A new connection between Singapore and New Zealand will start later this year with Star Alliance airline Air New Zealand announcing plans to resurrect the non-stop Christchurch route into its schedules five times per week from December 2019.
The news follows approval of a five year extension to the airline’s joint venture with Singapore Airlines on Singapore to New Zealand services.
Air New Zealand will fly the Singapore – Christchurch route using a Boeing 787-9 with the following schedule from 1st December 2019 to 22nd February 2020. Overnight service is provided from Singapore to Christchurch, with a daytime flight back to Singapore.
1st December 2019 to 22nd February 2020
|Flight||From / To||Aircraft||Days|
|NZ295||SIN1840 – CHC0930*||789||·2·4567|
|NZ296||CHC1105 – SIN1630||789||·2·4567|
* Next day
Flight time is 9 hours 50 minutes from Singapore to Christchurch and 10 hours 25 minutes from Christchurch to Singapore.
The aircraft is configured with 27 Business Class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, 33 Premium Economy seats in a 2-3-2 configuration and 215 Economy Class seats in a 3-3-3 configuration, some of which convert into the airline’s ‘Skycouch’ product.
Wi-Fi is not available on Air New Zealand’s Boeing 787s.