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Air New Zealand eyes potential biofuel partners

Air Transport World  2017-08-17 16:07:00

Air New Zealand has identified two companies that could eventually provide biofuel for its fleet, although the carrier stresses that any large-scale use of the alternative fuel is still a long way off.read ...

Air New Zealand to boost services to Honolulu for summer 2018

Breaking Travel News  2017-08-08 09:25:21

Air New Zealand will fly almost 60,000 additional seats between Auckland and Honolulu from April to October next year, an increase of 75 per cent compared with this year. The airline will operate an additional ...

The Great Escape: House of Travel's 30-year journey

The New Zealand Herald  2017-08-04 17:00:00

Nearly 50 years ago Chris Paulsen joined a travel industry where going overseas was for a privileged few.Straight out of school in Christchurch he was an office junior at Air New Zealand, an airline run ...

Plane makes emergency landing at Hamilton Airport

The New Zealand Herald  2017-08-02 04:32:00

A plane has made an emergency landing at Hamilton Airport around 4.23pm today.Fire crews were on standby at the airport after an outbound Air New Zealand plane returned soon after takeoff.Flight NZ5623 ...

The Great Escape: Air New Zealand revenue boss explains what's going on with airfares

The New Zealand Herald  2017-07-31 21:42:04

Airfares that are effectively free are already here and more are on the way.Air New Zealand's chief revenue officer Cam Wallace said ultra-low fares at times dipped below taxes and charges during times ...

British Airways is taking on Air New Zealand with its new inflight safety video

The New Zealand Herald  2017-07-18 20:49:13

British Airways is taking on Air New Zealand with the launch of a star-studded inflight safety video.In light of Comic Relief, or Red Nose Day in the UK, the British carrier has created an inflight safety ...

Air New Zealand numbers show high flyers have a sweet tooth

The New Zealand Herald  2017-07-18 02:47:23

If you've ever wondered how many of those iconic boiled lollies get handed out on Air New Zealand flights each year, here's your answer.Passengers munch their way through a phenomenal 14.5 million of the ...

Court goes against Air NZ pilots

The New Zealand Herald  2017-07-15 00:16:36

A pilots' union is "considering its options" after the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Air New Zealand in a dispute over its collective employment agreement.The dispute centred on one clause in the New ...

A brief yet traumatic history of Air New Zealand safety videos

The New Zealand Herald  2017-07-11 19:06:28

As Air New Zealand prepare to launch yet another wacky safety video, we look back at all those that have gone before.Planes are great but also scary and, as anyone who has seen Lost will know, when things ...

Air New Zealand to host light show at Eden Park for rugby fans

The New Zealand Herald  2017-07-07 22:27:51

Rugby fans will get to make a splash in support of their team ahead of the third and deciding All Blacks and British and Irish Lions test at Eden Park tonight.Air New Zealand will be hosting a #ProjectBlackout ...

Mourning passenger booted off overbooked Air New Zealand flight

The New Zealand Herald  2017-07-05 00:25:23

A Nelson businesswoman was left stranded late at night at Auckland airport after being booted off her Air New Zealand flight which had been overbooked.Chloe Summers, 29, says she's normally pretty composed, ...

Queues, re-booking and check-in 'chaos' for passengers after flight to Hong Kong returns with sick pilot

The New Zealand Herald  2017-07-04 19:21:24

A mid-air cockpit emergency last night forced a packed Air New Zealand plane bound for Hong Kong to turn back just hours into the flight.The plane, which left Auckland just before midnight, was crossing ...

Air New Zealand flight diverted after passenger becomes unwell

The New Zealand Herald  2017-06-30 08:35:40

An Air New Zealand domestic flight had to land early after a passenger became unwell mid-flight.An Air New Zealand spokeswoman said flight NZ675 from Auckland to Dunedin was diverted to Christchurch when ...

The best airlines and lounges in the world

The New Zealand Herald  2017-06-22 02:33:02

Under-siege Qatar Airways has been named the world's best airline and the Air New Zealand-operated Star Alliance lounge at Los Angeles has won in the World Airline Awards.The Star Alliance lounge in the ...

Chrissy Teigen reunites with Air NZ

The New Zealand Herald  2017-06-19 21:46:19

Air New Zealand has reached out to a former safety video star through social media in hopes of a reunion - and it looks like it worked.A-list model Chrissy Teigen recently admitted her love for airline ...

Rugby fans' flying visit - in and out in a day

The New Zealand Herald  2017-06-12 03:21:43

Rugby fans are being airlifted into Wellington for the July 1 All Blacks v Lions game because the city's accommodation is well and truly booked.Air New Zealand and Wellington Airport are working together ...

Air New Zealand to go shopping for new ultra-long range planes

The New Zealand Herald  2017-06-06 05:58:07

Air New Zealand will go shopping for their next wide body planes from the end of the year as it eyes ultra long range routes into the North or South America.Chief executive Christopher Luxon said the new ...

Kiwi family furious at missing a day of holiday after being bumped from flight to Rarotonga

The New Zealand Herald  2017-06-04 19:36:32

A Kiwi family are fuming after being bumped from an overbooked Air New Zealand flight to Rarotonga, costing them a day of relaxation on what was supposed to be a five-night holiday.They had bought the ...

Air New Zealand's Mother's Day cargo load

The New Zealand Herald  2017-05-12 00:37:52

To help celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday, Air New Zealand is flying two tonnes of fresh flowers around the country - three times its usual amount.The country's national air carrier will transport a selection ...

Air New Zealand upgrades Houston service, adds another flight to Argentina

The New Zealand Herald  2017-05-10 03:16:12

Air New Zealand will fly a new configuration Dreamliner between Auckland and Houston from later this year as it targets more of the premium market.The airline will also step up flights to Buenos Aires ...