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New tourism industry partnerships Wednesday, 1 June 2016

INZ is pleased to announce new partnerships with two major Chinese Airlines – Air China and China Eastern Airlines.

Air China operates direct flight services between Beijing and Auckland, and China Eastern between Shanghai and Auckland.

From 01 June 2016, Air China Gold and Platinum status frequent flyers and China Eastern Gold and Silver status frequent flyers will receive streamlined visa processing from INZ, making it even easier for them to apply for a New Zealand visitor visa.

All applicants will still need to meet health and character requirements, and INZ has worked with each airline to put a robust processes in place to ensure that all visa applicants who submit visa applications under these streamlined arrangements meet the necessary requirements.

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