16 November 2023 at 11:00 am
Increased flight connectivity between NZ and China
Hainan Airlines has announced a new route from the Hainanese capital (Haikou) to Auckland. The flight schedule will include flights three times a week with the first flight taking place on 8 December.
Hainan’s new link means that Haikou becomes the sixth city in mainland China to be served nonstop from Auckland International Airport, joining Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen.
By mid-December, Air China will be offering daily flights to Auckland International Airport from Beijing Capital International Airport, while China Southern Airlines will fly double-daily from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. China Southern Airlines also resumed its Guangdong to Christchurch flights on Friday 10 November.