More Top Stories

Local

Bigger and busier 2023: PM

31 December 2022

Other Sports

Double gold for Darts

21 January 2023

Features
Health

Covid-19 cases stable: TMO

10 January 2023

Economy

Population policy endorsed

10 January 2023

Economy
National

PM Brown vows to change law

23 January 2023

National
Features
Rugby league

Moana target 2025 World Cup

11 November 2022

Local

We’re halfway there!

16 November 2022

Paddling

From the river to the ocean

18 November 2022

Plan ahead for a smooth flight: Air New Zealand

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

Share

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.