Air New Zealand heads back to Vancouver, converts a 787 to a vaccination clinic called “Jabaseat”

Air New Zealand has secured a further five months of support for cargo flights under the Government’s extended Maintaining International Air Connectivity (MIAC) scheme, with Vancouver being added to the mix.

With the MIAC scheme now extended from November 1, 2021 through to March 31, 2022, the scheme will ensure additional and much-needed air freight capacity is available over the summer peak so high value New Zealand goods can get to market.

Since this Government support scheme came into effect in May 2020, the airline has flown nearly 7,000 flights, carrying over 100,000 tonnes of cargo into and out of New Zealand.

In other news, the airline has announced “destination vaccination”.

The airline is transforming a 787 aircraft into a special vaccination clinic, ‘Jabaseat’, to encourage Aucklanders to get vaccinated this Super Saturday.

Special markings have been added to this 787.