The Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific alliance which covers code-sharing between the two carriers’ services between New Zealand and Hong Kong Kong, will take effect from 31 January 2013. From this date members of Air NZ’s Airpoints and Cathay’s Asia Miles programmes will be able to start earning points on the code-share flights on eligible fare types. Redemptions using miles are slated for later in the year.
The carriers will each operate daily services between Auckland and Hong Kong with Cathay using Airbus A340-300 in a 2 Class configuration and Air NZ using Boeing 777-200ER in a 3 Class configuration. Both carriers are looking at forging closer tiers and developing further enhancements to this alliance.