Air New Zealand has announced that it will resume passenger flights between Auckland and Shanghai next week, with passengers subject to government border controls in each direction.
Pre-COVID19, Air New Zealand operated seven services per week on its Auckland-Shanghai route, however the route has been suspended since early February due to the pandemic
The airline will operate one return service per week between Auckland and Shanghai with the first flight departing Auckland on 22 June.
Flight NZ289 is scheduled to depart Auckland on Mondays at 23:00 and arrive in Shanghai at 07:15. The return flight, NZ288, is scheduled to leave Shanghai at 14:15 on Wednesdays, arriving back in Auckland at 05:45.
The airline will operate the route with Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
"Shanghai was the first route to be impacted by the COVID19 pandemic and government travel restrictions, so it's pleasing to be able to resume operating passenger services on this route from Monday," said Scott Carr, Air New Zealand's General Manager Networks. "While we have been operating some dedicated cargo flights between Auckland and Shanghai, it's great to be able to now open these services up for passengers to book and we expect Chinese nationals in New Zealand wanting to return to China, or New Zealanders in China seeking to return home, will look to use these services."
The airline also plans to resume flights to Narita, Tokyo from June 25 with one return service per week. Customers traveling on that service will also be subject to government border controls.© Asia Travel Tips