Auckland Airport welcomes increase in air service access rights with China

25 November 2014

Auckland Airport welcomes the new Memorandum of Understanding between New Zealand and China that sees significant improvements in air service access rights between the two countries.

Charles Spillane, Auckland Airport’s general manager corporate affairs, says he is delighted with the new agreement as it reinforces the commitment both countries have to continuing to strengthen their relationship.

“The new Memorandum of Understanding agrees to a doubling of capacity under the current air services agreement, with the maximum number of flights between New Zealand and China increasing from 21 to 42 per week, per country,” says Mr Spillane.

“This is a great outcome for our tourism industry and our economy as it allows for increased air services between New Zealand and China, one of our fastest growing tourism markets.”

“This Memorandum of Understanding is a fantastic result and will be critical to ensuring the continued growth of the Chinese market. We congratulate the Ministry of Transport on this significant achievement,” finishes Mr Spillane.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Bali last week by representatives from both countries.


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