Air NZ and SIA to continue collaboration

The two carriers have received regulatory approval to extend their joint venture alliance, Janie Medbury reports.

BOTH airlines, who have enjoyed a 10-year partnership, have welcomed New Zealand’s Associate Minister of Transport Matt Doocey’s decision to reauthorise their joint venture alliance for another five years until March 2029.

Following this extension, and subject to regulatory approval, Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines will operate a total of four daily seasonal services between Auckland and Singapore from 27 October 2024 to 29 March 2025, offering greater connectivity and choice for customers during the peak holiday season.

“Since the alliance was launched at the beginning of 2015, the two flag carriers have together carried over 4.6 million passengers between New Zealand, Singapore and beyond,” Air New Zealand Chief Transformation and Alliances Officer, Mike Williams, said.

“The partnership gives New Zealanders access to the world on Singapore Airlines’ vast network beyond the Singapore gateway into destinations in Europe, India and Southeast Asia.

“With the partnership extended for a further five years, together with Singapore Airlines, we can continue to stimulate trade and tourism, and provide customers with greater choice and connectivity.”

Acting Senior Vice President Marketing Planning for Singapore Airlines, Dai Haoyu, added “the extension of our alliance allows us to continue offering our customers even more options between Singapore and New Zealand, as well as to domestic destinations with New Zealand and around the world”.

With the additional service between Auckland and Singapore, the carriers will jointly operate 38 return services weekly between the two countries during peak months, equating to more than 893,000 seats every year.

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