Singapore Airlines have further boosted their offerings from New Zealand, with the launch of a third daily flight from Auckland as of Monday this week.
SQ282 will operate daily during the New Zealand summer season (28 October 2018 – 30 March 2019), and five times per week during the New Zealand winter season (31 March 2019 – 26 October 2019).
As part of the joint venture alliance between Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand – which has been extended for a further five years as of the start of October – Singapore Airlines will operate two of the three daily flights between now and March next year, before Air New Zealand then operates two of the three daily services through October.
Here is the new schedule for Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand flights out of Auckland:
The timing of the flight is set to deliver shorter connection times and improved connectivity through the Singapore hub to increasingly popular destinations in Asia, India and Europe.
During peak months, Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand operate a total of 35 return services a week between Singapore and New Zealand, including Christchurch and Wellington flights.
Additional flights are always good news for point collectors, as they help to increase the potential to find award availability.
KrisFlyer award availability in Business and First Class is generally good on most flights, and United MileagePlus miles can be redeemed for Business Class seats out of Wellington, as I recently did for the Point Hacks Team Meetup in Japan.
KrisFlyer miles can be earned via spend on the American Express Platinum Edge and Platinum Charge cards.