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Singapore Airlines/Air New Zealand increase Auckland frequency

December 9, 20172 minute read
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Singapore Airlines/Air New Zealand’s joint Auckland frequency will increase from 28th October 2018, boosting capacity and improving connection times.

Increased Auckland frequency – benefits

The airlines’ joint increased Singapore-Auckland frequency is a seasonal adjustment for the Northern Winter season (28th October 2018 – 30th March 2019). The additional capacity, adding up to 40%, with revision of current schedules, shortens connection times and improves connectivity through Singapore. 

During the Northern Summer, between 31st March and 26th October 2019, the additional services will run five times weekly. As a result, peak months will see a total of 35 return services a week between Singapore and New Zealand. This includes Christchurch and Wellington flights.

Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand, both members of the Star Alliance, signed a joint venture alliance effective January 2015. Both airlines operate a daily service on the Singapore-Auckland route, and share the third service. Singapore Airlines will operate this during the Northern Winter season, Air New Zealand does the honours during the Northern Summer.

Singapore Airlines will operate a mix of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777-300ERs, depending on the season. Air New Zealand will operate its new 787- 9 aircraft which arrived in October 2017. These newly configured aircraft offer more Premium Economy and Business Premier seats than the current 787-9 fleet.

New Flight Schedule

Flight Number Route Departure Arrival Aircraft Type
SQ/NZ281 Singapore – Auckland 08:45 23:35 Boeing 777 / Boeing 787-9
NZ283 18:40 09:30+1 Boeing 787-9
SQ285* 22:45 13:40+1 Airbus A380*
SQ/NZ282 Auckland – Singapore


01:20 06:45 Boeing 777 / Boeing 787-9
NZ284 11:05 16:30 Boeing 787-9
SQ286* 15:35 21:00 Airbus A380*

*Operated by a Boeing 777-300ER between April and October.

The new joint service and revised flight schedules are subject to regulatory approvals.
Tickets for the new Singapore-Auckland service are available at and or your preferred travel agent.

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