May 18, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

$50 compassion flights Chch to/from Australia #eqnz

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Special airfares domestic

AirNewZealand has today extended the special $50 one-way airfares from any point on the domestic network to and from Christchurch for booking and travel through until midnight on Sunday.

These can be booked via the following channels:

Special airfares international

AirNewZealand has compassionate international fares available for immediate family wishing to travel to or from Christchurch.

International compassionate fares are as follows:

  • All Tasman and Pacific Island fares to Christchurch, NZD50 one way (plus tax)
  • All long haul fares to Christchurch, NZD400 one way (plus tax)

These fares are available for immediate family only, and can only be booked via the following channels:

These can be booked via the following channels:

Additional flight capacity

AirNewZealand is monitoring demand and continuing to add additional capacity out of Christchurch to meet the needs of family, friends and emergency services. All flights have seats available at the special $50 fare.

Flight flexibility

AirNewZealand has introduced ticketing flexibility on all fare types for those due to travel to and from Christchurch. The options are as follows for passengers ticketed prior to the Tuesday 22 February:

  • Passengers ticketed for travel to and from Christchurch prior to and including Friday 25 March may defer their travel to a later AirNewZealand flight in the same booking class inside 12-months of the original date of travel without penalty. If only higher booking classes are available, the fare differential will apply. If the proposed date of travel is unknown, then the value of the ticket may be held in credit for payment towards travel within the same 12-month validity.
  • Passengers ticketed to travel to Christchurch prior to and including Friday 25 March may change their travel to another AirNewZealand destination without penalty. In this instance any applicable fare differential will apply.
  • Passengers who are ticketed and wish to bring their travel to/from Christchurch forward to a date on/prior to Friday 11 March may do so in the same cabin (regardless of booking class) without penalty and fare difference. If a cabin upgrade is required the fare differential will apply.
  • Any incidental costs and penalties such as accommodation etc will be the passengers own responsibility.

Additional information

Due to the increased number of passengers travelling from Christchurch, AirNewZealand requests passengers to check-in for domestic flights 60 minutes prior to departure.

AirNewZealand would like to remind customers that Government agencies are advising against any non-essential travel to Christchurch.

AirNewZealand will continue to monitor the situation in Christchurch and advise of any changes should the need arise.

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