Air New Zealand Defers Launch

Cites Regulatory Approval Delays

4 July 2016

Air New Zealand has announced that there will be delay on the proposed launch of its direct flight service between Auckland and Manila in the Philippines.

The airline had said that it is planning to launch direct service to Manila from December 2016 with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft thrice a week.

Air New Zealand said administrative delays has caused the airline to defer the launch of its direct service without elaborating further.

It is well known however that slot allocaton in Manila has been noted as the stumbling block for the airline to operate on their desired time schedule.


  1. Does PAL have anything to do with this? I would welcome Air NZ very much than fly PAL on their very cramped A320 and mediocre inflight service.