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Boxing Day flight deals for New Zealand in 2021

Whether you're looking for a domestic deal or an overseas bargain, these are the flight deals you've been waiting for all year.

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Get ready to tick “travel more” off your list of New Year’s resolutions. Boxing Day is when some of the hottest flight deals drop – and some of them have started early!

We’re on the hunt for bargains and will be updating this page throughout the day to bring you the best from airlines. Check in regularly for the latest offers.

Boxing Day flight deals for New Zealand 2021

Cheap Flights Cheap Flights

New Zealand flights from $60 return

Available on flights until December 2021 to Wellington, Queenstown, Tauranga and more. Sample fare is Christchurch-Auckland with Jetstar. Other airline includes Air New Zealand. T&Cs apply.

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Trip.com Trip.com

Air New Zealand flights from $48 each way

Available on select flight dates in 2021. Destinations include Auckland, Queenstown and more. Sample fare is Wellington-Christchurch. T&Cs apply.

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Kiwi.com Kiwi.com

New Zealand flights from $46 each way

Available on flights in 2021 to Auckland, Queenstown, Nelson, Dunedin, Rotorua and more. Sample fare is Wellington-Christchurch with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Priceline.com Priceline.com

Up to 50% off worldwide flights

Available on select dates when you book Express Deals. T&Cs apply.

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Australia flights from $300 return

Available on flights in 2021 to Sydney, Hobart, Brisbane, Adelaide and more. Sample fare is Auckland-Gold Coast with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Cook Islands flights from $433 return

Available on flights until August 2021 departing from Wellington, Christchurch and more. Sample fare is Auckland-Rarotonga with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap Flights Cheap Flights

Flights to Christchurch from $71 return

Available on flights until April 2021 departing from Wellington, Nelson, Dunedin and more. Sample fare departs from Auckland with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap Flights Cheap Flights

Rotorua flights from $164 return

Available on flights until August 2021 departing from Wellington, Christchurch and more. Sample fare departs from Auckland with Air New Zealand. T&Cs apply.

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Etihad Airways Etihad Airways

Up to 50% off cabin upgrade fees

Available on flights until 28 February 2021 to Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Athens, Maldives and more. T&Cs apply.

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Hawaiian New Zealand Hawaiian New Zealand

Flights to Hawaii from $1,044 return

Available on flights from July - December 2021. Sample fare is Auckland-Honolulu. T&Cs apply.

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Trip.com Trip.com

Up to 50% off bookings

Get extra 50% off and earn Trip coins on select hotels when you sign up and become a member now at Tip.com. See site for more details.

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Myholidays Myholidays

Fiji flights from $665 return

Available on select flight dates in 2021. Sample fare is Auckland-Nadi with Fiji Airways. T&Cs apply.

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Domestic flights from $99 return

Available on select flight dates in 2021 across New Zealand, including Queenstown, Dunedin and more. Sample fare is Wellington-Auckland with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Momondo Momondo

New Zealand flights from $73 return

Available on flights until April 2021 to Auckland, Dunedin, New Plymouth, Nelson and more. Sample fare is Christchurch-Wellington with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Momondo Momondo

Auckland flights from $97 return

Available on flights until April 2021 departing from Napier, Wellington and more. Sample fare is Christchurch-Auckland. T&Cs apply.

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Momondo Momondo

Air New Zealand flights from $98 return

Available on select travel dates in 2021. Destinations include Auckland, Queenstown, Napier, Hamilton, Rotorua and more. Sample fare is Christchurch-Wellington. T&Cs apply.

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Momondo Momondo

Los Angeles flights from $1,578 return

Available for flights on select dates in May 2021. Sample fare departs from Auckland with Qantas Airways.

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Skyscanner Skyscanner

Cook Islands flights from $320 each way

Available for flights on select dates in April 2021. Sample fare departs from Auckland with Air New Zealand.

