Air New Zealand and QANTAS Airways have announced plans for a reciprocal codeshare agreement that leverages the strengths of each carrier’s domestic networks, making travel within Australia and New Zealand easier.
Under the codeshare QANTAS intends to add its code on up to 30 routes on Air New Zealand’s domestic network and Air New Zealand intends to add its code on up to 85 routes on QANTAS’ domestic network.
Coordination of check-in and handling at airports will mean shorter connection times, opening up more onward flights for customers on each carrier’s domestic networks and faster journey times overall.
Eligible customers will have access to a combined total of 36 domestic lounges on both sides of the Tasman when flying on routes covered by the codeshare agreement.
The codeshare and customer offering will exclude Trans-Tasman flights. QANTAS will continue to codeshare on all connecting Jetstar New Zealand services.
Tickets for the codeshare services will be available by the end of July 2018, for travel from October 28, 2018.
Qantas to code on 30 Air New Zealand domestic services
Air New Zealand to code on 85 QANTAS domestic services
All images by Air New Zealand and QANTAS Airways.