Air New Zealand will increase its international capacity to China and Japan for the upcoming Northern Winter schedule. The national carrier’s China capacity for the November 2011-March 2012 period will rise 21.6%, with increased frequencies to Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. Capacity on the Auckland-Beijing route will expand 38.6% with the addition of a third year-round Boeing 777-200 service from early December. Air NZ’s Auckland-Shanghai route meanwhile, will have a capacity increase of 22.7%, with the addition of a fourth B777-200 service operating between December and March. The overnight service from Auckland to Hong Kong will see a 15.6% capacity expansion, with the launch of daily with B777-200 services from November to mid-December, increasing to nine services per week from mid-December.