NZ ups SC service
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.