Air NZ readies
AIR New Zealand is preparing for its busiest day of the year as holidaymakers in New Zealand and across the globe set off on their Christmas break tomorrow.
The airline is anticipating more than 60,000 customers on more than 600 flights across its network - which is 20,000 more compared to the carrier’s busiest day last year - with Auckland Christchurch the most popular route.
Air New Zealand General Manager Auckland Airports Todd Grace advised travellers to allow additional time and be “as patient as possible” towards staff.
MEANWHILE, the airline has hired 120 candidates from more than 1,800 applicants for its temporary cabin crew roles to fly across the peak summer period (TD 19 Jul).
The summer cabin crew group will be operating the airline’s Boeing 777-300 and 777-200 aircraft from Dec-Mar across the peak summer period.