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Plan ahead for a smooth flight: Air New Zealand

Thursday 22 December 2022 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in National, Travel

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Plan ahead for a smooth flight: Air New Zealand
An Air New Zealand plane waits on the tarmac. Photo: FILE/18091012

With more than 2.8 million customers taking to the skies with Air New Zealand – and large numbers of Cook Islanders returning home from New Zealand and Australia for their summer holidays, the airline is encouraging people to plan ahead and add extra time for their travel.

This Friday, December 23, the airline’s airport teams will experience a 77 per cent increase in passenger numbers alone compared to last year, with more than 55,000 customers heading away on their holiday break.

Air New Zealand’s chief operations officer Alex Marren says the airline’s airport teams will be extremely busy.

“Our people on the ground will be working around the clock to get customers to where they need go.
“We know travel can be stressful, especially during this busy holiday period, so we want our customers to be as prepared as possible for their journeys,” she says.