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Air China touches down in Auckland

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 11, 2015
AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND December 10, 2015. Air China Airbus A330-200 B-5932 arriving at Auckland International Airport today to begin the new direct service from Beijing to Auckland. (Mike Millett)
Air China Airbus A330-200 at Auckland Airport. (Mike Millett)

Air China has touched down in New Zealand for the first time with the arrival of flight CA783 in Auckland on Thursday evening.

The Airbus A330-200, B-5932, landed a little after 1830 local time on Thursday following its 12 and a half hour journey from Beijing. The reciprocal, CA784, took off at about 2020 bound for the Chinese capital.

Air China is operating a daily Beijing-Auckland service as part of an alliance with Air New Zealand, whose flights between Auckland and Shanghai with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners are also part of the partnership. The two Star Alliance members codeshare on each other’s services and offer onward destinations both in China and across New Zealand, Australia, South Pacific and South America.

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“Air China provides us with access to a strong and well-established network and distribution channel in China,” Air NZ chief executive Christopher Luxon said in a statement on Thursday.

“The alliance also allows us to tap into 11 codeshare destinations within China, giving our customers even more options to not only explore Beijing’s world renowned tourist highlights such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the maze of hutongs or to travel to destinations beyond the capital.”

Air China chief executive Song Zhiyong said the airline was “committed to working with our Star Alliance partner to meet the growing demand from travellers in both markets and provide greater benefits to them”.

AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND December 10, 2015. Air China Airbus A330-200 B-5932 arrived at Auckland International Airport today to begin the new direct service from Beijing to Auckland. (Mike Millett)
Air China crew celebrate the arrival of the inaugural service to Auckland from Beijing. (Mike Millett)
AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND December 10, 2015. Air China Airbus A330-200 B-5932 arrived at Auckland International Airport today to begin the new direct service from Beijing to Auckland. (Mike Millett)
Air NZ and Air China’s alliance was approved by the NZ government in September. (Mike Millett)

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  • Adrian

    says:

    Could do with a good clean

  • Anonymous Smith

    says:

    Glad they cleaned the plane for the media publicity…

  • Raymond

    says:

    When they’re operating from such a highly polluted country, it’s probably difficult to keep them clean.

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Air China touches down in Auckland

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 11, 2015
AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND December 10, 2015. Air China Airbus A330-200 B-5932 arriving at Auckland International Airport today to begin the new direct service from Beijing to Auckland. (Mike Millett)
Air China Airbus A330-200 at Auckland Airport. (Mike Millett)

Air China has touched down in New Zealand for the first time with the arrival of flight CA783 in Auckland on Thursday evening.

The Airbus A330-200, B-5932, landed a little after 1830 local time on Thursday following its 12 and a half hour journey from Beijing. The reciprocal, CA784, took off at about 2020 bound for the Chinese capital.

Air China is operating a daily Beijing-Auckland service as part of an alliance with Air New Zealand, whose flights between Auckland and Shanghai with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners are also part of the partnership. The two Star Alliance members codeshare on each other’s services and offer onward destinations both in China and across New Zealand, Australia, South Pacific and South America.

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“Air China provides us with access to a strong and well-established network and distribution channel in China,” Air NZ chief executive Christopher Luxon said in a statement on Thursday.

“The alliance also allows us to tap into 11 codeshare destinations within China, giving our customers even more options to not only explore Beijing’s world renowned tourist highlights such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the maze of hutongs or to travel to destinations beyond the capital.”

Air China chief executive Song Zhiyong said the airline was “committed to working with our Star Alliance partner to meet the growing demand from travellers in both markets and provide greater benefits to them”.

AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND December 10, 2015. Air China Airbus A330-200 B-5932 arrived at Auckland International Airport today to begin the new direct service from Beijing to Auckland. (Mike Millett)
Air China crew celebrate the arrival of the inaugural service to Auckland from Beijing. (Mike Millett)
AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND December 10, 2015. Air China Airbus A330-200 B-5932 arrived at Auckland International Airport today to begin the new direct service from Beijing to Auckland. (Mike Millett)
Air NZ and Air China’s alliance was approved by the NZ government in September. (Mike Millett)

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3 Comments

  • Adrian

    says:

    Could do with a good clean

  • Anonymous Smith

    says:

    Glad they cleaned the plane for the media publicity…

  • Raymond

    says:

    When they’re operating from such a highly polluted country, it’s probably difficult to keep them clean.

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Air China touches down in Auckland

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 11, 2015
AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND December 10, 2015. Air China Airbus A330-200 B-5932 arriving at Auckland International Airport today to begin the new direct service from Beijing to Auckland. (Mike Millett)
Air China Airbus A330-200 at Auckland Airport. (Mike Millett)

Air China has touched down in New Zealand for the first time with the arrival of flight CA783 in Auckland on Thursday evening.

The Airbus A330-200, B-5932, landed a little after 1830 local time on Thursday following its 12 and a half hour journey from Beijing. The reciprocal, CA784, took off at about 2020 bound for the Chinese capital.

Air China is operating a daily Beijing-Auckland service as part of an alliance with Air New Zealand, whose flights between Auckland and Shanghai with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners are also part of the partnership. The two Star Alliance members codeshare on each other’s services and offer onward destinations both in China and across New Zealand, Australia, South Pacific and South America.

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“Air China provides us with access to a strong and well-established network and distribution channel in China,” Air NZ chief executive Christopher Luxon said in a statement on Thursday.

“The alliance also allows us to tap into 11 codeshare destinations within China, giving our customers even more options to not only explore Beijing’s world renowned tourist highlights such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the maze of hutongs or to travel to destinations beyond the capital.”

Air China chief executive Song Zhiyong said the airline was “committed to working with our Star Alliance partner to meet the growing demand from travellers in both markets and provide greater benefits to them”.

AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND December 10, 2015. Air China Airbus A330-200 B-5932 arrived at Auckland International Airport today to begin the new direct service from Beijing to Auckland. (Mike Millett)
Air China crew celebrate the arrival of the inaugural service to Auckland from Beijing. (Mike Millett)
AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND December 10, 2015. Air China Airbus A330-200 B-5932 arrived at Auckland International Airport today to begin the new direct service from Beijing to Auckland. (Mike Millett)
Air NZ and Air China’s alliance was approved by the NZ government in September. (Mike Millett)

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3 Comments

  • Adrian

    says:

    Could do with a good clean

  • Anonymous Smith

    says:

    Glad they cleaned the plane for the media publicity…

  • Raymond

    says:

    When they’re operating from such a highly polluted country, it’s probably difficult to keep them clean.

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Air China touches down in Auckland

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 11, 2015
AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND December 10, 2015. Air China Airbus A330-200 B-5932 arriving at Auckland International Airport today to begin the new direct service from Beijing to Auckland. (Mike Millett)
Air China Airbus A330-200 at Auckland Airport. (Mike Millett)

Air China has touched down in New Zealand for the first time with the arrival of flight CA783 in Auckland on Thursday evening.

The Airbus A330-200, B-5932, landed a little after 1830 local time on Thursday following its 12 and a half hour journey from Beijing. The reciprocal, CA784, took off at about 2020 bound for the Chinese capital.

Air China is operating a daily Beijing-Auckland service as part of an alliance with Air New Zealand, whose flights between Auckland and Shanghai with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners are also part of the partnership. The two Star Alliance members codeshare on each other’s services and offer onward destinations both in China and across New Zealand, Australia, South Pacific and South America.

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“Air China provides us with access to a strong and well-established network and distribution channel in China,” Air NZ chief executive Christopher Luxon said in a statement on Thursday.

“The alliance also allows us to tap into 11 codeshare destinations within China, giving our customers even more options to not only explore Beijing’s world renowned tourist highlights such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the maze of hutongs or to travel to destinations beyond the capital.”

Air China chief executive Song Zhiyong said the airline was “committed to working with our Star Alliance partner to meet the growing demand from travellers in both markets and provide greater benefits to them”.

AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND December 10, 2015. Air China Airbus A330-200 B-5932 arrived at Auckland International Airport today to begin the new direct service from Beijing to Auckland. (Mike Millett)
Air China crew celebrate the arrival of the inaugural service to Auckland from Beijing. (Mike Millett)
AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND December 10, 2015. Air China Airbus A330-200 B-5932 arrived at Auckland International Airport today to begin the new direct service from Beijing to Auckland. (Mike Millett)
Air NZ and Air China’s alliance was approved by the NZ government in September. (Mike Millett)

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

3 Comments

  • Adrian

    says:

    Could do with a good clean

  • Anonymous Smith

    says:

    Glad they cleaned the plane for the media publicity…

  • Raymond

    says:

    When they’re operating from such a highly polluted country, it’s probably difficult to keep them clean.

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