Anyone heading to China this summer just got an early Christmas present from China Southern Airlines – more opportunities to fly direct to Guangzhou.
As of November 1, the company will be running daily flights between Guangzhou and Auckland, increasing from three times a week.
Auckland Airport general manager aeronautical commercial, Glenn Wedlock, says this is great news for the travel industry. “It should provide an estimated $100 million boost to the New Zealand economy. The new China Southern Airlines services arrive after the Rugby World Cup and just in time for our high season, which will help us to drive the 20 per cent plus growth we have been seeing in this market.”
The additional 90,000 seats a year reflect the high market demand and the confidence China Southern Airlines has in growing its trade and travel partnership with New Zealand.
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