India has also been approached to start direct flights to New Zealand.
This follows a new agreement with China that will triple direct flights to and from New Zealand .
India New Zealand Business Council chairman Wenceslaus Anthony says talked to India's civil aviation minister about the need for direct flights between Indian and New Zealand.
"A direct flight between India and New Zealand would be a great boost not necessarily in terms of movement of cargo but also movements of people."
Wenceslaus Anthony says Anthony says the Indian Government is looking into the commercial viability of direct flights here.