I’m booking travel between Melbourne, Australia (MEL
) and Christchurch, New Zealand (CHC
), for January of 2014, and find that both major airlines on that trans-Tasman route only have 1 direct flight each way daily. There is no equipment listed, so for all I know they could be running A332’s or B772’s on this route. But if they are running A320’s (JetStar subbing for QF
), I’m amazed that there isn’t more demand on that route. I used to live in both of those cities and at that time of year (high tourist season) it wasn’t uncommon to see multiple 742 flights daily. Does anyone know if demand has dropped that much, or is it just too far out to have a fully developed schedule yet?