The new non-stop service will operate twice a week using Air New Zealand’s new Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. Flights will leave Beijing on Thursday and Saturday and return from Auckland on Wednesday and Friday (local time).
Chief Executive Officer Rob Fyfe of Air New Zealand said the new service is part of the company’s effort to further expand its market shares in China. Air New ZealandÂ launched a non-stop Auckland-Shanghai service in November 2006.
(The picture on the left is of the crew rest quarters to which passengers never get invited. More’s the pity.)