20,000 travelers affected by Trans-Tusman flight ax

Air New Zealand estimates that 20,000 customers will be affected after New Zealand’s (NZ) flag carrier arranges 1,000 flights to Australia.

Leanne Geraghty, Air New Zealand’s Chief Customer Officer and Sales Officer, said: Change the schedule. “

“This will be particularly tough news for family and friends who wanted to catch up with Christmas,” she said. In the statement November 22.

“I understand how difficult this news is, but until the border restrictions are relaxed, our hands are tied up and it becomes even clearer from the New Zealand Government.”

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The photo shows an Air New Zealand plane taking off from Auckland Airport on August 26, 2021. (WilliamWest / AFP via Getty Images)

The airline schedule after December 31, 2021 remains valid and relies on further updates from the New Zealand Government.

Affected customers can set their airfare to credit or get a refund. Air New Zealand will continue to offer limited service.

Australia currently offers fully vaccinated travelers from New Zealand unquarantined trips, but those going to New Zealand still need to be quarantined.

The announcement from Air New Zealand will be made when NZ begins its transition to life with COVID-19.

“The Delta is here,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told reporters on November 22.

“Some people may be worried about these changes, but we can guarantee that we will continue to operate in a very well-helped, cautious and prudent way … we are rapidly moving to the next stage of COVID. A reaction that brings more freedom is approaching, “she added.

“The best thing every New Zealander can do to prepare for the new system is to get vaccinated,” she said.

The government will move away from strict restraint strategies to deal with pandemics and adopt a “traffic light rating system” that includes green, orange, and red levels.

Each level defines the restrictions that individuals and businesses must comply with, including vaccine passports and social distances.

New Zealand has 90%, one of the highest vaccination benchmarks in the world, before reopening the country.

Daniel Y. Ten