A Transtasman bubble could be opening as soon as July!

Publish Date
Thursday, 4 June 2020, 10:31AM

UPDATE: The Australian Government has yet to give its support to transtasman flights beginning from July 1, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said in a press conference today, 4th June.

How good would a trip across the ditch be??

Australians will be able to register their interest for flights to New Zealand in July, according to reports from across the Tasman.

The Australian reports the business community would like to see a Canberra-Wellington route used as a guinea pig to test whether the bubble is safe.

The first flight between Wellington and Canberra would be occupied by a group of politicians, business people and journalists, followed by a regular service between the two cities.

Travellers on either side of the Tasman will be encouraged to register with the respective tracking apps of the two countries.

Australia's Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham told the Australian he was confident the move would work.

A recent survey of Australians found New Zealand had shot up the wishlist of travel destinations.

Air travel between the countries would offer a huge boost to the ailing tourism industry in New Zealand.

 

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and republished with permission.