' by NZ

The Travel Agents' Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) says agents will feel let down by the national carrier's announcement that it is reducing front end commissions next year.

The airline advised brand heads and TAANZ yesterday that from 1 July 2022 it is adjusting current New Zealand point of sale commission levels from 5% to 1% for long haul routes and 3% to 0% for short haul routes.

Published in Hot Topics
Thursday, 25 November 2021 22:37

'Q1 promise comes to nought'

The New Zealand Government has reneged on a promise that it would reopen borders and reconnect to the world in the first quarter of 2022 on the condition that the country’s population was 90% fully vaccinated, says the chair of the Tourism Export Council of New Zealand (TECNZ).

Scott Mehrtens who is also managing director of Leisure Time Travel, says this week’s announcement around borders was really just a tinkering of the MIQ situation for returning New Zealanders.

Published in New Zealand

Think like a CEO, but remember we are all human, so be easy to deal with.

Published in Hot Topics
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 02:04

Celebrating Seoul service

Travel agents and other key industry partners were given a taste of traditional Korean food and beverages last week, along with the chance to celebrate Air New Zealand’s coming year round services to Seoul.

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