The inaugural flight of Hainan Airlines´ new non-stop service took off from Shenzhen Bao´an International Airport in China and landed at Auckland Airport in New Zealand on December 30, 2016, following an 11-hour journey, the company said.
The new service is expected to provide convenient transportation for political, economic, and cultural exchanges as well as promote cooperation and common prosperity between the two regions. Further, it complements the airline´s intercontinental network and adds to the number of convenient choices for passengers flying internationally.
The aircraft serving the Shenzhen-Auckland route are all wide-body Airbus A330s with spacious cabins. The airline provides its Business Class passengers with 180-degree, 74″-long, lie-flat seating with in-seat massage function, a wide HD LCD screen, an individual touch screen LCD TV and an adjustable reading light complemented by an airborne cuisine menu that includes a variety of both Western and Oriental style meal choices.
Hainan Airlines Company Limited is an airline headquartered in Haikou, Hainan, People´s Republic of China.