Old Oct 31, 18, 1:31 am
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brenrox
 
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Originally Posted by henrus View Post
The subsidy is apparently a fixed $800,000 per year payment to SIA for 10 years (others say it's $9 per passenger but I think that's estimated). This started in September 2016 so one would assume it would last until September 2026.

If NZ did sign a codeshare deal (from WLG-MEL) then it would need approval from the NZ government (if only selling tickets from NZ) or both the AU and NZ govs (if selling tickets in both countries).

Something tells me that Virgin and potentially even Qantas would object to such deal proceeding and this could create headaches for NZ for the small number of benefits it creates (points, status etc are already covered by *A).

Virgin has a codeshare deal with SQ for all SQ/MI flights originating from Australia and this covers the SQ flight between MEL-WLG allowing them to sell tickets originting in Australia but not the other way around.
So WLG Council are paying an 800k p.a subsidy to SQ?
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