Air China alliance

Together we’re opening up more of China.

Air New Zealand operates daily services between Auckland and Shanghai, and Air China operates daily services between Auckland and Beijing. Our alliance with Air China means both services can be easily booked through either airline.

Through the alliance, Air New Zealand customers also receive better access to Air China’s comprehensive domestic network. For Air China customers the alliance enhances access to Air New Zealand’s network, including Australia, Pacific Islands countries and South America, as well as domestic New Zealand flights.

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Member benefits

Air New Zealand and Air China are Star Alliance members, so customers enjoy reciprocal frequent flyer benefits, such as earning and spending loyalty points and lounge access.

For Airpoints™ member information, please see travel benefits with Air China

Seat select

Paid seat select is only available on flights operated by the airline you’re booking through. It is not currently available on codeshare flights operated by other airlines.

Baggage allowance

On services operated by Air China to Beijing, carry on baggage rules are different. Economy passengers can only take 1 x 5kg carry on bag and Business and all Airpoints Gold and Elite members 2 x 8kg carry on bags.

Check baggage is also different, Airpoints Gold and Elite members in economy 1 x 23kg. Elite partner and Koru members are not entitled to additional bags.

Check-in, meals, entertainment, travelling with children

At the airport, you check-in with the operating airline. For information on meals, entertainment, special assistance, travelling with children or infants, or children travelling alone, please contact the operating airline.

Visit the Air China website