Air New Zealand has confirmed plans to reduce
capacity on its Shanghai route throughout April, and its Hong Kong
route through April and May.
The Shanghai services were previously suspended until 29
March as a consequence of international travel bans affecting crew
logistics and customer bookings.
From 30 March, Shanghai services will be adjusted
from seven return services per week to a return service every
second day through to 30 April.
Hong Kong services, currently
operated by Cathay Pacific, will resume on Air New Zealand
aircraft from 29 March and will be adjusted from seven return
services per week to four return services per week from 21 April -
Air New Zealand Chief Revenue Officer, Cam Wallace,
said, "We have this week conveyed to officials in China our
intention to resume services from April subject to the current
travel restrictions being lifted and the appropriate medical
advice from the New Zealand Ministry of Health and our own Medical
Team. We are grateful for officials' understanding of our
temporary suspension of Shanghai services. Clearly, the coronavirus has had an impact on
bookings into Shanghai and Hong Kong, and our schedule for April
and May will reflect this with a lower flight frequency."
Air New Zealand,