A daily Auckland-Melbourne service commences on 13 December 2010 and a new three times weekly Auckland-Cairns service commences from 12 April 2011.
These announcements come on top of the routes to Queenstown, mentioned in the previous post, and the longhaul launch from a previous post.
The full report can be read HERE from our friends @NZAviation
With the introduction of the Cairns service, this bring the number of airlines on this route to 3, after Air New Zealand dominated this route for a long time, and before that the route was all but forgotten by airlines. This should come as good news for the North Queensland Tourism industry.