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Skyscanner Skyscanner

Melbourne flights from $584 each way

Available for flights on select dates from March - April 2021. Sample fare departs from Auckland with Air New Zealand.

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Sydney flights from $447 each way

Available for flights on select dates from March - April 2021. Sample fare departs from Auckland with Air New Zealand.

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Hamilton flights from $359 return

Available for travel on select dates from February - March 2021. Sample fare departs from Christchurch with Air New Zealand.

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Taupo flights from $113 return

Available for travel on select dates in April 2021. Sample fare departs from Auckland with Air New Zealand.

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CheapOair CheapOair

Up to USD$25 off flight fees

Available on select dates when you use the code. Destinations include Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown, Christchurch and more. T&Cs apply.

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CheapOair CheapOair

Up to USD$30 off flight booking fees

Available on select dates when you use the code. Destinations include Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown, Christchurch and more. T&Cs apply.

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CheapOair CheapOair

Up to USD$20 off flight fees

Available on select dates when you use the code. Destinations include Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown, Christchurch and more. T&Cs apply.

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OneTravel.com OneTravel.com

Up to USD$300 off Europe flights

Available on select travel dates when you use the code. Destinations include Paris, Dublin, London, Amsterdam and more. T&Cs apply.

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OneTravel.com OneTravel.com

Up to USD$100 off business class flights

Available on select travel dates when you use the code. Destinations include Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and more. Maximum of USD$50 discount. T&Cs apply.

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OneTravel.com OneTravel.com

Up to USD$27 off flight booking fees with code

Available on select travel dates across New Zealand, including Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Queenstown and more. T&Cs apply.

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OneTravel.com OneTravel.com

Up to USD$25 off flight booking fees

Available on select travel dates when you use the code. Destinations include Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and more. T&Cs apply.

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OneTravel.com OneTravel.com

Up to USD$30 off flight booking fees

Available on select travel dates when you use the code. Destinations include Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to USD$20 off flight booking fees

Available on select travel dates in New Zealand, including Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and more. T&Cs apply.

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Kiwi.com Kiwi.com

Fiji flights from $570 return

Available on select travel dates in 2021. Sample fare is Auckland-Nadi with Fiji Airways. T&Cs apply.

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Kiwi.com Kiwi.com

Australia flights from $126 each way

Available on select flights in 2021 to Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and more. Sample fare is Auckland-Gold Coast with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Cook Islands flights from $651 return

Available on select travel dates in 2021. Sample fare is Auckland-Rarotonga with Jetstar and Air New Zealand. T&Cs apply.

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Qatar Airways Qatar Airways

Free change and refund fees on flights

Available on 2021 flights to London, Paris, Cape Town, Manchester, Greece and more. T&Cs apply.

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OneTravel.com OneTravel.com

Up to USD$15 off booking fees

Sign up your email for special deals and discounts, and save up to USD$15 with an instant promo code. T&Cs apply.

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Etihad Airways Etihad Airways

Up to 10% off flights + extra bags

Available on flights until 30 September 2021 exclusive for students. Destinations include Dublin, Paris, Ireland, Abu Dhabi and more. T&Cs apply.

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Hotwire Hotwire

Up to 40% off flights

Available on select dates and flights. Destinations include Miami, Washington, San Francisco, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and more. T&Cs apply.

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Choice Hotels Choice Hotels

Earn a free night stay

Valid for members who complete two separate qualifying stays and check-in between 10 June - 7 September 2020 will earn enough points for a future free night worldwide. T&Cs apply.

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Myholidays Myholidays

Join Myholidays to receive offers and deals

Sign up to subscribe your email and receive up to date flight fares. T&C's apply.

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CheapOair CheapOair

Up to 20% off bookings

Sign up your email and receive members only promos and discounts. Plus earn as much as 1,000 bonus rewards points. T&Cs apply.

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Priceline.com Priceline.com

Up to $625 off getaways

Available on select dates when you book your hotel and flight together. Destinations include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and more. T&Cs apply.

