Air New Zealand (ANZ) will fly non-stop daily between Brisbane and Queenstown to help skiers reach New Zealand's slopes between 13 July and 21 September.

Boeing 737-300s in a two-class configuration will be used for the service, says ANZ Queensland manager Russell Bryant in a statement.

The Star Alliance carrier is confident demand for these services from skiers and holidaying Australian families will continue increasing this season.

"It is enormously popular with skiers and snowboarders, with visitor numbers increasing every winter," says Bryant.

"Queenstown is also one of the most popular holiday destinations for Australian families, and our non-stop services are designed to help meet peak demand for the lengthy New Zealand snow season."

Ski season services are part of ANZ's strategy to expand its position in the Australian market. ANZ has launched a handful of other new services to Australia in recent months.

ANZ's Australia ambitions took a severe blow after its Australian subsidiary Ansett went into administration last September.

Source: Flight Daily News