Qantas increases services for New Zealand NRL fans

Auckland, 26 September 2011

Qantas today announced additional flights and increased capacity out of Auckland, New Zealand ahead of the NRL Grand Final Premiership between the New Zealand Warriors and Manly Sea Eagles this Sunday.

From Saturday 1 October 2011, Qantas will operate an additional two Boeing 737-400 services as follows:
- 1 October 2011 QF174 departing Auckland at 1000 and arriving in Sydney at 1040
- 3 October 2011 QF173 departing Sydney at 1145 and arriving in Auckland at 1645

Qantas acting Regional General Manager New Zealand and Pacific Islands, Shirley Field, said Qantas is proud to provide convenient access for Warriors fans by adding additional services on the Auckland Sydney route.

“Due to the size of demand, we are excited to provide additional seats to cater for fans” Ms Field said.

“We’re constantly monitoring demand and will assess if further capacity is required”.

“We look forward to continuing support to New Zealand as The Warriors will play for the club's first NRL premiership in the main event”.

Flights are available and fans can book seats online at

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (5184)