From March 2013, Air New Zealand will no longer fly from London Heathrow to Hong Kong. I only found out recently and I'm a bit gutted. I flew with them last year and I was really impressed with the service. Price wise, they were slightly cheaper, but in many ways they were far better than Virgin and Cathay Pacific. The only thing I didn't like about them was the early flight out of Hong Kong. Air New Zealand cites difficult trading, but it is a profitable route. I hope that they will one day change their minds. For now it will be Cathay Pacific or British Airways.