Star Alliance members Air China and Air New Zealand today (01SEP15) announced planned service launch on Beijing – Auckland route, due to commence on 10DEC15. Air China will be operating this route on daily, using Airbus A330-200 aircraft, with Air New Zealand placing its NZ code on this route. This route was previously served by Air New Zealand from July 2008 to June 2012.
Planned schedule as follow.
CA783/NZ3888 PEK0040 – 1810AKL 330 D
CA784/NZ3889 AKL2000 – 0430+1PEK 330 D
Reservation for this route under CA code opened after 0410GMT, while NZ code flight numbers will open for reservation soon, although operational schedule is being displayed in GDS.