From your New Zealand family to your Chinese family, enjoy Air New Zealand hospitality and value on your next journey

Air New Zealand operates daily services between Auckland and Shanghai. Our alliance partner Air China operates four times a week between Auckland to Beijing and will increase to daily services from 29 October 2017 to 24 March 2018.


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Experience Air New Zealand’s premium long haul offering

Cuisine and wine

Because relaxing over a good meal is one of life’s great pleasures, we’ve consulted with top food and wine experts to design our menus to reflect the fresh, innovative cuisine of New Zealand. 

We also offer a variety of pre-order special meals to cater for a wide range of dietary and cultural needs including vegetarian oriental Chinese style meals. 

 Our special meals are available to anyone with an Air New Zealand international ticket.  To request a special meal, just let us know when you book or at least 24 hours before your departure. The meal options depend on your flight and fare.



Inflight Entertainment

On our international flights, enjoy hours of entertainment where you can watch what you want, when you want, including Chinese language and Chinese subtitle options.  Start your on-demand entertainment system the moment you take your seat with our gate-to-gate entertainment**.


World renowned Air New Zealand Crew

At Air New Zealand we take pride in our crew members who provide a warm and safe experience for all customers.  We also have some Chinese speaking crew members on-board our non-stop flights from Auckland to Shanghai. 

  • Includes a standard seat , a carry-on bag of up to 7kg, two pieces of checked luggage (up to 23kg each), Airpoints Dollars™ and Status Points on every flight* 
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  • Our innovative Skycouch™ gives the option of extra room. The Skycouch is a row of three Economy seats that together create a flexible space for whatever you want it to be - an area to relax and stretch out in, or for the kids to use as a play area. It’s like having your very own couch on the plane. 
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  • More personal space, free standard seat select , two pieces of carry on (up to 7kg each) , two pieces of checked luggage (up to 23kg each), a higher Airpoints™ Dollars and Status Point earn rate* 
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  • A lie-flat or leather armchair with even more personal space, two pieces of carry on (up to 7kg each), three pieces of checked luggage (up to 23kg each), a higher Airpoints Dollars™ and Status Point earn rate* 
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Together we’ll take you to more of China

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.

 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.

 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.