An Air New Zealand flight hosting the premiere of a documentary on Kiwi rock band Six60 has sold out after going on sale on October 8.

The flight to Dunedin, which will depart Auckland on November 14, will premiere a new film by Julia Parnell entitled SIX60: Till the Lights Go Out about the popular Kiwi band. Six60 is a five-piece New Zealand band formed in Dunedin in 2008.

The airline said customers on board the flight will have the chance to rub shoulders with the band, who will be travelling on the service, as well as be the first in the world to see the film.

Air New Zealand’s general manager brand and marketing Jeremy O’Brien says the airline is thrilled to be hosting the world premiere of the film inflight.

“As a nation we’re so proud of SIX60 and the phenomenal success they’ve achieved on the global stage, so we’re really excited to be able to offer this experience for New Zealand fans. Because the package is built around a one-way ticket to Dunedin, it’s also a way of supporting tourism to the city and the region. We hope most passengers will consider staying a night or two or exploring the region further once they get there.”

“We wanted to put on this special service to Dunedin – the place where it all began for SIX60 – as a way of saying thank you to our customers for their support this year. It’s fantastic to be able to host the premiere and help celebrate the band’s incredible success with Kiwis.”

The airline recently said frequent flyers will receive a further 12-month extension to their status. The extension means members will hold their existing tier status for an additional year.

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