Air New Zealand and United Airlines have submitted an application for authorisation of a Side Agreement to the Alliance Expansion Agreement previously entered into between the applicants and authorised by the Ministry of Transport in 2002.

The Ministry sought submissions on the application and received responses from Tourism New Zealand, Auckland Airport, Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Christchurch International Airport Limited. The four submissions can be read below.

Report and Authorisation

On 7 November 2016, the Minister of Transport authorised the Side Agreement.

View the report to the Minister of Transport.

With regard to paragraph 21, we note that co-ordination extends to Auckland-Houston and Auckland-Los Angeles connecting services.


View the application from Air New Zealand and United Airlines. [PDF, 657 KB]


The following submissions were received in response to the application: