An influx of new airlines and air services is profiting the whole industry, with on-the-ground operators set to benefit the most. TIA is a forceful advocate for improved air connectivity.
In April 2017, the Ministry of Transport agreed to remove conditions around an Air New Zealand and United Airlines alliance, creating a more even playing field on the Auckland - LA route. Read their decision. This was something TIA had supported. Read more.
Air services announced which TIA supported include:
- a daily non-stop American Airlines service between Auckland and Los Angeles from June, in conjunction with joint venture partner Qantas. Download our submission.
- the Air New Zealand and Air China alliance. Air China's inaugural service from Beijing to Auckland International Airport landed in December 2015, restoring the direct link last flown by Air New Zealand three years ago. Download our submission.