Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines have entered into a partnership that will increase the airline seat capacity between the two countries by up to 30 per cent. The partnership will also enable the first daily Airbus A380 flights by Singapore Airlines to New Zealand (Auckland).
Under the newly signed agreement, Air Newland will launch daily flights between Auckland and Singapore using Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. Air New Zealand last operated flights to Singapore in 2006.
The new flights are expected to begin in December 2014.
Singapore Airlines’ A380 daily flights will replace its current five-a-week Singapore-Auckland flights using Boeing 777-300ERs. However, the A380S will fly only during peak season with Boeing 777s serving the route in the off-peak season.
Singapore Airlines’ daily Singapore-Christchurch service will also continue as part of the new agreement.
The new alliance, which is subject to regulatory approval, will enable Air New Zealand passengers to fly on code-shared Singapore Airlines flights to South East Asia, the United Kingdom, Europe and Africa as well as the flights of its regional subsidiary, SilkAir.
Singapore Airlines’ customers will also be able to access code-share flights on Air New Zealand’s domestic network as well as to other select international destinations.
If you’re planning a trip around the world, you’ll soon be able to combine flights on Singapore Airlines with a trip to New Zealand. Let us know where you’d like to go and we’ll get back to you with the best pricing for your flights.