Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand launched their flight partnership in 2015, giving explorers the choice of five daily flights and five UK departures from London and Manchester, connecting to two international gateways: Auckland and Christchurch. The partnership is the only one-stop connection to Christchurch from the UK (via Singapore); it also offers the fastest route from London to Auckland. Air New Zealand serves 21 domestic destinations, making Kiwi adventures easy.
What do you get when you combine two world-class airlines? A quicker, more comfortable, more stylish journey to New Zealand, that’s what – plus added perks en route and on the ground.
Clubbing together has meant that customers get more for their money, too. Lounge access and the Changi Dollar Voucher, for example: a S$20 retail voucher offered by Singapore Airlines (and extended to passengers travelling under the flight partnership) to use in Changi Airport, as part of the Changi Transit Programme. The voucher is valid for use across almost all retailers, including the Ambassador Transit Lounge, food and drink outlets and even duty-free.
It’s worth spending a bit of time in Changi Airport. You’ll understand why it’s been named the world’s best airport when you see the cinema and themed gardens (one dedicated to butterflies, one to orchids, one to sunflowers, one to cacti), admire the art and sculptures, or make the most of the high-speed WiFi. Eating options include noodle houses and delicious Hong Kong-style dessert bars; there’s even a swimming pool, if you need to work off some calories. When you’ve properly explored, take advantage of the seamless transfers and hop into Singapore central.
Get the most out of the city with Singapore Airlines’ Singapore Stopover Holidays, which give passengers access to a great selection of 3- or 4-star hotels and a choice of 15 top attractions, plus free airport transfers and free rides on the SIA Hop-on Bus. Once you’ve explored Singapore properly, continue your journey to New Zealand with Singapore Airlines or Air New Zealand – you’ll travel in comfort, be looked after by experts and get an introduction to delicious Kiwi-style cuisine and wine, whoever you fly with.
Fly to New Zealand from £750 in Economy, £1,925 Premium Economy and £3,605 Business Class from London Heathrow and £740 in Economy, £1,915 Premium Economy and £3,130 Business Class from Manchester. Fares are subject to availability. Fares shown may differ due to currency and fuel surcharge fluctuations and terms and conditions apply.