On 8 February 2018, Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines applied to the Ministry of Transport for reauthorisation of their Strategic Alliance Agreement by the Minister of Transport. The Agreement was initially authorised by the Minister of Transport in August 2014 for a period of 4 years.

The Strategic Alliance Agreement provides for varying levels of cooperation between the applicants on:

  • 'Alliance Sectors' directly between Singapore and New Zealand (Auckland – Singapore, Singapore – Wellington and Christchurch – Singapore).
  • 'Alliance Routes', which comprise a journey between ‘Covered Jurisdictions’ that includes an Alliance Sector (more detail is included in the airlines’ application for reauthorisation, and in their original application which can be found here).



Reauthorisation of the Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines Strategic Alliance [PDF, 472 KB].

Call for submissions

The Ministry would like to invite interested parties to make submissions on the requested reauthorisation. Submissions may be emailed to airservices@transport.govt.nz or posted to:

Ministry of Transport
PO Box 3175


Submissions close on 16 March 2018.

Submissions will be posted on this webpage.