Air New Zealand Domestic Flight Number Changes from late-March 2017

Air New Zealand at the launch of Northern summer 2017 season (effective 27MAR17) will introduce revised flight number system for Domestic routes, including Mainline, Mount Cook Airlines (NZ5000-5999) and Air Nelson (NZ8000 – 8999), which sees unified flight numbers, and being used in sequence.

On routes operated by Mainline A320 such as Auckland – Christchurch and Auckland – Wellington, flight number sequence is based on 30-minute interval, however certain flight numbers will not be used as it does not operate in particular time. A comparison of 20MAR17 and 27MAR17 schedule between 0600hrs and 1000hrs departure from AKL to Christchurch as follow:

0600 NZ507 > NZ515
0630 NZ563 > NZ517
0700 NZ501 > NZ519
0800 NZ513 > NZ523
0830 NZ503 > NZ525
0900 NZ509 > NZ527
1000 NZ515 > NZ531

NZ521 and NZ529 is not used as it does not operate AKL departure at 0730 and 0930. Similar sequence, applies to all other domestic flights.

Additionally the flight numbers in the last 3-digit for all domestic service will be unified, such as NZ920-929 / NZ5920-5929 / NZ8920-8929 (these flight numbers are not used on regular basis), with certain exceptions apply.

New flight number range for Mainline Jet service from 27MAR17:
Auckland – Christchurch NZ500 – 599
Auckland – Dunedin NZ670 – 679
Auckland – Wellington NZ400 – 499
Christchurch – Queenstown NZ640 – 659
Christchurch – Wellington NZ330 – 389
Wellington – Dunedin NZ680 – 699
Wellington – Queenstown NZ600 – 609

Changes for flight numbers for regional routes operated by Mount Cook Airlines and Air Nelson, from 27MAR17, as follow:
Auckland – Blenheim NZ58xx/80xx > NZ82xx
Auckland – Gisborne NZ86xx > NZ81xx
Auckland – Kerikeri NZ86xx > NZ82xx
Auckland – Napier NZ52xx/84xx > NZ50xx
Auckland – New Plymouth NZ52xx/88xx > NZ50xx/80xx
Auckland – Nelson NZ52xx/83xx > NZ50xx/80xx
Auckland – Palmerston North NZ50xx/52xx/83xx > NZ51xx
Auckland – Paraparaumu NZ84xx > NZ88xx
Auckland – Rotorua NZ87xx > NZ81xx
Auckland – Taupo NZ82xx > NZ80xx
Auckland – Tauranga NZ55xx/82xx/86xx > NZ81xx
Auckland – Wanganui NZ87xx > NZ83xx
Auckland – Whangarei NZ825x > NZ821x/822x
Christchurch – Blenheim NZ82xx/87xx > NZ82xx
Christchurch – Dunedin NZ50xx/53xx > NZ57xx
Christchurch – Hamilton NZ53xx > NZ56xx
Christchurch – Hokitika NZ86xx > NZ88xx
Christchurch – Invercargill NZ50xx/80xx > NZ57xx
Christchurch – Napier NZ54xx/84xx > NZ57xx
Christchurch – Nelson NZ52xx/80xx/85xx/86xx > NZ58xx/88xx
Christchurch – New Plymouth NZ88xx > NZ87xx
Christchurch – Palmerston North NZ53xx > NZ51xx
Christchurch – Queenstown NZ53xx > NZ56xx
Christchurch – Rotorua NZ53xx/58xx > NZ51xx
Christchurch – Tauranga NZ55xx/85xx > NZ88xx
Christchurch – Wellington NZ50xx/53xx/80xx > NZ53xx/83xx
Wellington – Blenheim NZ80xx > NZ87xx
Wellington – Dunedin NZ50xx/53xx/54xx > NZ56xx
Wellington – Gisborne NZ823x > NZ828x
Wellington – Hamilton NZ50xx/51xx/83xx > NZ58xx/88xx
Wellington – Invercargill NZ51xx/80xx > NZ88xx
Wellington – Napier NZ84xx > NZ88xx
Wellington – New Plymouth NZ81xx/88xx > NZ57xx/87xx
Wellington – Nelson NZ81xx/84xx > NZ83xx
Wellington – Palmerston North NZ86xx > NZ82xx
Wellington – Queenstown NZ54xx > NZ56xx
Wellington – Rotorua NZ85xx > NZ82xx
Wellington – Tauranga NZ51xx/85xx > NZ52xx/82xx
Wellington – Timaru NZ84xx > NZ81xx