United Airlines, which has a strong focus on Australia, has announced that it is expanding its services to the island country while also boosting services to New Zealand including flights to a new destination.
Emirates has announced that it is ramping up Sydney and Melbourne services as demand to/from these cities continues to soar.
The government of New Zealand has announced that it will reopen the country’s borders to fully vaccinated international travellers in April 2022, after almost 2 years of strict border restrictions.
Air New Zealand has announced that it will require all international travellers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 starting February 2022.
In what may be a sign of hope about the future, American Airlines has scheduled flights to New Zealand. Starting December this year, the carrier will recommence services to Auckland and launch a brand-new route to Christchurch.
Emirates is expecting to bring back its iconic superjumbos to Australia and New Zealand starting late 2021, with A380 tickets now selling between Dubai and Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Christchurch.