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Typhoon alert for Air New Zealand's Auckland to Shanghai flight

The New Zealand Herald  2018-08-01 23:13:29

Air New Zealand has warned a typhoon that has battered parts of Asia could disrupt its flight to Shanghai tomorrow.The airline said it is continuing to monitor what is now tropical depression Jongdari ...

Virgin Australia steps up product offerings on New Zealand routes

Air Transport World  2018-08-01 18:23:00

Virgin Australia is taking steps to ramp up its product offering on Australia-New Zealand routes, in preparation for increased competition when its partnership with Air New Zealand ends.read more

Virgin Australia's tactics to take a bite out of Air New Zealand

The New Zealand Herald  2018-08-01 04:49:13

Virgin Australia is introducing full cabin service to its transtasman flights ? at a price.It announced today that passengers will get a meal, a 23kg checked in bag and some free wi-fi as part of a simplified ...

Airline wars: Virgin Australia's new move on the Tasman

The New Zealand Herald  2018-08-01 00:00:00

Virgin Australia will include meals and bags with all fares in what's shaping up as an intensifying fight with Air New Zealand and other airlines across the Tasman.The airline will also include limited ...

Burger wars: Air New Zealand versus Virgin Australia - who wins?

The New Zealand Herald  2018-07-31 21:20:52

As Virgin Australia prepares for a food giveaway stunt at lunchtime today a marketing expert says both that airline and soon to be rival Air New Zealand are both scoring points in the battle of the burgers.Virgin ...

Tony Carter to quit as chair of Air New Zealand in board reshuffle

The New Zealand Herald  2018-07-31 04:48:31

Air New Zealand chairman Tony Carter will step down next year and be replaced by current director Dame Therese Walsh. The airline said Carter had earlier signalled to the board that 2019 was likely to ...

Free food! Virgin Australia's White Lady burger giveaway turns up heat on transtasman rivalry

The New Zealand Herald  2018-07-29 05:04:29

Virgin Australia is turning the heat up on rival Air New Zealand by giving away hundreds of burgers in Auckland as part of a wider campaign to highlight changes to its operations here.The airline has partnered ...

Burger wars: Why Virgin Australia is chowing down on the Impossible

The New Zealand Herald  2018-07-23 04:40:28

COMMENT Virgin Australia's piggy back on Air New Zealand's smart publicity campaign around the Impossible Burger is clever, and a sign of much meatier fodder to come.The Australian carrier has taken a ...

Hi Fly unveils super-jumbo campaign to save the oceans

The New Zealand Herald  2018-07-17 21:05:13

Charter airline Hi Fly has unveiled the world's biggest flying billboard - an A380 super jumbo aircraft with a special livery promoting the protection of the seas.The airline ? which plugged gaps for Air ...

Singapore Airlines triumphs in Skytrax Awards, Air NZ wins best premium economy class

The New Zealand Herald  2018-07-17 18:13:34

Singapore Airlines has been voted the world's best airline by travellers, with Qatar Airways taking second place and Japan's ANA in third position. The awards were voted on by more than 20 million passengers ...

Virgin Australia adds transtasman flights after bust-up with Air New Zealand

The New Zealand Herald  2018-07-13 04:27:07

Virgin Australia will add more seats across the Tasman over summer as its alliance with Air New Zealand ends.Virgin has fired back in what is shaping up as a post-divorce battle with Air New Zealand across ...

Air New Zealand, JetBlue to partner on technology ventures

Air Transport World  2018-07-12 15:54:00

Air New Zealand has announced it will partner with New York-based JetBlue subsidiary JetBlue Technology Ventures (JTV) to support the development of new technology in the travel industry.read more

Air New Zealand partners with JetBlue Technology Ventures in Silicon Valley

The New Zealand Herald  2018-07-12 02:20:13

Air New Zealand has entered a partnership with the innovation arm of United States airline JetBlue Airways that has already invested in flying cars and electric planes.The airlines announced an international ...

Flying from New Plymouth to Auckland aboard Air New Zealand

The New Zealand Herald  2018-07-10 01:18:37

Simon Kenny flies aboard NZ5050, from New Plymouth to Auckland. The plane: An Aerospatiale ATR72-500 Turboprop. There are 26 ATRs in the Air New Zealand fleet, and another 12 on order. Class: Economy ...

Kiwis escaping winter on Air New Zealand in record numbers these holidays

The New Zealand Herald  2018-07-09 23:26:51

Air New Zealand is experiencing its busiest winter school holidays on record, with the number of New Zealanders travelling to international destinations up 25 per cent on five years ago.Analysis of customers ...

Flying from Los Angeles to Auckland aboard Air New Zealand

The New Zealand Herald  2018-07-09 20:00:00

Jamie Morton flies aboard Air New Zealand's NZ5 from Los Angeles to Auckland. The plane: Air New Zealand Boeing 777 ? a smooth-riding and immaculately kept aircraft. The seat: 10J, in Business Premier. ...

Passengers delayed nearly three hours after plane struck by lightning

The New Zealand Herald  2018-07-09 07:22:56

Passengers flying from Wellington to Napier today have faced delays of nearly three hours after a plane was struck by lightning.A passenger of Air New Zealand flight NZ 8894 told the Herald the flight ...

Air New Zealand increasing charges for excess bags checked in at airports

The New Zealand Herald  2018-07-05 03:13:47

Air New Zealand has put up charges for excess bags by as much as $50, the latest in a series of price increases this year to cover higher operating costs.While there is no change to pre-paid excess baggage ...

Air New Zealand's Christopher Luxon joins board of Christian aid group Tearfund

The New Zealand Herald  2018-07-05 01:27:00

Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon has joined the board of Christian aid group Tearfund.Its chairman, Gary Agnew, said Luxon had joined in his personal capacity."Christopher and his family ...

Impossible burgers could be good for meat industry, says Damien O'Connor

The New Zealand Herald  2018-07-04 02:43:19

Synthetic burgers being served on some Air New Zealand flights may be good for the meat industry once people taste them, Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor says."It may be a really good, positive thing ...