Air New Zealand extends $50 stand-by fares

7:16 am on 5 March 2011

Air New Zealand has extended its $50 stand-by fares to and from Christchurch until the end of the month.

The airline initially made the stand-by tickets - which allow passengers waiting at the airport to take up flights when there are spare seats - available for travel between Monday 28 February last week and midnight on Sunday 6 March.

It says it is also scheduling additional flights in and out of Christchurch, and using bigger planes on existing services.

And it's still offering reduced domestic and international fares for immediate family members needing to travel to and from Christhchurch for funeral and memorial services.