On 26 May 2010 Continental Airlines (CO) announced that it plans to operate its new B787-8 aircraft non-stop between Houston and Auckland from 16 November 2011. Auckland Airport also issued a statement welcoming its returning customer.
Continental and United Airlines (UA) announced on 3 May 2010 that they proposed to merge. On 27 May 2010 the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on the issues raised by the proposed merger. Committees of the US Senate and House of Representatives have also held hearings. On 27 July 2010 the merger received a clearance from the European Commission but is still awaiting a decision from the US regulatory authorities, in this case the Department of Justice.
On 21 June 2010 Jetstar announced that Jetstar Airways would be operating non-stop services between Singapore and Auckland using A330 aircraft on behalf of Jetstar Asia (3K) from 18 March 2011.
On 28 July 2010 Aircargo Asia-Pacific reported that Cargolux (CV) is suspending it operations to Australia and New Zealand. The last flight will operate on 28/29 August 2010.