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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 ...

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 ...