Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines have agreed

first_imgAir New Zealand and Singapore Airlines have agreed to operate flights between Christchurch and Singapore from December 2019 as part of their joint venture alliance.Air New Zealand 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. 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.Air New Zealand Chief Strategy, Networks and Alliances Officer Nick Judd says the changes have been introduced to meet growing demand for alliance services.“We’re deploying our larger Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on the route which will increase capacity as well as add more premium seating to the route. With the growth in frequency of the seasonal service to five times weekly, these changes will ultimately deliver greater choice, great connectivity beyond Singapore and increased connections into the domestic New Zealand network.“We’d also like to acknowledge our partners in Christchurch – ChristchurchNZ and Christchurch Airport – for their support as we’ve gone about establishing these services.”Tickets for the new Air New Zealand operated service will go on sale from 23 January 2019.Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines’ Christchurch-Singapore schedule from 1 December 2019 – 22 February 2020, subject to slot availability, is as follows:last_img