International Airlines Serving New Zealand


The following international airlines currently serve New Zealand (IATA two-letter code)(period of service):

New Zealand International Airlines

Air New Zealand (NZ)(1940-) - name changed from Tasman Empire Airways (TEAL) in 1965 (TE) - includes Zeal 320

Pacific Blue (DJ)(2004-) - a Single Aviation Market (SAM) airline and subsidiary of Virgin Blue

Foreign Airlines Operating Aircraft to New Zealand

Aerolineas Argentinas (AR)(1985-) - the airline also has a New Zealand site

Air Caledonie International (SB)(1987-)

Air Pacific (FJ)(1974-)

Air Tahiti Nui (TN)(2000-)

Air Vanuatu (NF)(1989-)

Tasman Cargo Airlines (HJ)(1997-) - (formerly Asian Express) an Australian cargo airline working for DHL

Cargolux Airlines International (CV)(1999-)  

Cathay Pacific (CX)(1983-84, 1984-)

Emirates Airline (EK)(2003-)

Jetstar Airways (JQ)(2005-) - a subsidiary of Qantas

Korean Air (KE)(1993-)

LAN Airlines (LA)(Code-share 1996-2000, 2002-) - name changed from LanChile

Malaysia Airlines (MH)(1989-)

Pacific Blue Airlines (Aust) (DJ)(2005-) - a subsidiary of Virgin Blue

Polynesian Blue (DJ)(2005-)

Qantas Airways (QF)(1961-)

Royal Brunei Airlines (BI)(2003-)

Singapore Airlines (SQ)(1976-)

Singapore Airlines Cargo (SQ)(2001-)

Thai Airways International (TG)(1987-)

International Airlines Serving New Zealand on a Code-Share Only Basis

Air Canada (AC)(1998-) - on UA and NZ aircraft

Air China (CA)(Own-aircraft 2000-2001, Code-share 2007-) - on NZ aircraft

American Airlines (AA)(1970-1974, 1990-1992, 1995-) - on QF aircraft

Austrian (OS)(2003-) - on NZ aircraft

British Airways (BA)(1963-) - on QF and CX aircraft

China Eastern (MU)(2008) - on QF aircraft

Delta Air Lines (DL)(2003-) - on KE aircraft

Etihad Airways NEW (EY)(2009-) - on QF aircraft 

Japan Airlines (JL)(1980-) - on NZ aircraft

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL)(2000-) - on MH aircraft

Lufthansa German Airlines (LH)(Cargo own-aircraft 2001-2003, Cargo code-share 1991-2005, Pax. codeshare 1995-) - on NZ, SQ and TG aircraft

Mexicana (MX)(1999-) - on NZ aircraft

Scandinavian Airlines System (SK)(2007-) - on TG aircraft

Shanghai Airlines (FM)(2007-) - on NZ aircraft

United Airlines (UA)(Own-aircraft 1986-2003, Code-share 2003-) - on NZ aircraft - took over from Pan American

US Airways (US)(2007-) - on NZ aircraft


The following airline has New Zealand Government approvals to operate air services from New Zealand to Fiji (IATA two-letter code):

Airwork (??) 


The following international airlines served New Zealand in the past (IATA two-letter code)(period of scheduled service):

Past New Zealand International Airlines (Draft)

Freedom Air International WBM (SJ)(1996-2008) - an Air New Zealand subsidiary

Kiwi Travel International Airlines (KC)(1995-1996) - based in Hamilton

Southern World Airlines (5L)(1991-1991) - a cargo airline based in Auckland

Foreign Airlines that Once Operated Aircraft to New Zealand (Draft)

Air France (AF)(1993-1994)

Air Nauru (ON)(1979-1995) - now trading as Our Airline

Air Rarotonga (GZ)(1988-1990) - used a Hawaiian Airlines aircraft

Ansett Australia (AN)(1998-2000) - cargo operation wet-leasing an aircraft from Kitty Hawk

Asiana Airlines (OZ)(2003-2005)

British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines (BP)(1947-1953)

Canadian Airlines International WBM (CP)(1949-1969, 1985-1999)

China Airlines (CI)(2000-2001)

Continental Airlines (CO)(1979-1993)

EVA Air (BR)(1993-2008)

Evergreen International Airlines (EZ)(1995-2001)

Federal Express (FM)(1989-19??) - took over from Flying Tiger Line

Flying Tiger Line (FT)(1988-1989)

Garuda Indonesia (GA)(1988-2006)

Hawaiian Airlines (HA)(1987-1990)

Lufthansa Cargo (LH)(2003-2005)

Niue Airlines (FN)(1990-1991) - used a wet-leased Solomon Islands aircraft

Norfolk Jet Express WBM (YE)(2004-2004)

Pan American (PA)(1940-1941, 1946-1986)

Polar Air Cargo (PO)(1995-1998, 1999-2001, 2002-2003)

Polynesian Airlines WBM (PH)(1978-2005)

Royal Tongan Airlines WBM (WR)(1991-2004)

Solomon Airlines (IE)(1990-1998, Code-share 2004-2005) - on NF aircraft

Transports Aeriens Intercontinentaux (TI)(1957?-1965?) - taken over by UTA

UTA (UT)(1965?-1993) - taken over by Air France

International Airlines that Once Operated on a Code-Share Only Basis to New Zealand (Draft)

Ansett Australia (AN)(1995-2001) - Ansett International on NZ aircraft

Mandarin Airlines (AE)(1992-2000) - on NZ aircraft

Trans World Airlines (TW)(1998-) - mail on NZ aircraft

International Airlines that Once Operated on a Non-Scheduled Only Basis to New Zealand (Draft)

All Nippon Airways (NH)(February 2004) 

China Eastern (MU)(2 December 2003 - 31 January 2004)

Britannia Airways (BY)(1990-2000) - summers only - now renamed ThomsonFly

China Southwest Airlines (SZ)(1999) - operated three flights

Pegasus Airlines (PG)(1999-2000) - services marketed by K2000

Canada 3000 (2T)(1998-2001) - summers only - was last approved for 4 November 2001 - 30 April 2002

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