Air New Zealand and Qantas have announced a reciprocal codeshare agreement on 115 domestic routes in New Zealand and Australia.
Under the codeshare Qantas will add its code on up to 30 routes on Air New Zealand’s domestic network and Air New Zealand will 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 airlines may also explore areas of mutual interest, including research into biofuels, freight and ground-handling opportunities.
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 28 October 2018.
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