Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand have announced they will extend their strategic agreement for a further three years.
The agreement, which was due to expire on October 31, 2016, will now continue until October 31, 2019 offering passengers travelling between Auckland and Hong Kong a range of benefits.
The partnership enhances connectivity between both carriers’ networks; it allows passengers flying the Auckland-Hong Kong route to redeem frequent flyer benefits on either carrier, as well as increasing the choice of daily flights between the destinations.
For the winter peak season, the carriers will increase operation from two to three return daily services between Hong Kong and Auckland.
“We are very pleased to continue the strategic agreement with Air New Zealand which enables us to offer travellers greater convenience and more connection opportunities to destinations in mainland China via Hong Kong and beyond Auckland. Consumers will continue to benefit from a wider choice of fares between the two gateway cities,” said Cathay Pacific chief executive, Ivan Chu.