22 OCTOBER 2018


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Article from BTNews 22 OCTOBER 2018

Singapore, New Zealand link-up

More combined services have been promised by Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand after they were granted regulatory approval to continue their joint venture agreement for another five years.

The alliance began officially on 6 January 2015, marking the return of ANZ to Singapore after an absence of almost eight years. Codeshare flights on both airlines’ services between New Zealand and Singapore went on sale days later.

Since the partnership, which has now been renewed until the end of March 2024, began, the airlines have steadily increased their flight frequency on routes between the two countries.

During the past four years, the carriers have boosted combined seat capacity by more than 25% on the routes and say they now intend to add a third daily flight between Auckland and Singapore on 28 October.

It will be operated by either Air New Zealand or Singapore Airlines depending on the season and will bring the joint total of return flights per week operated between the two countries to 35.

Earlier this year, increasing demand for air travel on key routes to and from Australasia led Qantas and ANA to sign a codeshare deal covering 115 domestic routes in both countries (BTN 4 June).



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