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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Another new International Airline to New Zealand

Hot on the heels of Air Asia X commencing services to Christchurch last weekend, China Southern Airlines (IATA: CZ ICAO: CSN "China Southern")  inagurated services to Auckland from 09 April with the arrival of their Airbus A330-200 B-6059 direct from Guangzhou/Canton.   The service will initially operate three times per week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

China Southern is one of the world's largest airlines with 420 aircraft flying to 172 cities across 30 countries and the reportedly carried 76.5 million passengers in 2010.   They operate 10 Airbus A330-200 aircraft with another 12 on order and also operate 8 -300 series A330's.

The carrier flew a charter flight to Auckland on 05 February this year with Airbus A330-300 B-6086

Colin Hunter photo

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