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Air New Zealand hikes international fares by up to 5% as fuel costs bite

The New Zealand Herald  2018-06-11 02:28:27

Air New Zealand is increasing fares on international routes by up to 5 per cent.Some long-haul fares will be pushed up by more than $100 and the airline is blaming the increases on higher operating costs. ...

Batteries included: What could be powering planes in New Zealand skies next decade

The New Zealand Herald  2018-06-06 04:22:48

Battery-powered airplanes suited to carrying passengers on regional routes or on charter flights are being developed and could be flying around New Zealand within the next decade.Air New Zealand boss Christopher ...

Why prawns are off the menu at Air New Zealand

The New Zealand Herald  2018-06-05 09:33:01

Prawns have quietly slipped from Air New Zealand 's menu because of concerns they could have been caught by slave labour.This is part of a wider move across the New Zealand airline, and others around ...

Airports and Virgin Australia turn up heat on Air New Zealand-Qantas deal

The New Zealand Herald  2018-06-05 02:00:20

Airports want regulators to have a look at the Air New Zealand-Qantas domestic code-share agreement to ensure it does not adversely impact Virgin Australia.And Virgin itself is mulling what steps it could ...

Air New Zealand to use dry-leased 777s for grounded 787s

Air Transport World  2018-06-04 17:32:00

Air New Zealand expects that additional leased aircraft will enable it to fulfill its network plans despite having to ground some of its Boeing 787s because of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine problems.read ...

How Air New Zealand can benefit from Qantas' Project Sunrise

The New Zealand Herald  2018-06-03 22:18:57

Air New Zealand is set to benefit from Qantas' challenge to plane makers for aircraft capable of flying non-stop to the eastern United States and Europe.Plane makers Airbus and Boeing are competing to ...

Air New Zealand's Christopher Luxon: My toughest year

The New Zealand Herald  2018-06-01 17:00:00

Since he took over the top job at Air New Zealand in 2013, it's been a great run for Christopher Luxon.In that time the fast-growing airline has reported its highest profit ever, picked up an overhead ...

Air New Zealand & Qantas to codeshare

Air Transport World  2018-06-01 09:44:00

Air New Zealand and Qantas have revealed plans to begin codesharing in each other?s domestic markets, the two airlines revealed Friday.read more

Frenemies unite: Air New Zealand turns to Qantas after busting up with Virgin Australia

The New Zealand Herald  2018-06-01 00:30:00

Air New Zealand and Qantas emphasise they will continue to compete fiercely in most areas in spite of a codeshare on domestic routes on each side of the Tasman from later this year.And Qantas says it remains ...

Jetstar raises domestic fares by 5 per cent

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-29 19:47:48

Only two weeks after Air New Zealand announced it would be hiking prices, Jetstar will be doing the same with rising oil prices cited as one reason. The low-cost carrier said it would push up domestic ...

Key executive to leave Air New Zealand prompting operations shake-up

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-28 03:42:24

A key figure at the top of Air New Zealand will leave the airline later this year.Chief operations officer Bruce Parton will leave at the end of September after 22 years at the airline, prompting a shake-up ...

As Air New Zealand rolls out inflight internet who has the fastest and cheapest wifi in the skies?

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-24 03:40:23

Air New Zealand's introduction of Wi-Fi was met with praise but also indignation after it was revealed passengers would have to pay a hefty price to use it.The original price-tag of "$40 a sector" drew ...

Air New Zealand takes BP and Z Energy to court over rupture of Refining NZ's fuel pipeline

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-24 03:05:41

Air New Zealand is taking court action against BP and Z Energy over the cut in jet fuel supply after the rupture of Refining NZ's pipeline last year.The airline has started proceedings against its fuel ...

Winter warmers: Why air deals to Bali are heating up

The New Zealand Herald  2018-05-22 23:42:53

Emirates is banking on its new Bali route being popular with surfers by carrying boards for free on a route that is shaping up as a hotly contested one as Air New Zealand faces competition on direct services ...

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 ...