Air China has begun a nonstop service for Beijing-Auckland in cooperation with Air New Zealand will cooperate in terms of international operations, networks and capacity. The new service is part of Air China's strategy to expand in Oceania in response to increased bilateral trade and interest in New Zealand from Chinese tourists.
Wang Mingyuan, Senior Vice President of Air China indicated that exchanges between China and New Zealand have been growing rapidly in recent years, saying that the new service will would offer more efficient, convenient and affordable flight options for business and leisure travellers between Air China and New Zealand.
Nick Judd, General Manager Greater China, Air New Zealand said, "New Zealand is an increasingly popular destination for Chinese travellers. This new partnership represents a great opportunity for us to share our nation's beauty with even more Chinese visitors and we look forward to welcoming them."
The flights CA783 and CA784 are operated seven days a week. The outbound flight departs from Beijing at 00:40 and arrives in Auckland at 18:10. The inbound flight departs from Auckland at 20:00 and arrives in Beijing at 04:30 the next day. The flights are operated with A330-200 aircraft. Business Class seats open flat, and all classes of service are provided with personal AVOD and power outlets.