Auckland International airport has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mumbai’s Chhtrapati Shivaji International airport on forming a sister airport relationship.
The agreement’s objectives include increasing air links and tourism between India and New Zealand.
“Within India, Mumbai is a key market for New Zealand and we believe this sister airport relationship with Mumbai International Airport will facilitate further traffic growth between the two key hubs through joint ventures,” says Auckland airport's general manager for aeronautical commercial Glenn Wedlock. “We will also be working closely together to stimulate more Indian visitor arrivals to New Zealand in the peak Indian travel times of May and December, thus increasing growth in New Zealand’s shoulder tourism season.”
Innovata schedules show that there are no flights now operating between India and New Zealand.