From March 27, Air New Zealand and alliance partner Singapore Airlines will resume direct flights from Singapore to Auckland with 14 weekly services on the Boeing 789-9 to meet travel demand between the two destinations.
According to Jonathan Zhang, general manager, Asia, Air New Zealand, initial response and demand since the announcement on the reopening of borders have been positive for services both ways.
In a press statement, Air New Zealand said New Zealanders are eager to return home after two years and reunite with family and loved ones.
The airline continues to emphasise on passenger health and safety, and highlights its World’s Safest Airline award by AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety, product, and Covid-19 rating website.
“The safety and well-being of our customers and our people is important to us, and we’re doing what we can to ensure every journey together is a safe and enjoyable one. High touch surfaces are cleaned regularly, and we take extra steps to ensure all our aircraft and lounges are frequently cleaned,” added Zhang.
The reintroduction of Singapore-Auckland services will complement Singapore Airlines’ seven weekly services between Auckland and Singapore.
“Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Air New Zealand have shared a strong partnership over the past seven years and we look forward to working closely to provide even more travel options for customers to explore New Zealand, or for (New Zealanders) to travel to Singapore and beyond on SIA’s global network of 97 destinations,” said JoAnn Tan, senior vice president marketing planning of Singapore Airlines.