Need to get the CEO or some of your executive team to the States from Australia or New Zealand? It could soon be cheaper and easier, thanks to United Airlines announcing its largest South Pacific network expansion on record.
The company is planning to operate 66 flights between America and Australia/New Zealand each week, including take-offs from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland and Christchurch. United will be the only airline to offer direct flights between the States and New Zealand’s South Island with the first direct San Francisco to Christchurch service. The airline will offer this route three times weekly from December.
Before that, United will add an additional four flights per week from Auckland to Los Angeles, and offer daily flights between San Francisco and Brisbane, all starting at the end of October. At this time, it will also fly twice daily between San Francisco and Sydney, offering more flights to Sydney from America than any other carrier.
Now on to the financials, and it’s believed that the increased frequency of flights from Australia/New Zealand to the States will see a reduction in the current high costs associated with travelling between the countries. Great news if your boss is on a cost-saving mission this year!