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Air NZ and SQ alliance takes flight

Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines will launch their alliance on January 6, 2015, with codeshare flights now on sale for both airlines’ services between New Zealand and Singapore.

As reported by ETN, London, Manchester, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Moscow, Munich, Rome and Zurich are the 11 cities customers can enjoy codeshare connectivity to and from the UK and Europe.

The Star Alliance carriers will now be operating one return service each per day on the Singapore – Auckland route and Singapore Airlines operating a daily return service between Singapore and Christchurch, New Zealand. 

Through their new alliance, New Zealand and Singapore Airlines’ goal is to increase their existing capacity between New Zealand and Singapore by up to 30% year round over time, while delivering enhanced benefits to their customers.

Air New Zealand will now operate a 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 Christchurch – Singapore route.

Airbus A380s will be used on the Auckland – Singapore route during the Northern Winter operating season, reverting to Boeing 777-300ERs during Northern Summer.

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