Air New Zealand today announced a partnership with Singapore Airlines on the Auckland – Singapore route. From December 2014 Singapore Airlines will drop its second, 5 x weekly Auckland – Singapore service and this will be replaced with an Air New Zealand service operated by internally refurbished Boeing 777-200ERs. Air New Zealand will codeshare on Singapore Airlines services from Singapore to Europe and India plus regional services operated by Silk Air. Singapore Airlines will codeshare on all Air New Zealand Domestic and Pacific Islands services.