The Herald reports:
Kiwis can expect cheaper flights and more choices as a result of a deal between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines, which is also expected to boost local tourism.
The deal announced yesterday, which is subject to regulatory approval, will enable Air NZ to resume flights to Singapore for the first time in eight years.
It will also have access to the Singaporean carrier’s huge regional market and much of its worldwide network.
It will take more than half of the flights operated by Singapore Airlines to New Zealand and revenue would be shared between the airlines from all flights on the route.
Singapore Airlines will operate its larger Airbus A380 on flights to New Zealand for the first time.
A good agreement for both airlines. It is noticeable that Air New Zealand is doing so well, while Qantas is struggling so badly that it is looking at selling its airpoints scheme.