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SIA and ANZ alliance to start in January

23 Sep 2014 by Clement Huang

Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) and Air New Zealand’s (ANZ) highly anticipated partnership for flights between Singapore and New Zealand will start January 6, 2015, while eligible tickets going on sale this Thursday.

As per the agreement, the alliance will see each fellow Star Alliance member operate one daily return service between Singapore and Auckland.

SIA will also continue to operate once a day on the Singapore – Christchurch route.

The aim of the partnership is to allow both carriers to increase their existing capacity between New Zealand and Singapore by up to 30 per cent annually.

Customers can look forward to increased capacity and additional frequencies between the two countries as well as codeshare connectivity to a further 40 destinations within ANZ’s network. Reciprocally, the New Zealand carrier will place its airline code on a further 50 destinations across the SIA and SilkAir network.

Both carriers are set to upgrade the aircraft operating the services between the two countries: ANZ will deploy the newly-refurbished Boeing 777-200ER on the Auckland–Singapore route, offering Business Premier, premium economy, economy Skycouch and economy class.

Meanwhile, SIA will continue to serve the Singapore–Christchurch route with the retrofitted B777-200ER. However, it will use the Airbus A380 on the Singapore–Auckland service during the Northern Winter season, reverting to the B777-300ER aircraft during northern summer.

For more information, visit singaporeair.com and airnewzealand.co.nz

Clement Huang

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