SIA, Air New Zealand extend joint venture alliance


Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Air New Zealand will be reauthorising their joint venture alliance for another five years until March 2029.

The extension, subject to regulatory approval, will see both airlines operate a total of four daily seasonal services between Auckland and Singapore from October 27, 2024, to March 29, 2025.

Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines have been strong partners for close to a decade

Over the course of the 10-year partnership, Air New Zealand and SIA have grown the seat capacity between New Zealand and Singapore by nearly 50 per cent. This includes the addition of up to three daily services between Auckland and Singapore, and a daily service between Christchurch and Singapore.

With the fourth daily seasonal service between Auckland and Singapore, the carriers will jointly operate 38 weekly return services between New Zealand and Singapore during peak months, translating to more than 893,000 seats available every year.

Air New Zealand chief transformation and alliances officer, Mike Williams, commented: “The partnership gives New Zealanders access to the world on Singapore Airlines’ vast network beyond the Singapore gateway into destinations in Europe, India and South-east 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.”

Dai Haoyu, acting senior vice president marketing planning, SIA, said: “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.”

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