Tianjin Airlines Launches the First Flight from Auckland to Tianjin Via Chongqing

Tianjin Airlines has launched a new service between Auckland and Tianjin via Chongqing, offering business travellers better connectivity between central and northeastern China and Auckland.

The Tianjin Auckland service operates three times a week, using a 260-seat Airbus A330. The flight operates with two classes of service, with 18 business class seats and 142 seats in economy class. All seats have a personal in-flight entertainment system available throughout the flight.

The outbound service departs from Auckland Airport every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 21:30, arriving at Chongqing at 5:45 the following morning. After a three-hour layover, it departs at 8:40 and arrive at Tianjin at 11:05.

The return flight departs from Tianjin at 20:10 and arrives at Chongqing at 23:00, and departs at 1:00 after a three-hour layover to arrive at Auckland at 18:30.

The Chinese carrier has ambitious plans to expand its international network, with Moscow and London already links to the city of Tianjin, and with plans for destinations in Australia to follow.

Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, is an increasingly important destination for travellers from China due to its strong export trade, agricultural and educational links.

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