I would like to see JAL return or ANA fly there. I know they both operate charters throughout the year to AKL
. When I was last in AKL
in April, there was an ANA B744 that was operatng a series of flights Japan-Auckland, and onto Samoa or one of the other nearby islands.
Air China did fly Beijing-Shanghai-Sydney-Auckland at one point , twice a week B744 service sometime around 2000, but it only lasted like 6 months the most.
China Eastern would also be another likely contender. At AKL
I saw some special check in counters for them, must have been a special series of charters from Shanghai.
Also, does EVA Air fly their own planes there, or is it a code share purely on NZ
Would be nice to see UA
With SAA joining Star, perhaps there might be some codeshare with NZ
, like extend the JNB
, or launch JNB
could do with a direct feed to South Africa. There is a very large South African population in NZ
I would like to see Varig fly to AKL
. Star could do with a feed between the Pacific and South America, and a code share with NZ
would work well. But can their 777s make it? However, I doubt RG
are in any fit financial shape to take on a route like this.