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Object that hit Air NZ flight from Christchurch remains a mystery

The New Zealand Herald  2019-04-19 21:13:06

Exactly what an Air New Zealand aircraft struck shortly after taking off from Christchurch Airport last night remains unknown. Passengers on flight NZ5759 were heading for Dunedin just after 7pm when ...

Air New Zealand to build aircraft hangar at Auckland

Air Transport World  2019-04-11 15:00:00

Air New Zealand will boost its MRO capabilities at its Auckland hub by constructing another hangar, which the carrier says will be the largest in the world built with a single-span timber arch design.read ...

The big call: Air New Zealand faces choice of Boeing planes or Airbus for 777 replacement

The New Zealand Herald  2019-04-04 04:23:57

Air New Zealand will soon make a billion-dollar-plus call on its next wide-body plane, with three aircraft in the running to give it scope to open up new routes.The airline is in the final stages of selecting ...

Air New Zealand could face fresh problem with Rolls-Royce engines on Dreamliners after Singapore Airlines grounds planes

The New Zealand Herald  2019-04-03 02:14:16

Problems with engines used on some Air New Zealand Dreamliners have forced Singapore Airlines to ground two of its planes.Rolls-Royce has told Air New Zealand of an issue with the newer version Trent 1000 ...

Airline Oscars: Air NZ's skycouch wins gong at Crystal Cabin Awards

The New Zealand Herald  2019-04-03 01:52:57

Air New Zealand's secure "Skycouch" bed for young children has taken a top gong in the Crystal Cabin Awards, known as the Oscars for plane interiors.Another winner was Airbus which has designed a sleep ...

'More value over volume'

The New Zealand Herald  2019-04-02 17:00:03

Air New Zealand targets the premium Chinese traveller. Air New Zealand is playing its part in attracting an increasing number of higher-value Chinese tourists to this country and lifting the visitor spend."We ...

Air New Zealand named best in South Pacific by TripAdvisor awards, but drops in global rankings

The New Zealand Herald  2019-04-02 05:00:24

Air New Zealand has been named the best airline in the South Pacific by travel site TripAdvisor ? but its ranking has dropped among global carriers.The website announced the winners of its Travellers' ...

Air New Zealand premium economy fares slashed in Flight Centre sale

The New Zealand Herald  2019-03-29 13:01:00

Air New Zealand premium economy fares have been slashed by close to half in a sale this weekend.The premium economy fares start at $699 return to Rarotonga, Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane from Auckland.The ...

Air New Zealand appoints Jennifer Sepull as chief digital officer

The New Zealand Herald  2019-03-29 01:42:47

Air New Zealand has appointed Jennifer Sepull as the airline's new chief digital officer.She will be on the airline's executive and starts work on May 1, replacing Avi Golan who has left the company. ...

Air New Zealand's cost cutting, fleet deferral gets muted welcome from FCNZ, Craigs

The New Zealand Herald  2019-03-29 00:11:44

Air New Zealand's business review has landed to a muted welcome from analysts.Andrew Steele at FCNZ says the incremental upside versus existing expectations from the initiatives was modest. At Craigs, ...

Air New Zealand defers fleet deliveries in cost-cutting move

Air Transport World  2019-03-28 16:34:00

A sweeping business review by Air New Zealand has resulted in a cost-cutting plan that will include aircraft delivery deferrals, although the carrier has also unveiled a new international destination and ...

Air New Zealand goes head to head with Korean Airlines on Seoul route

The New Zealand Herald  2019-03-28 05:24:56

Air New Zealand is pitting itself against a direct competitor with flights to Seoul in South Korea, which could help revive the sagging inbound market and reduce fares on the route.Korean Airlines flies ...

Plane delayed after passenger and firearm taken off Air New Zealand flight

The New Zealand Herald  2019-03-28 02:47:09

An Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to Christchurch was delayed after a firearm was found in the hold of the aircraft by security teams.Flight NZ547 had been due to depart at 2pm when the pilot announced ...

Air New Zealand throttles back on growth, defers $750m in Airbus orders delays some Boeing 777 replacements

The New Zealand Herald  2019-03-27 23:55:27

Air New Zealand boss Christopher Luxon has always been about full-throttle growth.Since he took over at the airline in 2013 there have been some record profits, growth in parts of the network nearing 10 ...

Air New Zealand will defer new aircraft orders and look for more cost savings in sweeping review

The New Zealand Herald  2019-03-27 20:50:37

Air New Zealand has put off $750 million of new aircraft orders and embarked on a two-year cost-cutting programme designed to save more than $60m following a sharp fall in profit.In a sweeping review, ...

Carry-on carnage: Flight 383, why you never ignore cabin crew instructions

The New Zealand Herald  2019-03-19 23:30:48

"In the unlikely event of an emergency?" we know the drill. In spite of Air New Zealand's best efforts to scramble the pre-flight safety presentation with Run DMC, there are certain phrases that stick ...

Lounge Check: The Air New Zealand lounge at Wellington domestic terminal

The New Zealand Herald  2019-03-19 03:00:00

Martin Bridges checks into the Air New Zealand lounge in Wellington airport's domestic terminal. Location: Through security, you need to double back on yourself and head up the escalator into the oasis ...

Christchurch mosque shootings: Air NZ backdown: Airline caps Christchurch fares following outrage

The New Zealand Herald  2019-03-16 18:12:51

Air New Zealand has backed down in the face of public and Government anger - and capped all airfares to and from Christchurch at $139.It is also retrospectively partially refunding airfares that were booked ...

Air New Zealand, Bangkok Airways, Eva Air, Indigo, Japan Airlines and Singapore Airlines Honored With 2019 APEX Passenger Choice Awards? for Asia and South Pacific

PR Newswire  2019-03-14 02:45:00

SHANGHAI, March 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The final day of APEX Asia concluded with an award ceremony recognizing Asia and South Pacific airlines for their achievements in excellent passenger experience. ...

Air New Zealand takes steps to address slowing demand growth

Air Transport World  2019-02-28 15:15:00

Air New Zealand is adjusting its business plan in response to cooling demand and falling profits, and more changes could follow when the carrier completes a review of its operations.read more