Air New Zealand has moved quickly to capitalize on mounting optimism a two-way trans-Tasman bubble is just weeks away by announcing Hobart as its 10th Australian destination.
The Kiwi carrier said it would launch a non-stop service between Auckland and Hobart using its A320neo fleet once quarantine-free travel is running.
Air New Zealand chief executive Greg Foran said he expected the year-round Hobart route to attract passengers on both sides of the Tasman.
“This route will be a much-needed economic boost for New Zealand’s tourism industry. Our Hobart-Auckland route will open a direct link between 540,000 potential Tasmanian tourists and our biggest city, read more ⇒