NZ ups SC ser­vice

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AIR New Zealand will up its sea­sonal ser­vice of direct flights be­tween Auck­land & the Sun­shine Coast to six months a year.

This will in­crease the ex­ist­ing sea­sonal ser­vice by two months, which will be­gin in Apr and end in Oct, re­sult­ing in a 25% in­crease in the num­ber of seats op­er­at­ing on the route com­pared to the pre­vi­ous sea­son.

The ex­pan­sion is ex­pected to bring an ex­tra 3,000 vis­i­tors per year to the Sun­shine Coast, with the ser­vice prov­ing par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar with Ki­wis.

“Our lat­est record in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tor fig­ures high­light how strong the de­mand is for the Sun­shine Coast, and with the launch of the new run­way next year there are out­stand­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for grow­ing the mar­ket,” said Si­mon Latch­ford, CEO of Visit Sun­shine Coast.

The move was also flagged as a chance to grow the US mar­ket.

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