Singapore Airlines: 45 Years of Connecting New Zealand to the World

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Key Highlights

  • Singapore Airlines on 2nd May 2021 celebrated the 45 years journey with New Zealand.
  • In early 2020, SIA also expanded its services to three points including Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington.
  • SIA also helped New Zealand in the pandemic by supplying important commodities, 1000 tonnes of PPE, and other medical equipment.

Celebrating the 45 years of connectivity 

Singapore Airlines (SIA) opened the first flight between Singapore and New Zealand on May 2, 1976. On 2nd May 2021, it’s been a 45-year long relationship between the two countries. Singapore Airlines operates through a Boeing 707 fan-jet via Sydney. Auckland entered the Singapore Airlines network at the same time as major international destinations Paris and Dubai. Bringing the SIA network to a total of 25 cities in 20 countries. Singapore Airlines is one of the world’s two most recognizable airlines. Singapore Airlines has been regarded as one of the best airlines in the world for many decades, and the airline has done an outstanding job of retaining its status.

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Singapore Airlines enlarging its reach

Singapore Airlines had expanded its activities in New Zealand to three cities. Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington in early 2020. It was running 26 weekly flights between New Zealand and Singapore. Air New Zealand operated an additional 12 services as part of the close alliance relationship the two airlines have established during the last four and a half decades. Singapore Airlines General Manager New Zealand, Mr. Kenny Teo said “The success we had was made possible by our extraordinarily loyal and devoted team. The support of the travel trade. Our alliance partner Air New Zealand. And the unwavering love of the New Zealand public.”

Singapore Airlines: The Best Airline in the World

The airline is known for providing luxury travel experiences in all cabin classes. With cutting-edge entertainment offerings, comfortable cabins, and a dedication to make flying a personal experience. The airline’s international culinary panel, which consists of eight chefs from around the world, is continually creating new recipes to satisfy the taste buds of passengers aboard. Singapore Airlines (SIA) recognised as “The Best Airline in the World” from 22 years. They are also known for their “World’s Best Cabin Crew Service” award from the Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards for 23 years in a row.

Singapore Airlines helping New Zealand in pandemic

Singapore Airlines has continued to run drastically in the pandemic. With the decreased passenger services to New Zealand. Enabling New Zealanders to safely return home. SIA also expanded the number of Cargo-only flights to New Zealand. It also helps in assisting in the delivery of the country’s first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. SIA has supplied critical medical supplies to New Zealand including 9,000 tonnes of goods. 1,000 tonnes of PPE, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and COVID-19 research kits. Singapore Airlines aided New Zealand exporters by transporting over 10,000 tonnes of cargo to its global network. It includes over 3,000 tonnes of the country’s popular beef, fruit, vegetables, and fresh seafood.

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