Together we're bringing Asia and beyond closer to New Zealand.
Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines will deliver South Island travellers greater choice and increased frequency as part of their joint venture alliance, with Air New Zealand to operate non-stop flights between Christchurch and Singapore from December 2019.
The airline will operate a five times weekly seasonal service between Christchurch and Singapore from 1 December 2019 to 22 February 2020 using new configuration Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Up to now, Singapore Airlines has been operating the seasonal service three times a week, in addition to its daily service between Christchurch and Singapore.
The increase in seasonal services to Christchurch follows approval for the two airlines to extend their alliance for a further five years until March 2024.
In addition to Christchurch services, Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines also offer three daily services between Auckland and Singapore and four times weekly service between Wellington and Singapore via Australia under their joint alliance.
More seats, more destinations
The alliance is providing increased capacity and choice between New Zealand and Singapore.
Air New Zealand is operating Boeing 787-9 aircraft between Auckland and Singapore. On the same route, Singapore Airlines operates Airbus A380s during the northern winter and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft during the northern summer. Singapore Airlines also operates Boeing 777-200ER aircraft between Singapore and Christchurch year round.
The alliance provides Singapore Airlines customers with easy access to Air New Zealand’s domestic network. And for Air New Zealand customers, codeshare flights on the Singapore Airlines and SilkAir networks give access to more than 90 destinations around the world including India, South East Asia, the United Kingdom, Europe and South Africa.
Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines are Star Alliance members, so customers enjoy reciprocal frequent flyer benefits, such as earning and spending loyalty points and lounge access.
With SilkAir, Airpoints™ members can earn and redeem Airpoints Dollars™ on codeshare flights and other services. Status Points can’t be earned on SilkAir operated flights.
For Airpoints™ information, please see:
Seat select is not available when booking on a partner airline.
With codeshare flights this is simple. The allowance of the airline you buy your ticket from applies.
Check-in, meals, entertainment, children and infants
Special meals and children's meals should be organised at the time of booking. Children travelling alone can only travel on Air New Zealand operated flights. For information on meals, entertainment, special assistance, travelling with children or infants, or children travelling alone, please contact the operating airline.
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