Airlines have been quick off the mark following the announcement of a two-way trans-Tasman bubble between Australia and New Zealand.
Right now, passengers headed to New Zealand are forced to quarantine so there are just a handful of flights traversing the Tasman.
However, the likes of Qantas, Air New Zealand and Jetstar are planning to add scores of extra flights to the schedules from the day the bubble begins, on April 19.
The carriers are even adding a few new destinations in anticipation of a boom in travel between the two nations.
But Virgin Australia will not join the fray and has no plans to start NZ flights for the next few months at least.
“This is an exciting day,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday.
“The trans-Tasman travel bubble represents the start of a new chapter in our COVID response and recovery, one that people have worked so hard for. That makes New Zealand and Australia relatively unique.
“This is an important step forward in our COVID response and represents an arrangement I do not believe we have seen in any other part of the world,” she added.
Air New Zealand has so far given the fullest detail on its new schedule…