Seasonal service kicks off December 2019 on new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft
Air New Zealand will operate flights five times weekly 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.
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,” Judd said. “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.”
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.