First shots fired as Tasman airfare wars resume

Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 06 Apr 2021

Greg Foran is already booked to see grandchildren – and Air NZ ground staff – in Sydney.
Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 06 Apr 2021
Air New Zealand can get you from Auckland to Sydney and back for a long weekend in late April for $649, Jetstar for $590 and Qantas for $708.Within two hours of the announcement the trans-Tasman travel bubble would open on April 19, all three major trans-Tasman carriers were offering flights at prices at competitive, if not bargain basement, levels compared to pre-covid.Air New Zealand chief executive Greg Foran told BusinessDesk the airline had sold more tickets in the five minutes after prime minister Jacinda Ardern announced the bubble date...

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