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Air New Zealand boosts Gold Coast capacity by 60 per cent as Air Asia pulls out

The New Zealand Herald  2018-11-12 21:32:06

Air New Zealand is boosting services to the Gold Coast using its new A321neo as a rival airline pulls off the route.Air Asia is quitting daily flights on the Auckland-Gold Coast route next February, the ...

Air New Zealand working with ATR to develop hybrid electric planes

The New Zealand Herald  2018-11-09 02:16:21

Air New Zealand is working with European planemaker ATR on hybrid electric aircraft and what is needed to support them.The two companies have signed an agreement to explore new propulsion technologies.Air ...

Flying from Christchurch to Auckland with Air New Zealand

The New Zealand Herald  2018-11-08 19:00:00

Rosemarie North flies Christchurch to Auckland, with Air New Zealand. The plane: A320. Class: Economy. Price: $290 return for seat plus bag flexi time fare. I paid a bit extra because on one leg I ...

How Airbus seals the deal with airlines and hands over a brand-new plane

The New Zealand Herald  2018-11-08 17:00:00

Air New Zealand has taken delivery of the first of its A321neo aircraft from Airbus, which is being prepared to start transtasman flights at the end of the month. When you're buying a plane with a list ...

Air New Zealand pinpoints the busiest day for flying this summer

The New Zealand Herald  2018-11-07 22:33:55

Air New Zealand is warning passengers to be prepared for a summer flying squeeze.It says it will carry more than six million customers between December 1 and the end of March next year.December and January ...

Air New Zealand receives first A321neo from Airbus

Breaking Travel News  2018-11-07 07:18:23

Air New Zealand has become a new operator of the A321neo, following the delivery of its first aircraft. In total, Air New Zealand will acquire 20 A320neo family aircraft.

Air New Zealand receives first A321neo from Airbus

Breaking Travel News  2018-11-07 07:18:05

Air New Zealand has become a new operator of the A321neo, following the delivery of its first aircraft. In total, Air New Zealand will acquire 20 A320neo Family aircraft.

Flying from Auckland to Houston on Air New Zealand

The New Zealand Herald  2018-11-06 19:00:00

Greg Fleming flies from Auckland to Houston on Air New Zealand. Plane: A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Class: Premium Economy which means you can bring two pieces of carry on (up to 7kg each) and two pieces ...

Air New Zealand safety videos: From best to worst

The New Zealand Herald  2018-11-06 03:01:40

I've never been much of a fan of Air New Zealand's novelty safety videos.In 2016, following the release of "Safety in Hollywood" starring Rhys Darby and Anna Faris, I channelled my annoyance into a rant ...

Buckle up: An outsider's take on Air New Zealand safety videos

The New Zealand Herald  2018-11-06 00:16:57

From the outside looking in, the national obsession with the Air New Zealand safety videos is something that borders on a cult. As a Pom living in the Land of the Long White Cloud, it's just one of those ...

Air New Zealand's '90s throwback safety video starring Julian Dennison, Kings, Theia, Randa

The New Zealand Herald  2018-11-05 19:20:29

Air New Zealand has released its latest safety video throwing back to the '90s with a cast of hundreds of local performers ranging from the Mosgiel Brass Band to transgender rapper Randa.The music video ...

Air New Zealand's latest long-haul service takes off for Taiwan

The New Zealand Herald  2018-11-01 04:10:32

Air New Zealand's latest long-haul service's is en-route to Taipei.The inaugural flight between Auckland and the Taiwanese capital departed around midday.The 2.3-year-old Boeing 787 Dreamliner is scheduled ...

Flying from Auckland to Perth aboard Air New Zealand

The New Zealand Herald  2018-10-31 04:30:00

Maureen Marriner flies Auckland to Perth aboard Air New Zealand's NZ175. The plane: Boeing 787-9. Class: Economy. Seat: 47e, in the middle of the centre three with husband on one side and, on the other, ...

Possible fault in Lion Air plane similar to a cause of Air New Zealand Airbus A320 France crash

The New Zealand Herald  2018-10-29 23:39:07

Possible faulty equipment that led to the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 was the same sort of sensing gear that contributed to the crash of an Air New Zealand A320 off Perpignan 10 years ago.A failure of ...

Air New Zealand and Qantas hook up this weekend as Virgin Australia goes it alone

The New Zealand Herald  2018-10-26 17:30:00

At an invitation-only event at Sydney's Art Gallery of New South Wales, an odd mix of guests at some of the tables gave a glimpse of the future.About 350 people were there in March to listen to former ...

How Tasman travellers benefit from Air New Zealand's bust-up with Virgin Australia

The New Zealand Herald  2018-10-26 17:00:00

One of the biggest airline shake-ups on the Tasman for a decade will result in more choice for travellers and help keep a lid on prices.From this weekend Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand go their separate ...

What's inside Air New Zealand's new Airbus A321neo for Tasman and Pacific routes

The New Zealand Herald  2018-10-25 17:00:00

Air New Zealand is confident that its new Airbus A321s will be spared engine issues that have afflicted other airlines around the world.Its first A321neo (new engine option) is due for delivery within ...

Caught short: Air New Zealand new passenger-to-toilet ratio on Airbus A321neos revealed

The New Zealand Herald  2018-10-25 07:00:00

Air New Zealand's new short haul international Airbus planes will carry 46 more passengers than its existing aircraft - but have the same number of toilets.The first of its Airbus A321neo planes is due ...

Flying from Auckland to Bali with Air New Zealand

The New Zealand Herald  2018-10-23 19:00:00

Sophie Ryan flies aboard Air New Zealand's NZ245 from Auckland to Bali. Plane: Boeing 787-9, aka the Dreamliner. Seat: 55C near the back of the plane. Price: One-way fares start from $498. How full: ...

Sneak peek at Air New Zealand's new safety video featuring Julian Dennison, Kings, Theia, Randa

The New Zealand Herald  2018-10-19 06:02:06

Air New Zealand has released a peek of its new safety video featuring hundreds of local performers ranging from the Mosgiel Brass Band to transgender rapper Randa.The music video will go live in planes ...