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Priceline.com Priceline.com

Up to 60% off USA flights

Available for flights on select dates. Destinations include Honolulu, New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Atlanta, San Francisco, Miami, San Diego and more. T&Cs apply.

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Hawaiian New Zealand Hawaiian New Zealand

Earn HawaiianMiles with each flight

Join HawaiianMiles frequent flyer program and redeem frequent flyer miles including awards. T&Cs apply.

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AirWander AirWander

Up to 65% off flights with multi-stops

Valid on select dates depending on the destination like South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, London and more. T&Cs apply.

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Qatar Airways Qatar Airways

Visa-FREE entry to Qatar

New Zealand and Australia residents can enjoy a visa-free entry into Qatar with Qatar Airways' new waiver upon arrival. T&Cs apply.

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Frequently asked questions about Boxing Day flight sales

What should I know about booking flights in the Boxing Day sales during COVID-19?

If you feel stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to decide whether to travel now, here are a few things to consider before booking that may give you some peace of mind.

  • Flexible bookings: Many airlines are offering flexible fares if you’re unable to travel. Air New Zealand, Virgin and Qantas have all extended the flexible booking period to flights booked until 31 March 2021. Even budget airlines like Jetstar offer to turn your flight into credit if it gets cancelled due to changing government restrictions. Some international carriers are offering similar conditions. Qatar is offering unlimited changes with no fees for travel until 31 December 2021.
  • COVID-safe measures by airlines: All airlines should have safety measures in place. This will change depending on where you’re located and the local government regulations, but may include social distancing in-flight or the provision of masks and sanitiser. In Australia, Jetstar and Qantas are both providing fly well packs with masks and two single-use sanitiser sachets.
  • Travel insurance: Only recently becoming available, travel insurance for COVID-19 can cover cancellation costs if you become sick or quarantine costs in some circumstances.

When do the Boxing Day flight sales start?

Boxing Day officially starts at midnight on 26 December every year, but a few travel companies start dropping their sales early.

Last year, some of the early Boxing Day sales came from AirAsia, Groupon and Qatar.

We recommend looking for deals in the week leading up to Boxing Day. The early bird does get the worm so the sooner you book, the more likely you are to get the best price on your preferred dates.

This page will be updated with all the deals (as listed above) as they land.

Which airlines offer Boxing Day flight deals?

In past years, we’ve seen Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Qatar, Emirates and Air New Zealand drop Boxing Day sales into our laps.

Online travel agencies and aggregators including Expedia, Skyscanner and Kayak are also worth keeping an eye on over the Boxing Day sale period.

They often offer promo codes with extra discounts. Some can even save you more than when booking direct with the airline. Plus, they help you compare prices on various sites to make sure you’re getting the best fare.

How do I get the best Boxing Day flight deals?

Taking advantage of the flight sales during Boxing Day can definitely get you more more value for money, so here are some tips to help you get the flight you want.

  • Be flexible with your dates. Usually, the further out you are from the date you’re planning to leave, the cheaper the flight may be.
  • Go anywhere. Don’t go into the sales looking for a specific destination or you may end up disappointed that you can’t get a deal to the place you want to go. Instead, have a broader range of places or settle on the simple idea of a beach holiday or city break instead. Let the prices guide you to your next holiday spot and you may just find somewhere new to love.
  • Know when the sales start and finish. We all know that sales work on a first-come-first-served basis, so make sure you’re on your computer when the sale starts to get the best offers.
  • Check to see what has launched early. Just because Boxing Day technically starts at midnight, it doesn’t mean the sales do too. Many airlines have end-of-year or Christmas sales that fall over Boxing Day, but are actually available on other dates, too.
  • Cut back on bags where you can. This is particularly important if you’re flying on a budget carrier, as luggage is one of the biggest problems that they have. Most budget carriers charge an extra fee if you want to check in your bags.

Looking for more Boxing Day travel deals?

Check out more sales, including hotels, holiday packages and cruises at on our Boxing Day travel deals page.

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