China Airlines offers new cargo opportunities for NZ

China Airlines is to operate three flights a week between Taipei and New Zealand’s Christchurch during the country’s summer season from December 2014 to March 2015.


China Airlines offers new cargo opportunities for NZ


China Airlines is to operate three flights a week between Taipei and New Zealand’s Christchurch during the country’s summer season from December 2014 to March 2015.

“This will be the first SkyTeam airline to serve Christchurch and the South Island, which we welcome. The 20 SkyTeam member airlines offer more than 16,000 daily flights to more than 1050 destinations in 177 countries, so this service opens up multiple new outbound destinations for the people of the South Island,” said Christchurch Airport’s CEO Malcolm Johns.

“This service also brings another wide body aircraft into Christchurch, so is great news for the air freight industry. Importantly, China Airlines also provides a great network for exporters to get high value air freight into the fast growing Asian markets quickly. A recent report commissioned by CDC and produced by PWC noted that the South Island is missing out on exporting about 17,000 tonnes of high value air freight exports annually because of the lack of wide body aircraft servicing Christchurch.