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Air NZ plane lands after circling Tauranga Airport

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-21 09:07:03

An Air New Zealand plane that was circling Tauranga Airport because of issues with its landing gear has landed safely.Police were called at 7.47pm, and a full emergency response was in force at Tauranga ...

Air New Zealand slashes the price of its in-flight Wi-Fi by 25 per cent

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-21 02:52:00

Air New Zealand has dropped the price of its Wi-Fi to $30 a sector.When it was introduced about 10 days ago the price was $40 a sector but today the airline said today it had now been cut.The Weekend ...

What it's like when lightning hits your plane

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-21 01:53:09

Nervous flyer Ben Taylor was on one of the Air New Zealand planes hit by lightning yesterday. This is his story. As a somewhat nervous flyer, getting struck by lightning midair is not part of my plan. ...

Two Air NZ flights struck by lightning on their way to Queenstown

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-20 07:20:29

Two Air New Zealand flights have been struck by lightning today on their way to Queenstown.Passengers on one the of the planes reported that it shook and one said there was a smell of burning.Both planes ...

Would you pay $40 a sector for Air New Zealand's inflight Wi-Fi

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-18 17:00:00

Air New Zealand passengers will be able to access Wi-Fi on international flights ? for a chunky price.The airline is charging $40 a sector, more than that charged by many other airlines, some of which ...

Royal treatment: How Air NZ passengers can cash in on Meghan and Harry's big day

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-17 23:22:46

Air New Zealand will celebrate the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by offering free lounge access to passengers who share the same wedding date.The offer applies to those travelling with ...

Battle of Business Class: The high stakes relaunch for Air New Zealand

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-16 21:49:04

Just over 5 per cent of passengers fly business class or better but they provide nearly a third of annual global revenue for airlines which totals $1.1 trillion.Business class space has been described ...

Air New Zealand eyes return to Wānaka and commits to current regional routes

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-15 18:00:00

Air New Zealand is considering restoring flights to Wānaka as part of a plan to grow its regional network by 20 per cent during the next five years.The airline copped flak for its handling of its pull-out ...

Regions Minister Shane Jones takes jab at Air NZ again after price-hike news

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-15 06:26:36

Regional Development Minister Shane Jones has re-hit his criticism of Air New Zealand, saying its looming price increases were a further "affront" to the provinces and the airline needed to "go back to ...

Air New Zealand fares going up by 5 per cent on domestic routes from Thursday

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-15 00:17:08

Air New Zealand will increase its domestic fares by 5 per cent from Thursday.Travel agents say they received the news from the airline yesterday - and today the airline confirmed it could no longer absorb ...

Revealed: Air New Zealand's top secret operation to revamp long-haul cabins

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-14 02:23:36

Air New Zealand has launched a top secret project to revamp its business class cabin.The airline has taken space in a secure building near its downtown Auckland headquarters to develop new seats for its ...

Air New Zealand outlines its strategy for the regions

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-10 17:00:00

Air New Zealand says it will continue its strategy of flying bigger planes to a limited number of regional airports.The airline, which came under fire for withdrawing from Kapiti airport this year, says ...

Dreamliner Rolls-Royce engine alert: What you need to know

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-03 09:15:11

Airlines around the world have been hit with fallout from problems with some Rolls-Royce engines on Dreamliners. Air New Zealand has had to cancel some flights, switch aircraft and reschedule others. What's ...

Dreamliner Rolls-Royce engine alert: What you need to know

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-03 09:15:11

Airlines around the world have been hit with fallout from problems with some Rolls-Royce engines on Dreamliners. Air New Zealand has had to cancel some flights, switch aircraft and reschedule others. What's ...

Air New Zealand Dreamliner sprayed with debris after blade in engine broke

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-03 03:09:46

Air New Zealand flight 99 was climbing out of Auckland to Tokyo when passengers heard clunking and felt vibrations from the right-hand engine.The plane was about 200km into the flight last December 5 when ...

Air New Zealand Dreamliner sprayed with debris after blade in engine broke

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-03 03:09:46

Air New Zealand flight 99 was climbing out of Auckland to Tokyo when passengers heard clunking and felt vibrations from the right-hand engine.The plane was about 200km into the flight last December 5 when ...

Air New Zealand Dreamliner disruption will stretch into spring

The New Zealand Herald  2018-04-29 01:49:08

Disruption from Air New Zealand's Dreamliner engine problems will be felt through winter and into spring.In the airline's updated travel alert, aircraft changes are listed through to October 26, with Boeing ...

Air NZ flight from Auckland to Napier forced to return to gate after medical emergency

The New Zealand Herald  2018-04-27 04:20:42

An Air New Zealand flight was forced to return back to the gate after a passenger experienced a medical emergency just before takeoff. An Air New Zealand spokesperson confirmed that NZ5009 from Auckland ...

After the transtasman bust up - what now for Virgin Australia

The New Zealand Herald  2018-04-26 03:09:20

Virgin Australia will make more flights across the Tasman following its breakup with Air New Zealand, but says it will not need additional aircraft.The airline says a fleet simplification programme that ...

Two Air New Zealand 787s grounded after engine inspections

Air Transport World  2018-04-23 13:28:00

Air New Zealand grounded two of its Boeing 787-9s April 21 for what could be an extended period after some of the 787 fleet?s engines failed inspections directed by safety regulators.read more