American singer Taylor Swift’s tour is hitting multiple countries and has already become the biggest tour of 2023. The effect was such that even the airspace had to adjust to the higher demand. A company called Air New Zealand has announced that it will expand the number of flights after a phenomenon called “Swift Surge”. According to the company, there has been an increase in demand for tickets by fans of the singer tracking the Eraze tour.
Due to the travel search for venues and dates in Australia in February 2024, when artists will perform in the country, the company added approximately 2,000 seats to the regular schedule of flights for this period. Information is from Condé Nast Traveler magazine.
Taylor Swift will perform in Melbourne on 16, 17 and 18 February and in Sydney on 23, 24, 25 and 26 of the same month. Additional flights include two Australian cities round-trip from Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland, offering approximately 450,000 tickets for the artist’s concerts.
To appease the most passionate fans, some additional flights were named “NZ1989” in reference to the singer’s album, which refers to her year of birth.