On 4 August 2019, the Minister of Transport agreed to reauthorise the North Asia Alliance Agreement between Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific until 31 October 2024.

The Minister of Transport first authorised the Alliance Agreement on 1 November 2012, and reauthorised the agreement on 26 August 2015 for a period ending 31 October 2019.

Under the alliance, the two airlines coordinate their capacity, scheduling and pricing on services between Auckland and Hong Kong, and ‘feeder routes’ (the New Zealand domestic part of a route that connects to a flight between Auckland and Hong Kong).

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View the application to the Minister of Transport. [PDF, 1.1 MB]

The following submissions have been received in response to the application:

 Ministry of Transport advice to the Minister