Commencing on December 21, 2016, Chinese carrier Tianjin Airlines will operate non-stop Chongqing–Auckland service three times a week using Airbus 260-seat A330 aircraft. The outbound flight is scheduled to depart from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 00:30, arriving at Auckland at 18:00 (13.5 hour flight time) and the return flight departs from Auckland at 21:00, arriving at Chongqing at 05:30 the following morning (12.5 hours).
Chongqing–Auckland is the first New Zealand route from Chongqing. It is also the first time that Tianjin Airlines has set foot in the Oceania region. Introductory fares on the route will be only CNY 500 (about NZD 102) for aone-way ticket, and CNY 660 (about NZD 135) for a round-way ticket (the above does NOT include tax), which is quite a low discount for passengers. You can buy tickets through authorized agents in New Zealand.