New Zealand: China Eastern & China Southern Flights Starting at €669 from 5 European Cities (Incl. 2×23 Kg Checked Luggage)

Auckland, Neuseeland

SkyTeam member China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines you currently have the opportunity to get to Auckland in New Zealand at a very reasonable price from Europe. Tickets for the return flight start at €669. Two pieces of luggage, each weighing up to 23 kg, are already included in the price. To get the best price, you may need to have a long layover or an overnight stay.

You can book this deal from the following airports:


To enter China for a 24-hour transit, you will not need a visa. For layovers of 144 hours in Shanghai or 72 hours in Guangzhou, you can check if your passport is valid at this link.

You can use our booking form to easily and conveniently find the cheapest dates and be redirected to Skyscanner. Cheapest combinations are already marked in green in the calendar below:

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If you fly with China Southern, you will have a layover in Guangzhou. From Europe, you will fly on China Southern’s Boeing 787 from London and Amsterdam, or Airbus 350 from Rome, both with a 3-3-3 configuration. You will continue your way to Middle Earth New Zealand on China Southern’s Boeing 787 with a 3-3-3 configuration.

With China Eastern, your layover will be in Shanghai. The first leg to China from Rome will be on China Eastern’s Airbus 330 with a 2-4-2 configuration. From London, Paris, and Amsterdam you will fly on Boeing 777 with 3-4-3. If you fly from Madrid, you will fly in the Airbus 350 with a 3-3-3 configuration and from Budapest you will fly on Shanghai Airlines’ Boeing 787 (part of China Eastern) with 3-3-3 configuration The second flight to Auckland will be on China Eastern’s Boeing 787 with a 3-3-3 configuration.

When you fly with China Southern to Auckland, some dates may require an 18-hour layover due to no connecting flights being available earlier because of the schedules. In these cases, you can check with China Southern to see if you are entitled to a complimentary transit hotel.

Search & Book

With China Eastern, there is a maximum stay of twelve months, and with China Southern, a minimum stay of 6 days or an overnight stay on Saturday, and a maximum stay of three months. Availability varies depending on the origin. All the airports have dates available in May and July, but London has extra dates in October and November, and Rome has availability from September to December.

You can find available dates quickly and easily using Google Flights. We recommend booking directly on China Eastern’s or China Southern’s website, but you can find cheaper prices with Skyscanner. However, booking on OTAs has its downsides.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:

Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.

This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.

Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.

This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.

Miles & Points

The tickets are issued in booking class T with China Eastern and China Southern. These are the miles and points you will earn with China Eastern from Rome to Auckland:

  • 6,910 Award Miles + 48 XP on Flying Blue
  • 6,910 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
  • 6,910 Miles on Aerolíneas Argentinas AerolíneasPlus
  • 6,910 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 6,910 Miles on CSA OK Plus
  • 6,910 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
  • 6,910 Miles on Vietnam Airlines Lotusmiles
  • 6,910 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 6,910 Miles on Air Europa Suma
  • 6,910 Award Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 5,760 RDM + 1,152 MQD on Delta SkyMiles
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And these are the miles and points you will earn with China Southern from Rome to Auckland:

  • 5,734 Award Miles on Flying Blue
  • 5,734 Award Miles on Vietnam Airlines Lotusmiles
  • 5,734 RDM + 1,146 MQD on Delta SkyMiles
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