Air New Zealand to operate direct service from Auckland to Taipei from November 2018

Air New Zealand will begin operating non-stop flights between Auckland (AKL) and Taipei (TPE) from November 2018 on their Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner planes. The flag carrier of New Zealand will fly up to five times a week between AKL and TPE under flight number NZ77 and NZ78.

 Photo Credit: Air New Zealand

Photo Credit: Air New Zealand

The flight time is expected to be just over 11 hours and the new direct route will encourage even more tourist activity to both cities.

  • NZ77: Departs AKL at 10:35AM | Arrives TPE at 4:50PM
  • NZ78: Departs TPE at 6:30PM | Arrives AKL at 10:20AM (+1)
 Photo Credit: Air New Zealand

Photo Credit: Air New Zealand

Providing a non-stop service to Taipei will also enable more Kiwis to explore this destination. Taipei is a culturally diverse city renowned for its food scene, lively night markets, traditional temples and busy shopping streets – all crowned by the Taipei 101 skyscraper that dominates the city’s skyline. Beyond Taipei there are nine national parks offering nature experiences and activities such as hiking and biking as well as beautiful beaches.
— Christopher Luxon