As part of plans to tap into the growing travel market, Air New Zealand has released plans to operate daily flights between China and New Zealand.
Commencing from 4 July this year, the airline revealed it would add a fifth weekly service to Shanghai, however, added that it would suspend its twice weekly service between Auckland and Beijing from 30 June this year.
The carriers international airline group general manager Christopher Luxon explained while the airline was still committed to the Beijing region, the suspended flights would open opportunity to focus on Shanghai services.
Were confident of the potential for long term growth from one of Chinas most modern and populous cities, Mr Luxon said.
Weve just appointed the first ever head of our Asia operations, Sandeep Bahl, who is a highly experienced airline executive in the region.
Sandeep took up his new role in our Shanghai office at the beginning of the month.
Under his guidance we will focus our marketing and sales resources on the Shanghai region of around 14 million people as we seek to provide customers a daily service to and from this important gateway in China.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J