Written on 15th December 2017

Air New Zealand & Singapore Airlines boost Auckland-Singapore services

Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines announced they will jointly launch a third daily flight between Auckland and Singapore from 28th October 2018. This will boost capacity on the route by up to 40 percent and add more than 165,000 seats annually between the two cities. The additional service, along with a revision of current schedules, will shorten connection times and improve connectivity through the Singapore hub. The new service will operate daily during the peak Northern Winter season (28 October 2018 - 30 March 2019), and five times per week during the Northern Summer season (31 March 2019 - 26 October 2019). During peak months the airlines will jointly operate a total of 35 return services a week between Singapore and New Zealand, including Christchurch and Wellington flights. Under their joint venture alliance that took effect in January 2015 the airlines will continue to operate one daily return service each on the Auckland-Singapore route, with a third service operated by Singapore Airlines during the Northern Winter season and Air New Zealand during the Northern Summer season. Air New Zealand will operate its new configuration 787-9 aircraft, offering more Premium Economy and Business Premier seats than its current 787-9 fleet. Singapore Airlines will operate a mix of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777-300ERs, depending on the season. The new joint service and revised flight schedules are subject to regulatory approvals. Source: Air New Zealand