Air New Zealand Trade

Increased Capacity for Christchurch – Sydney


Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia are pleased to advise of the following changes to the Christchurch-Sydney schedule which will provide better year-round flexibility for customers.

From 25 March 2018, Air New Zealand will operate a new core schedule of flights throughout the year, which will be supplemented with Virgin Australia operated services over the peak summer months, as Virgin Australia moves to seasonal operations on the route.

The new schedule will allow for an additional weekly service over the Northern Summer period.

The new Northern Summer schedule effective from 25 March 2018 is as follows, some departure times may vary slightly – please refer to your GDS for the most up to date times.

Flight Number Depart Arrive Depart Arrive Day of week
NZ881 Christchurch Sydney 5:45 7:25 Mon
NZ881 Christchurch Sydney 6:40 8:20 Tue - Sat
NZ883 Christchurch Sydney 16:05 17:45 Mon - Fri + Sun
NZ884 Sydney Christchurch 9:20 14:30 Mon - Sat
NZ888 Sydney Christchurch 18:45 23:55 Mon - Fri + Sun

Customers who are booked to travel on a Virgin Australia aircraft over the Northern Summer period will be re-accommodated to travel on an Air New Zealand operated service, the normal schedule change process will apply.

Your GDS will be updated in due course.