Air NZ and Air China Alliance Plan Daily Flights between Auckland and Beijing
Conditional to regulatory approvals, a partnership with Air New Zealand, Air China plans to include direct flights to Auckland daily from Beijing sometimes later in the year.
Today, the airlines released particulars related to the projected deal that could come into effect from December.
The flights if started will be in addition to the already flying services of Air New Zealand that travel on the Shanghai Auckland route. The new plan is aimed at doubling the capacity of passengers between China and New Zealand. The flights on the route promises a $200 million boost in tourism.
After suffering from heavy losses, in 2012 Air New Zealand earlier has twice pulled out the Beijing service and now mainly focuses on the Shanghai route.
Christopher Luxon , chief executive of Air New Zealand said that the carriers would plan out to ensure the economical sustainability of both the routes.
Song Zhiyong, the chief executive of Air China said that the airlines are making an effort to offer better air connectivity between the nations to keep up with the increasing travellers' demands from both markets.
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