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Air New Zealand Not Alone in Recognising Adelaide and Auckland as “A List” Destinations

October 31, 2013 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Two of Air New Zealand’s most popular destinations, Auckland and Adelaide, have made it into Lonely Planet’s coveted list of top 10 cities to visit in 2014.

New Zealand’s national airline has a long standing relationship between the two cities, with Air New Zealand commencing the direct route from its base in Auckland to the South Australian capital in 2005.

To celebrate Adelaide taking out ninth spot and Auckland as number ten best cities to visit in 2014, Air New Zealand has launched a sales offer available from Wednesday 30 October, opening up these vibrant cities to even more people.  Sidebar LBH 250x250

The Auckland/Adelaide route is already favoured by Australian and Kiwis alike, with New Zealand offering more direct flights between the two cities than any other airline.

Air New Zealand’s General Manager for Australia, Leanne Geraghty said Lonely Planet’s recognition of the two cities as best places to visit is well deserved. “Adelaide and Auckland are leading destinations for travellers who are seeking a cosmopolitan city escape with access to stunning coastline, food, wine, arts and culture.”

“Both cities are gateways to premium food and wine trails, with Auckland’s Waiheke Island and Adelaide’s Barossa and Clare Valleys among the top wine regions in the Southern Hemisphere,” Leanne said.

“Adelaide and Auckland have developed significantly over the last decade, with revitalised areas such as Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter and Auckland Art Gallery, and Adelaide Oval’s refurbishment and premium dining precincts Leigh St and Gouger St.”

“Their cultural legacies – Auckland’s Maori and Pacific Islander heritage and Adelaide’s European influence – also lend to a number of cultural and sporting events.”

The Top 10 Cities were independently nominated by more than 500 authors and staff of Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world. In addition to Auckland being named in the top ten places to visit, the West Coast of New Zealand was also named as one of the top 10 regions in the world, ranking in 8th position on the Lonely Planet’s list.

To celebrate the top travel accolade, Air New Zealand is launching a Trans-Tasman sale. The sale is further demonstration of Air New Zealand commitment to the Trans-Tasman route, which has seen 35 Australian ports and 26 New Zealand destinations opened up to travelers thanks to the alliance with Virgin Australia.

Air New Zealand sale launching today till the 1st November 2013:

Adelaide to Auckland from $249

Sydney to Auckland from $169

Melbourne to Auckland from $169

Brisbane to Auckland from $169

Gold Coast to Auckland from $169

Cairns to Auckland from $259

Perth to Auckland from $259

*Seat only. One way, per person. Travel periods and conditions apply. For bookings and more information,

With trans-Tasman alliance partner, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand flies between 35 Australian ports and 26 New Zealand destinations.

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