Air New Zealand, a world-class airline, focused on connecting New Zealanders to each other and New Zealand to the world, announced the resumption of direct flights from Singapore to Auckland on 27 March.
Together with alliance partner Singapore Airlines, 14 weekly flight services between Singapore and Auckland on the Boeing 789-9 will be introduced to meet demand for flights between the two destinations.
Reuniting loved ones and reinvigorating the New Zealand tourism industry
Kiwis are excited to return home after two years and reunite with family and loved ones to share precious moments together. Since New Zealand’s announcement on the reopening of borders, our teams have been fielding growing enquiries as customers begin to plan their journeys.
Jonathan Zhang, General Manager, Asia, Air New Zealand says that New Zealand’s border reopening is exciting news for Kiwis living in Singapore and locals who are planning to fly to the flagship travel destination.
“We are excited to bring Kiwis and Singaporeans back to New Zealand. Early response and demand since the announcement on the reopening of borders have been positive for the flights both in and out of Singapore.”
In January 2022, Air New Zealand was awarded ‘World’s Safest Airline’ by AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety, product, and COVID-19 rating website. Travellers can fly with peace of mind with the airline’s excellent operational safety and evolving response to keep passengers and crew safe throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The safety and wellbeing 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.”
Enhancing on-flight safety measures for the well-being of passengers and flight crew
As part of Air New Zealand’s continued commitment to COVID-19 precautions that ensure in-flight safety, the airline has the following safety protocols in place:
Air New Zealand requires all inflight-crew to be fully vaccinated.
All passengers aged 18 and older who are travelling internationally on an Air New Zealand aircraft are required to have proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Customers who are not vaccinated will be required to present proof of exemption.
Air New Zealand crew wear extensive personal protective equipment (PPE) including N95 or P2 masks, eye protection and gloves.
All Air New Zealand 787-900 aircraft come fitted with HEPA filters and undergo cleaning with an anti-viral cleaning product following each flight.
Singapore Airlines Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Ms JoAnn Tan, welcomed Air New Zealand’s decision to reinstate services to Singapore, which would provide even more connections to and from New Zealand.
“We warmly welcome our close joint venture and alliance partners back to Singapore. The reintroduction of these services will compliment Singapore Airlines 7 weekly services between Auckland and Singapore and provide our mutual customers with even more travel options.
“Singapore Airlines 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 Kiwis to travel to Singapore and beyond on SIA’s global network of 97 destinations.”
For more information, please visit https://www.airnewzealand.com.
Air New Zealand’s international flying checklist:
Show your vaccination certificate to board an Air New Zealand international flight.
Produce documentation for a negative pre-departure test. Further details on international travel requirements can be found here.
Check the required travel declarations and ensure all relevant documentation is filled out.
Check your passport expiry date. You’ll need at least six months before expiry to travel.
Accommodate around three hours for check-ins and verification of your travel documents.