Air New Zealand’s first quarantine-free flight from Rarotonga, NZ941, landed at
Auckland International Airport yesterday.
NZ CEO Greg Foran is pleased with how bookings have been tracking and what this flight means for more travel between New Zealand and neighboring nations. ‘We have been encouraged by an increase in bookings following the announcement, especially for January and February.
The first couple of flights inbound have had strong uptake, which is terrific. We knew there was pent up demand from Cook Islanders waiting to come to New Zealand without quarantining. We’re thrilled to bring the first wave of Cook Islanders who meet the quarantine-free requirements into New Zealand. We see this as a really
positive step towards a two-way airbridge with Rarotonga.