There’s no going back now – Air New Zealand and Qantas are officially partners in aviation as flights for their domestic codeshare arrangement went on sale late last week.
The jaw-dropping relationship between Australia and New Zealand’s flag carriers was announced in June this year, shortly after Air New Zealand and Qantas’ major competitor, Virgin Australia, parted ways.
It was the love triangle nobody in travel saw coming.
As part of the codeshare agreement, Qantas and Air New Zealand agreed to make travel within Australia and New Zealand a little easier by placing each others codes on a total of 115 domestic routes – all of which, are available for booking now from travel from 28 October 2018.
So far, the codeshare agreement is limited to domestic travel and does not include trans-Tasman flights or any international service.
In addition to codeshare flights, the two airlines have agreed to coordinate check-in and handling at airports for shorter connection times, open up more onward flights for customers on each other’s domestic networks and provide guests with access to each other’s lounges.
Announcing the partnership last month, Qantas’ Chief Executive, Alan Joyce, said the two national carriers have a shared history and a shared goal of making travel easier.
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