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
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
The airline also plans to resume
flights to Narita, Tokyo from 25 June with one return service per
week. Customers travelling on that
service will also be subject to government border controls.
Air New Zealand,