On 1 November 2012, the Minister of Transport authorised a 'North Asia Alliance Agreement' and a code-share agreement between Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific.

The agreements provide for:

  • a broad scheduling, pricing and capacity coordination arrangement covering:
    • all New Zealand to Hong Kong sectors operated by either airline (the Alliance Routes)
    • feeder routes, being the domestic New Zealand sector of an international route comprising an Alliance Route plus a domestic New Zealand sector connecting to an Alliance Route as part of an international itinerary
  • a free-sell code-share on the Alliance Routes
  • revenue allocation on the Alliance Routes


View the application from Air New Zealand [PDF, 282 KB]


View the report to the Minister of Transport [PDF, 683 KB]


View the submissions received from industry stakeholders