Tag: Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines receive regulatory approval to extend joint venture alliance

Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines (SIA) welcome the decision by New Zealand’s Associate Minister of Transport, Hon Matt Doocey, to reauthorise their joint venture alliance for another five years until March 2029. This allows Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines to continue offering their...

Air New Zealand announces purchase of a next generation electric aircraft

Air New Zealand has today announced the ALIA as the airline's first purchase of a next generation aircraft in its Mission Next Gen Aircraft programme. Designed by electric aerospace company BETA Technologies, the battery-powered all-electric aircraft is expected to join Air New Zealand's fleet in 2...

Air New Zealand poor GSE story

‘Poor GSE’ forces Air New Zealand to suspend flights

Air New Zealand has reportedly temporarily halted operations to and from Samoa due to "poor GSE" that does not meet the airline's standards. According to Simple Flying, the carrier has cancelled two flights and is attempting to rebook passengers on narrowbody aircraft to their original destinatio...

Nightmare for Dreamliner: Truck crashes into Air NZ jet at airport

NZ Herald An Air New Zealand aircraft is out of action until further notice after it was damaged when a truck crashed into it on the tarmac at Auckland International Airport. Flights have been impacted while the plane, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, remains out of service. The Herald understand...

Heart Aerospace selected as long-term partner for Air New Zealand’s Mission Next Gen Aircraft

Swedish electric airplane developer Heart Aerospace has announced it has been selected as a long-term partner for Air New Zealand’s Mission Next Gen Aircraft partnership for the replacement of the airline’s Q300 domestic fleet with a more sustainable option from 2030. Heart Aerospace was select...

Air New Zealand touches down in the Big Apple

Air New Zealand touches down in the Big Apple

Air New Zealand touched down at John F. Kennedy International Airport today, marking the first of its non-stop flights connecting the city of sails and the city that never sleeps. Minister of Tourism for New Zealand Hon Stuart Nash, Chair Dame Therese Walsh and Air New Zealand Chief Execut...

Air New Zealand plans ahead for a smoother summer

Air New Zealand plans ahead for a smoother summer

Over the next six months, the airline will operate a slightly reduced schedule of 1.5 percent fewer seats than originally planned, meaning a change to some flights. Most customers who experience a flight change will be transferred to another flight on the same day for domestic travel, and for inter...

Air New Zealand Reports US$454m Annual Loss

Air New Zealand Reports US$454m Annual Loss

By Sofia Marrero airwaysmag.com Air New Zealand (NZ) has recorded an after-tax loss of US$454m for the 2020 financial year. This is the airline’s first annual loss in 18 years, according to NZ Chairman Dame Therese Walsh. In the same period in 2019, the airline reported US$276m in profits. In 20...

Sabre renews strategic, long-term distribution agreement with Air New Zealand

Sabre renews strategic, long-term distribution agreement with Air New Zealand

Sabre Corporation, the leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, has renewed its long-term, worldwide distribution agreement with Air New Zealand. Under the renewed agreement, Sabre will continue to distribute global Air New Zealand content to hundreds of...

Air New Zealand to resume Auckland-Shanghai service

Air New Zealand to resume Auckland-Shanghai service

Air New Zealand will resume passenger flights between Auckland and Shanghai next week, with passengers subject to government border controls in each direction. Pre-Covid-19 Air New Zealand operated seven services per week on its Auckland-Shanghai route, however the route has been suspended since...

Air New Zealand announces Executive changes

Air New Zealand announces Executive changes

Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran is reducing the size of his Executive team as the airline adapts to a much smaller scale in the wake of the impact of Covid-19. “As we have done in all parts of our business, we are creating the structure that is appropriate for an airline whi...

Air New Zealand revises international network

Air New Zealand revises international network

Air New Zealand will not resume operation of its suspended Auckland-Buenos Aires and Los Angeles-London routes due to the deep impact of COVID-19 on forward travel demand. The airline has also taken the decision to postpone the commencement of its non-stop Auckland-New York service from 29 Octob...

Air New Zealand adds two new Appointments to its Board of Directors

Air New Zealand adds two new Appointments to its Board of Directors

Air New Zealand is appointing two outstanding business leaders to its Board of Directors. Former global Chief Executive Officer of Avis Budget Group Inc Larry De Shon and former Freightways Manager Director Dean Bracewell will join the Board from 20 April 2020.  The appointments are to fill...

Air New Zealand announces new Chief People Officer

Air New Zealand announces new Chief People Officer

Air New Zealand has appointed Joe McCollum as Chief People Officer effective 14 April 2020. Mr McCollum will take over from Jodie King, who is leaving the airline to become Chief People Officer at Vodafone New Zealand. Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran says Mr McCollum will b...

Air New Zealand updates domestic network

Air New Zealand updates domestic network

Air New Zealand is adjusting its domestic network with New Zealand now at Alert Level 4. The airline will operate a limited domestic schedule from 3 April to enable essential travel only and to keep air freight moving. Overall, domestic capacity will reduce by 95 percent from pre-COVID-19 levels...

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