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Thu, 15 Aug 2019

Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines to Increase Flights Between Auckland and Changi

Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines, joint venture partners, have unveiled plans to boost capacity between Auckland and Singapore with an additional 35,000 seats between the end of March and October, commencing in 2020.

Air New Zealand will increase its frequency from 12 to 14 services per week on its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft from 29 March 2020 to 24 October 2020, bringing the total number of services the two alliance partners operate to 21 per week.

Singapore Airlines will also deploy its larger A380 aircraft to meet strong demand over the Easter 2020 peak, replacing its scheduled Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 reg: ZK-NZF. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

Air New Zealand Chief Strategy Networks and Alliances Officer, Nick Judd, said, “These increases will allow customers the option of three daily, year-round flights between Auckland and Singapore, giving customers more options to travel point to point, as well as onwards to a range of destinations throughout India, Europe and South East Asia via Singapore. Tourism from New Zealand to Singapore has increased by 12 percent in the last year, and we are pleased to be growing our services and ultimately offering our customers greater choice when it comes to travelling between New Zealand and Singapore.”

Singapore Airlines Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Mr Tan Kai Ping, said, “Thanks to the joint venture we are, together, able to cater for the growing demand for travel to and from New Zealand that we have seen over the past 12 months. We are very pleased to be working closely with Air New Zealand to deliver a greater number of travel options to our customers between Singapore and New Zealand.”

This latest news follows recent capacity increases on the Christchurch – Singapore and Wellington – Singapore routes announced in the last six months, which are also part of the Joint Venture agreement between the two airlines.

Tickets for the new Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines operated service went on sale this week.

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