Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand have confirmed 6 January 2015 as the launch date for their alliance, with codeshare flights going on sale on both airlines’ services between Singapore and New Zealand on 25 September.
The News on the Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand Alliance
The alliance will see the Star Alliance carriers operating one return service each per day on the Singapore-Auckland route and Singapore Airlines operating a daily return service between Singapore and Christchurch. The eventual aim is to increase capacity on the routes by 30% over the next year.
You” be able to see increased capacity and additional frequencies between the two countries as well as codeshare connectivity to a further 40 destinations in the Air New Zealand network. In turn, Air New Zealand will codeshare to a further 50 destinations on the Singapore Airlines and SilkAir network.
Changes for KrisFlyer Members?
Air New Zealand is changing its award chart to reflect the new alliance, but as yet I can’t see a change in the Singapore Airlines charts yet, you can find them both here:
Codeshare Schedule and Destinations
The combined Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand schedule from 6 January 2015 will be as follows and the current codeshare destinations I’ve listed out below for Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer members – but I suspect this will be updated in due course.
- Auckland ↔ Adelaide
- Auckland ↔ Brisbane
- Auckland ↔ Christchurch
- Auckland ↔ Dunedin
- Auckland ↔ Melbourne
- Auckland ↔ New Plymouth
- Auckland ↔ Palmerston North
- Auckland ↔ Queenstown
- Auckland ↔ Sydney
- Auckland ↔ Wellington
- Christchurch ↔ Brisbane
- Christchurch ↔ Dunedin
- Christchurch ↔ Melbourne
- Christchurch ↔ Queenstown
- Christchurch ↔ Sydney
- Christchurch ↔ Wellington
- Wellington ↔ Melbourne
- Wellington ↔ Sydney
The list of Air New Zealand codeshares is already available here
Aircraft to be Operated on Singapore to New Zealand Routes
Under the alliance Air New Zealand will operate newly refurbished Boeing 777-200 aircraft on the Auckland-Singapore route featuring Business Premier, Premium Economy, Economy Skycouch and Economy seating.
Singapore Airlines will continue to operate retrofitted Boeing 777-200ER aircraft on the Singapore-Christchurch route. Airbus A380s will be used on the Singapore-Auckland route during the Northern Winter operating season, reverting to Boeing 777-300ERs during Northern Summer.
I’ve included the two press release below for information: