Air NZ Acquires Stake In New Australian Partner

Aviation Week  2011-01-21 05:31:30

Air New Zealand funds A$145-million Virgin Blue share purchase from available cash, stresses it will not increase stake beyond 14.9%.

Air NZ moves to 14.9pc of Virgin Blue

The Australian  2011-01-21 00:17:24

AIR New Zealand has confirmed it has bought 14.9 per cent of Virgin Blue for $145m and will not seek a board seat for at least six months.

Air NZ shares fall after $145m Virgin Blue foray

The New Zealand Herald  2011-01-20 23:09:35

Air New Zealand shares fell after the company made a A$145 million investment in a minority stake in new trans-Tasman partner Virgin Blue.The stock declined 1.4 per cent to $1.42 on the NZX. It paid an ...

Air New Zealand to buy up to 15% of Virgin Blue

Air Transport World  2011-01-20 21:53:46

Air New Zealand said it will acquire a substantial shareholding in Australia's Virgin Blue, a strategic move that has been long-anticipated.

Air NZ swoops on Virgin

The Australian  2011-01-20 13:00:00

AIR New Zealand plans to strengthen ties with Virgin Blue by buying as much as 14.99 per cent of the carrier in a deal worth up to $135 million.

Air NZ swoops on Virgin

The Australian  2011-01-20 13:00:00

AIR New Zealand plans to strengthen ties with Virgin Blue by buying as much as 14.99 per cent of the carrier in a deal worth up to $135 million.

Air NZ takes stake in Virgin Blue

The New Zealand Herald  2011-01-20 07:38:09

Air New Zealand is taking its relationship with Virgin Blue up a notch, saying it has become a substantial shareholder in the Australian-based airline it is forming a trans-Tasman alliance with.Air New ...

Air New Zealand, Virgin Atlantic ink codeshare pact

Air Transport World  2011-01-12 23:18:52

Air New Zealand, Virgin Atlantic ink codeshare pact

Air NZ, Virgin sign code sharing agreement

The New Zealand Herald  2011-01-12 18:20:00

Air New Zealand says it has signed a code sharing agreement with Virgin Atlantic that will allow its passengers to book on many Virgin Atlantic services. "This new code share agreement provides yet further ...

Weather bomb thwarts landing

The New Zealand Herald  2011-01-06 17:35:00

An Air New Zealand flight was forced to abandon landing in Tonga yesterday after running into a "weather bomb". Flight 27, originally from the United States, left Samoa yesterday afternoon and was headed ...

Should Air NZ have charged extra to change a sick child's flight?

The New Zealand Herald  2011-01-04 21:13:16

A family who reported their son's chicken pox to Air New Zealand three days before they were due to fly believe they have been "punished" with the extra costs involved in rebooking their travel.Steven ...

Air NZ - where honesty costs

The New Zealand Herald  2011-01-04 17:30:00

A family have discovered honesty can be costly on Air New Zealand.The van Gelder family have had to pay an extra $300 for new tickets home from their Christmas holiday in Rotorua after telling the airline ...

Behold the Skycouch

Seattle Post-Intelligencer  2010-12-30 19:34:00

Air New Zealand won itself a lot of press in January, when it announced it would install "skycouches" in its new Boeing 777-300ER. Now that Boeing has delivered the airplane, the Cranky Flier got a tour.

Keys to making history

The New Zealand Herald  2010-12-25 17:30:00

Ed Sims dangles a set of shiny keys in front of me.They are to the cockpit of Air New Zealand's first 777-300ER. You'd be surprised how many people think they're the ignition keys, he laughs.It's not every ...

'Cuddle class' just a start says airline

The New Zealand Herald  2010-12-25 17:30:00

Air New Zealand says the innovations on its new 777-300 aircraft are only the start of things to come.The plane which made its inaugural flight from Boeing's Seattle headquarters to Auckland this week ...

Air NZ showing off new plane above Auckland

The New Zealand Herald  2010-12-23 19:54:28

Air New Zealand will be showing off its new plane over the skies of Auckland this morning.The new 777-300ER will be flown around 2,000ft above the Waitemata Harbour, passing the city and Mission Bay at ...

Take off for Air NZ's 'economy class revolution'

The New Zealand Herald  2010-12-23 17:30:00

The first of Air New Zealand's new fleet of 777-300ER aircraft took off from Boeing's Seattle headquarters yesterday, and began what the airline is calling an economy-class revolution.The aircraft is the ...

ANZ considers 777-200LR as 787 delay continues

Air Transport World  2010-12-22 21:57:17

Air New Zealand is examining "a host" of fleet options, including the Boeing 777-200LR, to mitigate the expected further delay in the 787 program owing to the inflight fire sparked by a power board short ...

Air New Zealand unveils 'major innovations' for passengers on 777-300ER

Air Transport World  2010-12-22 21:53:53

Air New Zealand received and unveiled its first Boeing 777-300ER on Wednesday in Seattle, claiming it has redefined air travel by including "beds" for economy passengers among a string of industry firsts ...

New 'cuddle class' fleet marks dramatic changes

The New Zealand Herald  2010-12-22 17:30:00

The handover of Air New Zealand's first 777-300 aircraft at Boeing's Seattle facility is the biggest development in commercial air travel in 30 years, says the airline's group general manager of international.Ed ...