Air New Zealand launches Christchurch-Auckland service with 787 to support South Island exports

    Air New Zealand announced (13-May-2020) plans to commence three times weekly Christchurch-Auckland cargo and passenger service with Boeing 787-9 on 14-May-2020. The service is intended to cater for significant demand from freight forwarders and exporters in New Zealand‘s South Island. The carrier will provide international cargo connections via Auckland to Australia, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Shanghai and Tokyo Narita. The service will be operated as part of a support agreement between Air New Zealand and the Ministry of Transport.