AirAsia suspends daily services to New Zealand affecting hundreds of Kiwis

AirAsia has announced it will suspend its daily services to and from Auckland from 11 February 2019.

The Malaysian-based airline will also consolidate its capacity on the route from 7 times weekly to 4 times weekly from 29 January 2019.

AirAsia will continue to maintain its current schedule of a 7 times weekly service to the Gold Coast, Australia.

The suspension will affect hundreds of Kiwi travellers, but people effected by the suspension will be offered the following options:

1. Move flight: Change to a new travel date on the same route prior to route suspension on 11 February 2019, including ability to break thru flight to enable connection to/from AKL during reduced schedule, without any additional cost and subject to seat availability; OR

2. Reroute: One time reroute to alternative AirAsia X Malaysia destinations Melbourne Avalon (AVV) or Sydney (SYD) only, within 30 calendar days of the original travel date without any additional cost and subject to seat availability. If reroute is accepted, no onward flight to Auckland (AKL) will be provided by AirAsia.

3. Credit account: Retain the value of your booking in a Credit Account linked with your BIG member account as provided by guest for future travel with AirAsia. A valid BIG member account is mandatory for Credit Account option and it can be redeemed within 90 calendar days from the date of issue; OR

4. Full refund: Obtain a full refund in the amount equivalent to the original booking.

Affeceted travellers will be notified via email, SMS or outbound call based on the contact details provided in the original booking.

For bookings made through a travel agent or third party, AirAsia suggests to contact your travel agent immediately. 

Air Asia (file picture).
Air Asia (file picture). Source: istock.com