Air New Zealand/Qantas price war returns: Who’s flying for less?

Posted: 8 June 2021 9:46 am

Find out how you can save $76 on a return trip to New Zealand.

TL;DR: What's the deal with this flight sale?

Cheapest flight available:

Travel dates
22 June to 2 December 2021

Flexible fares?

Baggage included?

The war on cheap flights to New Zealand is back once again with Air New Zealand wiping out the Qantas competition.

The cheapest routes are flying between the Gold Coast and Auckland from $211 and Sydney to Christchurch from $228 each way.

So when can you take off? Travel dates range from 22 June to 2 December 2021. Keep in mind that specific dates apply.

The fares don't stop there with:

  • Sydney to Wellington from $248 one way
  • Brisbane to Christchurch from $254 one way
  • Melbourne to Queenstown from $280 one way
  • Cairns to Auckland from $321 one way

Need we say more? Don't waste a moment by heading to Air New Zealand to book.

Man watching NZ sunset

How do these cheap flights to New Zealand stack up?

New Zealand's national carrier has come through with the cheapest full-service fares headed for our neighbours.

We compared these seats from $211 to our own flying kangaroo who has the same fares starting from $249 one way. That's a saving of $76 return when you book with Air New Zealand.

You also get the added bonus of travelling during the summer months, which Qantas doesn't offer.

These seats will be gone before you know it. Get your share of cheap flights to New Zealand before midnight 9 June 2021, unless sold out prior.

These fares at a glance

  • Great flexibility: From 17 February 2021, passengers who book international flights for travel before midnight 20 June 2021 have the option to change the date free of charge or hold the value of their ticket up until 30 June 2022.
  • Great airline: Air New Zealand is the national carrier of our Tasman neighbour. Take to the skies with checked baggage, in-flight meals and entertainment all included in your fares.
  • Great travel time: Connection times? No need with direct flights to New Zealand (excluding Perth to Christchurch which stops over in Auckland).
  • Excellent weather: Heading across the Tasman with Air New Zealand gives you the choice of winter or summer. For the ski season, book for June-August, and for some fun in the sun, be sure to lock in November-December.

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