Air New Zealand and Air China have released details of a proposed alliance on services between China and New Zealand.
The alliance, subject to regulatory approvals, would see Air China introduce a daily direct service between Beijing and Auckland. The Chinese flag carrier would also continue to codeshare on Air New Zealand’s daily Shanghai – Auckland service which will be operated exclusively by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft from late August.
The proposed alliance would further open up Beijing as a new market to and from New Zealand and the airlines aim to almost double their sustainable capacity between China and New Zealand while delivering a range of other benefits to travellers including greater frequency and network connections.
Subject to regulatory approvals, alliance services could commence as early as December 2015.
23 March 2015
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