Air New Zealand ends the Coral Route

Latest update to the Air New Zealand 2007/08 Northern Winter Preliminary schedule, Air New Zealand is cancelling its only 1 weekly Auckland – Nadi – Rarotonga service from 28OCT07.

Followed by the cancellation, the new frequencies are as followed:

Nadi

4 weekly 767-300 (3 extends to LAX)
4 weekly Freedom Air A320 service

Rarotonga
2 weekly 777-200ER
1 weekly 767-300ER extends to LAX (2 between Dec 07 and Apr 08)
2 weekly 767-300ER
2 weekly Freedom Air A320 service

The cancellation means the Coral Route, which operated for over 50 years, has come to an end. The old coral route was: Auckland – Nadi – Rarotonga – Papeete.

Also, further to the preliminary schedule, 2 weekly 767-300ER to Honolulu remains.