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Extended 2014 Sunshine Coast season

Media release
9 December 2013

Air New Zealand announces extended 2014 Sunshine Coast season

Air New Zealand has today announced it will return to Australia’s Sunshine Coast for a third consecutive season next year following the popularity of this year’s service, which ended in October.

The 2014 season, which commences on 27 June, will be extended by a week running through to 26 October. The airline will operate two return flights a week, increasing to three during peak periods – 8 to 22 July and 23 September to 7 October 2014.

Air New Zealand’s Group General Manager New Zealand and Pacific Islands Cam Wallace says the introduction of further capacity on the route demonstrates the anticipated growth between these two popular tourist destinations.

“Sunshine Coast has been a real success story. Since the inaugural service in 2012 we’ve grown capacity each year to the point where we will offer 75 percent more seats in 2014 than we did when the service launched. Next year we’ll offer close to 13,000 seats between the two ports, compared with 7,500 seats during the inaugural 2012 season.

“Kiwis have embraced the opportunity to escape to the Sunshine Coast’s golden beaches over the winter months while Sunshine Coast travellers have welcomed the chance to reach New Zealand direct from their local Sunshine Coast Airport.”

The 2014 season is subject to New Zealand and Australian regulatory approval. The proposed schedule is outlined below:

Flt #RouteDOWDeparture TimeArrival TimeTravel Period
NZ769AKL-MCYTue9:4511:408 Jul - 22 Jul23 Sep - 7 Oct
Fri9:3011:2527 Jun - 24 Oct
Sun8:0510:0029 Jun - 26 Oct
NZ768MCY-AKLTue13:1018:158 Jul - 22 Jul23 Sep - 7 Oct
Fri12:5518:0027 Jun - 24 Oct
Sun11:3016:3529 Jun - 26 Oct

[Note: flights departing from the 28th September will be impacted by daylight saving]


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