Tianjin Airlines to fly from Auckland

Tianjin Airlines to Launch the First Chinese Flights from Auckland to Two Major Chinese Cities Tianjin Airlines Company Limited (“Tianjin Airlines”) which is Auckland’s Chinese carrier will launch the first Chinese flights from Auckland to Chongqing and Tianjin of China in December 2016 . The flights will operate between Tianjin , Chongqing and Auckland three times a week using an A330 aircraft. It will be the first Oceania route for Tianjin Airlines, which plans […]

Cathay Pacific launches Madrid route with specials

Cathay Pacific is celebrating the launch of its Hong Kong – Madrid route today (02 June) with special fares for Kiwis from NZD$2,069 economy return on sale until the end of June. These special fares are available for travel departures between 15 October – 30 November 2016. Kiwi travellers can now enjoy a one-stop itinerary […]

Air China Introduces Prepaid Excess Baggage

On July 17, Air China became the first domestic carrier to introduce prepaid excess baggage fee service on routes to North America. For passengers on Air China-operated North American flights arriving in or departing from Beijing, if the number of pieces of their checked baggage exceeds the allowance, they can pay in advance for their […]

Smart China deal for tourism businesses

Chinese visitors will find it easier to spend their money in New Zealand as a result of a new partnership announced today between the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) and Smartpay. Smartpay’s Eftpos terminals are amongst only a few in New Zealand that accept UnionPay, the card preferred by most Chinese travellers, says TIA […]

China Southern’s Dreamliner May Be First to NZ

China Southern Airlines will deploy one of its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners on its Guangzhou-Auckland route this summer as part of a major route upgrade in the region. “We think the 228-seat Dreamliner is ideal for the Auckland route and have decided to bring it on line on December 4 to see how it goes,” […]

Cathay Pacific’s China Pass

Cathay Pacific has launched a new China Pass, in conjunction with its normal airfares to China, offering special fares on domestic sectors within China so that passengers and agents can create multi destination itineraries to and within China. Cathay Pacific, along with partner airline, Dragonair, offers flights to 23 destinations across China. By using Dragonair […]

Banyan Tree’s first in North China

Banyan Tree Spa, the award-winning Asian spa operator marked its inaugural presence in Northern China with the launch of the Spa at Banyan Tree Tianjin Riverside. Nestled in the historic port city which is China’s sixth largest city, Banyan Tree Spa Tianjin Riverside offers spa aficionados a range of time-honoured Asian healing therapies and Chinese-inspired […]

Enhanced China visas

PM John Key says a new arrangement between China and New Zealand will reduce the cost of business travel. From July this year, New Zealand business visitors to China will be able to get three-year multiple-entry visas that allow them to stay for up to 30 days on any one visit. Radio New Zealand quotes […]

Visa deal for frequent flyers

Immigration New Zealand has renewed an agreement with China Southern Airlines that allows CZ Gold and Silver frequent flyer card holders to apply for a visa without evidence of sufficient funds to support themselves, as long as they can show their flight records over the previous two years. Immigration New Zealand head Nigel Bickle said […]

Kenya To Guangzhou Via Bangkok

Kenya Airways has announced the commencement on April 1, 2013 of daily flights between Guangzhou and Nairobi via Bangkok, boosting the connections between Africa and China. The daily flights will be departing from the airline’s hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.