Air New Zealand (Air NZ) plans to launch a year-round Auckland-Manila service in December, subject to regulatory approvals.

The thrice-weekly service will be served non-stop using Boeing 767-300ERs, says the Star Alliance carrier.

FlightMaps Analytics shows that Air NZ will compete with Philippine Airlines (PAL) between the two cities, where PAL already operates a Manila-Cairns-Auckland service.

Source: Cirium Dashboard