Boeing 787 China Southern Airlines fly to Auckland

China Southern Airlines will increase flights increasing Guangzhou - Auckland start from December 04, 2013 to March 01, 2014, which sees the Skyteam member increasing overall service from 7 to 10 weekly, during the 2013/2014 peak summer season using its newly-delivered Boeing 787-8 aircraft for the three additional flights. The flights will be New Zealand’s first 787 scheduled service.

Auckland Airport has focused heavily on growing connections between New Zealand and China. During the 2013 Chinese New Year Auckland Airport saw a record high volume of Chinese passengers, with the new services expected to increase that further. The airport recorded  a 30 per cent increase in arrivals – or almost 50,000 more visitors – from China for the year ending May 2013.

The additional flights will see an extra 18,000 seats on the Guangzhou to Auckland route between Dec 4 2013 and Feb 28 2014.

Route & Scheduled Boeing 787 China Southern Airlines
Update July 19, 2013 as follows:
Service Flight Number Departs Arrives Day
Guangzhou - Auckland CZ335 14:30 07:00+1 3,5,7
Auckland - Guangzhou CZ336 10:00 17:00 1,4,6
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival.

Photo by Danny Lee