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Air New Zealand adds seasonal Singapore – Christchurch service in December 2019

ANZ Boeing 787-9s will be used to fly non-stop from Singapore to Christchurch five days per week, supplementing existing SIA flights

NZ 789 (Air New Zealand)

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.


The schedule

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.