Air New Zealand has put more than 300,000 seats across its domestic network on sale for under NZ$100 between September and November, until Thursday this week.
The airline also added more than 250,000 additional domestic seats from mid-August to October to support domestic tourism and encourage Kiwis to travel to the regions.
The move comes after the Trans-Tasman bubble was scrapped due to the Delta variant ravaging Australia’s east coast states.
The airline is also adding capacity across the majority of its domestic network but Queenstown gets a major increase of over 45,000 seats, Nelson 16,000 and Napier 17,000.
Air New Zealand Chief Customer and Sales Officer Leanne Geraghty said “it’s great to see demand for domestic travel above pre-COVID-19 levels, highlighting New Zealanders’ desire to explore the hidden gems throughout Aotearoa (New Zealand).
“It’s heartwarming to see Kiwis are getting out and about supporting our regions. We live in such a beautiful part of the world, so it’s not surprising that our customers are making the most of it!”
“Rarotonga is also proving popular for those looking to escape winter, so we’ve recently added 25 percent capacity to deliver Kiwis straight to the beach.”