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    Air New Zealand to establish crew base in Brisbane

    The post Air New Zealand to establish crew base in Brisbane appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, in Air New Zealand livery Air New Zealand has extended its agreement with the Australian Government to operate flights between Norfolk Island and Australia from 30 August 2021 until the end of August 2023. Under the agreement, Air New Zealand will use its A320 aircraft to operate up to three flights per week from Brisbane and three flights from Sydney. Air New Zealand Chief Operating Officer Carrie Hurihanganui says the airline will establish a temporary pilot and cabin crew base in Brisbane until 30 November to…

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    Air New Zealand begins quarantine-free flights to Brisbane

    The post Air New Zealand begins quarantine-free flights to Brisbane appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Air New Zealand will operate its first quarantine-free flight from Auckland to Brisbane on 7 January. Passengers travelling on this flight will not be required to quarantine on arrival in Brisbane. Before customers travel to Australia they are required to complete the Australia Travel Declaration form stating they have been in New Zealand the preceding 14 days. Air New Zealand’s chief customer and sales officer Leanne Geraghty said flight NZ147 will depart Auckland at 7:40am with passengers on board not required to quarantine on arrival in Brisbane. “Flights from Auckland to…

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    New Zealand to ask international travellers to show negative COVID-19 results

    The post New Zealand to ask international travellers to show negative COVID-19 results appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. New Zealand will ask international travellers from most countries to show negative COVID-19 test results before boarding flights to the country as new contagious variants of COVID-19 spread across globally. “Given the high rates of infection in many countries and evidence of the global spread of more transmissible variants, it’s clear that most global air routes will be of critical concern for the foreseeable future,” COVID-19 response minister Chris Hipkins said in a statement. Hipkins said the pre-departure test requirement would soon expand to all countries and territories…

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    Air New Zealand makes face masks mandatory for all flights

    The post Air New Zealand makes face masks mandatory for all flights appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. From today, Air New Zealand will require the use of face masks on all international flights to and from New Zealand as a result of updated overseas government border requirements and as a further proactive safety measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Currently, customers travelling on the airline domestically, as well as between Australia, Rarotonga, Samoa, South Korea and Tonga are subject to local government requirements to wear masks inflight. Air New Zealand chief operational integrity and safety officer David Morgan says the airline continues to proactively review…

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    The Bubble between Australia and New Zealand has Burst Again

    The post The Bubble between Australia and New Zealand has Burst Again appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. On October 16 last year we welcomed the first international flight from New Zealand at Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport. Travellers from New Zealand were able to visit New South Wales without having to quarantine under a new one-way trans-Tasman travel agreement. With the recent discovery of 1 case of the Coronavirus variant in New Zealand, Australia has now paused quarantine-free travel from New Zealand for at least three days. All it took was one case of a highly transmissible COVID-19 variant in the community for Australia to suspend the…