Hong Kong Airlines will launch its first daily direct service to Auckland, New Zealand on 10 November 2016.
The airline will deploy an Airbus 330-200 aircraft with 283 seats, including 24 business class seats on the route.
Located in the North Island of New Zealand, Auckland is surrounded by two different harbors on the east and west side of the city.
Mr. Li Dianchun, Chief Commercial Officer of Hong Kong Airlines, said:
“With the success of our service to Australia earlier this year, Hong Kong Airlines is more than delighted to announce this second long haul service, operating daily to Auckland, New Zealand. There has been a steady increase year on year in the number of Hong Kong and China travelers visiting New Zealand. According to official figures by New Zealand Government1, as of March 2016, the total number of visitors from Hong Kong and China has recorded a rise in 19.1% and 27.8% respectively.
“Leveraging on our connectivity in Asia via the international hub Hong Kong, we believe this Hong Kong Airlines new service to Auckland will be welcomed by passengers from Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chengdu, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Okinawa, Tokyo, Bangkok and Taipei, offering them more travel options.”