I saw a comment on another board saying NZ had to do CHC-SIN, I may have misread it or is there some truth to this that NZ have to operate a certain percentage of the NZ-SIN capacity under the Renewed JV?
They will operate 2 AKL-SIN services over the NS.
I don't believe it's as black and white as that, from what I understand it's about ensuring you meet the obligations and consumer benefits outlined in the application....to simplify it during the NW SQ is operating a 77W and A380 from AKL, a 772 from WLG and traditionally a 772 from CHC while NZ has 1x 789 from AKL.
As the alliance grows, you need to demonstrate how both airlines working together is beneficial to each other and ultimately the consumer/market.
I’d say SQ would want their own metal in all 3 cities, AKL/WLG/CHC should WLG continue long term. With NZ covering some AKL/CHC flights as they do as there is higher frequency. I doubt SQ would give up WLG for NZ to operate and I personally doubt NZ would want to operate WLG-SIN be it non stop or via OZ.
Why would you want metal in all 3 cities..... under the alliance NZ and SQ are both "in" all 3 already. There's no real benefit for having your own metal there other than for the plane spotter...