- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 8:50PM
Air New Zealand has dropped its international flights down to just 12 routes amid tighter travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The new international schedule, which will be in place from March 30 to May 31, saw a whopping 95 per cent drop in international flights for the airline.
Air New Zealand Chief Revenue Officer Cam Wallace took to Twitter to announce the new international schedule.
Earlier, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said flights to bring New Zealanders who are overseas back home were "almost impossible" as flights were decreasing worldwide.
"Ultimately we are now in a position that unless there are commercial flights operating it is almost impossible to bring people home."
Air New Zealand's services are subject to change due to any further Government travel restrictions.
Air New Zealand's international schedule from March 30 to May 31:
Auckland-Sydney: Three return services per week
Auckland-Brisbane: Two return services per week
Auckland-Melbourne: Two return services per week
Auckland-Rarotonga: One return service per week
Auckland-Fiji: One return service per week
Auckland-Niue: One return service per week
Sydney-Norfolk: One return service per week
Brisbane-Norfolk: One return service per week
Auckland-Los Angeles: Three return services per week
Auckland-Hong Kong: Two return services per week
Auckland-Shanghai: Return services on alternate days from May 2
Effective from midnight tonight, all Air New Zealand Lounges will be temporarily closed.
This article was originally posted by NZ Herald and reproduced here with permission.