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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 ...

Air NZ boss to United: Don't waste a good crisis

The New Zealand Herald  2017-05-05 02:34:40

Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon says United Airlines ''shouldn't waste a good crisis'' created when a passenger was dragged from an overbooked plane.He said the US airline's ''abysmal ...

Air New Zealand Hobbit plane among the 'ugliest planes that have ever flown'

The New Zealand Herald  2017-05-03 22:20:09

Air New Zealand has billed itself as the official "airline to Middle-earth" since it debuted its first Lord of the Rings livery on a Boeing 747 back in 2002.But now, one of these iconic themed jets has ...

Air New Zealand appoints new leadership for UK market

Breaking Travel News  2017-05-02 08:17:32

Air New Zealand has announced three new appointments including Jorge Flores-Garcia as the sales manager for the UK and Europe. At the same time, Sandra Rogat will take up the role of manager of market ...

Matt Heath: My revenge on United Airlines

The New Zealand Herald  2017-04-30 17:00:00

Air New Zealand has topped the AMR corporate reputation index for the second year in a row and is now No1 in Australia too. No surprise. Air New Zealand is a bloody great airline.The look, the feel, the ...

Air NZ serves airline food in London pop-up restaurant

The New Zealand Herald  2017-04-25 19:02:44

A trendy pop-up restaurant is serving only airline food from Air New Zealand.The temporary eatery in London's Soho opened on Monday after it was revealed a quarter of Brits think airplane food is worse ...

Air New Zealand among top airlines in TripAdvisor survey

The New Zealand Herald  2017-04-11 01:14:33

Air New Zealand has been recognised in TripAdvisor's inaugural Travellers' Choice Awards for airlines, coming in fifth overall and named runner up in the Asia-Pacific region behind commercial partner Singapore ...

The NZ business where 46,000 people a year want to work

The New Zealand Herald  2017-04-07 17:00:00

Air New Zealand's human relations boss Jodie King spent a few days cleaning planes during the summer holiday peak.''It was really hard work," she says.The task was part of the airline's policy of getting ...