With 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 Rome. Tickets for the return flight start at €592. 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.
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:
If you fly with China Southern, you will have a layover in Guangzhou, with both flights being operated by China Southern’s Boeing 787 with a 3-3 configuration. If you fly with China Eastern, your layover will be in Shanghai. The first leg to China will be on China Eastern’s Airbus 330 with a 2-4-2 configuration, and the second flight will be on China Eastern’s 787 with a 3-3-3 configuration.
If 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.
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According to the fare rules, these tickets can be booked between February and June. However, due to the low price, it can be assumed that the availability of this fare will be exhausted much more quickly. 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.
You can find available dates quickly and easily using Google Flights.
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 Melbourne:
- 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
- 5,760 RDM + 1,152 MQD on Delta SkyMiles
And these are the miles and points you will earn with China Southern from Rome to Melbourne:
- 5,190 Award Miles + 44 XP on Flying Blue
- 5,190 Award Miles on Vietnam Airlines Lotusmiles
- 5,190 RDM + 1,038 MQD on Delta SkyMiles
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