Qantas in codeshare deal with Air New Zealand
June 01, 2018: Sydney-based airline Qantas has announced plans for a reciprocal codeshare agreement with Air New Zealand in order to make 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.
Based on this deal, 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 agreement.
Not only this, the CEOs of the both the carriers noted that over time there was potential for them to explore areas of mutual interest, including research into biofuels, freight and ground-handling opportunities.
Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the two national carriers had a lot of shared history as well as a shared goal of making travel easier.
Christopher Luxon, chief executive officer of Air New Zealand said the codeshare will see two of the world’s best airlines offer their customers a full service experience when they make domestic connections within New Zealand or Australia.
The codeshare and customer offering will exclude Trans-Tasman flights. Qantas will continue to codeshare on all connecting Jetstar New Zealand services.