Tasmania will be the first international flight to run between Auckland and Hobart in 23 years; Tasmania is set to receive its first regularly timed international flights in 23 years, with Air New Zealand planning to start flights between Auckland and Hobart in the next week. New Zealand is set to allow without trans-Tasman travel, one of Australia’s best kept secrets will soon be better connected to the world.
Flying to Tasmania has always been a shameful occupation. Typically, you have to connect in Sydney or Melbourne. Taking a long flight, this is usually the last thing you do.
Air New Zealand is scheduled to fly from Hobart, the capital of New Zealand, to Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, reports Xinhua.
Until then, flights have passed through Australia’s largest city, Sydney or the second largest city, Melbourne. The service will be Air New Zealand’s first new international route since the Kovid-19 pandemic began.
Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran said in a statement that it is exciting to start a new route with the airline reopening other Australian ports a year after it was primarily a domestic airline.
“Our Hobart-Auckland route will open a direct link between 540,000 potential Tasmanian tourists and our largest city, with regional hot spots such as Queenstown and Rotorua.”