Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Time right for direct air services between India and Auckland says airport boss

Auckland Airport says there is scope for direct air services between Auckland and India.

Business groups have also called for direct links with one urging Air India to redeploy one of its 10 services to Sydney and Melbourne to Auckland.

The airline has Boeing 777 aircraft that have the range to link the New Zealand city with Mumbai or Delhi.

In a paper released at Auckland Airport' travel summit today, the company's chief executive Adrian Littlewood said for Indian tourists, travelling to New Zealand was a significant undertaking.

"It's a long journey involving at least one stopover and considerable expense when compared with other destination choices."
09/05/17 Grant Bradley/nzherald