Hainan Airlines is returning to New Zealand on June 17th for the first time since the pandemic, reconnecting Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport (SZX) to Auckland International Airport (AKL) twice a week over winter.
The carrier will become the fourth Chinese carrier to resume services to New Zealand, with China Eastern operating to Shanghai, China Southern to Guangzhou already operating, and Air China recommencing its connection to Beijing on May 2nd.
Hainan Airlines intends to operate its Airbus A330-300 on its direct flight to Auckland, equipped with what's widely reported as 'China's Best business class.' With a search on the airline's website, the carrier's schedule for July shows two direct services a week, departing on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
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