The airline said today that it would be adding an Auckland-Beijing return service from December 6 and an Auckland-Shanghai return service during the peak summer season from December 11 to March 18 2012.This will increase Air New Zealand flights to China to a daily service 3x Beijing and 4x Shanghai.
They have announced this on the back of an increase of 20% in visitor numbers from China. But some armchair pundits on the internet will not be happy with this, as this increase is generally in tour groups that fly discount economy, and not the premium seats in which ANZ make their profits on each route. But if it is working for Air New Zealand and as long as they dont loose money on the routes, I am all for them increasing to a daily service to China.
Read the full article on the increase from the NZ Herald HERE