Air New Zealand To Boost Shanghai, HK Service

Air New Zealand will increase services to Shanghai and Hong Kong following strong demand for the airline's new services.

From October 31, 2007 Air New Zealand will operate two additional services per week between Shanghai and Auckland, increasing its weekly operations from three to five services per week.

The airline will also introduce double daily services between Hong Kong and Auckland on Fridays and Sundays from November 30, 2007 to March 2, 2008.

"As we had anticipated, demand for these services is now comfortably strong enough to justify these new services," said Ed Sims, Air New Zealand's group general manager for international airlines.

"Our new daily service to London via Hong Kong has stimulated new business on the Auckland to Hong Kong leg, to the point that we're now able to add two more services over the peak season," he added.