New direct Hobart - Auckland flight

Air New Zealand have announced a new non-stop service from Auckland to Hobart, starting from the end of April.

The service will run Thursdays and Sundays to provide the best long weekend options for travellers on both sides of the Tasman. Connections to domestic airports within New Zealand will also be available. 

Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran says he expects this new route to provide a much-needed boost to New Zealand's tourism industry.  

"Our Hobart - Auckland route will open a direct link between 540,000 potential Tasmanian tourists and our biggest city, with regional hot spots like Queenstown and Rotorua a short skip away." 

The Hobart to Auckland flight time is approximately four hours and Air New Zealand intends to fly its A320neo fleet on the route.