Luxury jet travel company takes interest in New Zealand market

An APT spokesperson told Stuff he would use BAE planes.


An APT spokesperson told Stuff he would use BAE planes.

Cashed travelers are offered a unique way to see New Zealand, all from the comfort of a private jet.

Australian luxury travel company APT is breaking into the Kiwi market, if the trans-Tasman bubble is inflated by February of next year, with its first tour from the airs of Aotearoa.

The 12-day itinerary begins with a flight from Sydney to Auckland via a quick fuel stop on Norfolk Island. A trip to Waiheke Island is followed the next day with a flight to Kerikeri and a chance to see the Treaty of Waitangi site and a cruise to Cape Brett. The following days include flights to Rotorua and a sightseeing flight over the Marlborough Sounds on the way to Christchurch.

Travelers will then take the TranzAlpine train to Greymouth before being transferred to Hokitika Airport and a flight over Aoraki Mt Cook to Dunedin. Subsequent stops in Wānaka and Queenstown and a coach trip and cruise around Milford Sounds complete the trip to New Zealand before the jet returns to Sydney via another quick refueling stop on Norfolk Island.

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The tour costs $ 12,595 with two departures on February 26 and March 19.

An APT spokesperson said Thing it will use BAE aircraft, which normally have a capacity of 80 seats, but will be sold up to 72 seats.

“Our premier aircraft have single aisle and economy seats and seat rotation will be in effect to ensure all guests have the same window seat time,” the spokesperson said.

Tours include the services of an expert flight captain and crew.


Tours include the services of an expert flight captain and crew.

“Our New Zealand tour was created following the success of our Australian tours which took place in 2021. The inclusion of the New Zealand tour in the program was a natural progression as New Zealand has always been a popular destination for our Australian guests. ”

There has already been a “tremendous response” to the tour, and the company emphasizes that it is not limited to Australians, “we anticipate it will appeal to New Zealanders who wish to see their own backyard.”

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