Auckland to Houston long haul service canned

Fri, 01 Jun 2012

By Pam Graham June 1 (BusinessDesk) – A new direct flight from Auckland to Texas, hailed as a great development for New Zealand tourism, is being canned before it began. Continental Airlines signalled in May 2010 that it wanted to fly from Houston to Auckland, testing the limits of Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner to open a direct route from the middle of the United States to New Zealand to compete with flights direct from Auckland to cities on the west coast. The service was seen as a great opportunity for New Zealand to attract more visitors fr...

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