A new air service to Taipei is expected to inject $50 million into New Zealand's economy.
China Airlines will be flying to Taipei via Sydney four times a week from the end of October.
The airline already flies from Auckland to Taipei via Brisbane three times a week, meaning there will now be a daily connection between New Zealand and Taiwan.
Auckland Airport spokesman Glenn Wedlock says the announcement marks a significant step towards stronger trade and tourism links between the two countries.
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