Media Releases 2011

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December 2011
  • Dec
    23
    Update on domestic Air New Zealand flights to and from Christchurch
    Domestic flights into and out of Christchurch this evening are operating close to normal schedule times.
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  • Dec
    22
    Air New Zealand to provide services from Brisbane and Sydney to Norfolk Island

    Air New Zealand has been selected by the Australian Government to operate air services from both Brisbane and Sydney to Norfolk Island.

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  • Dec
    21
    Want an upgrade? Make us an offer

    More Air New Zealand passengers will be travelling in style with the trial of a new offer based system for last minute long haul seat upgrades.

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  • Dec
    20
    Christmas Cheer in the Air flight - no more sleeps to go…

    More than 150 young Cantabrians experienced some early Christmas cheer today with a special festive flight operated by Air New Zealand.

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  • Dec
    18
    2 World Champion All Blacks, 1 World Beating All Black Aircraft

    Air New Zealand has revealed the world’s largest commercially operated aircraft to be painted completely black.

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  • Dec
    15
    Air New Zealand and ANA launch new partnership

    Air New Zealand and ANA will establish a closer partnership in Japan from March 25 next year providing travellers on both airlines with improved access to destinations in Japan and New Zealand.

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  • Dec
    15
    Mark Schwab Appointed New Star Alliance CEO

    Long term international aviation executive to head Star Alliance organisation.

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  • Dec
    14
    Air New Zealand signs MOU with biofuel company Licella

    Air New Zealand today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Licella Pty Ltd to examine the development and commercialisation of a process to convert woody biomass into sustainable biofuel in New Zealand.

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  • Dec
    14
    Ethiopian Airlines joins Star Alliance

    At a ceremony held at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport the Star Alliance Chief Executive Board (CEB) welcomed Ethiopian Airlines as the Alliance’s third carrier based on the African continent.

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  • Dec
    12
    Air New Zealand’s Christmas Cheer in the Air for Christchurch

    Air New Zealand is planning to turn one of its 777-200ER aircraft into a unique Christmas “sleigh” for the children of Christchurch.

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  • Dec
    12
    Paint job will create world’s largest commercially operated aircraft to be painted all black

    Air New Zealand’s newest Boeing 777-300ER has entered Boeing’s Seattle painting facility to receive a make over that will see it become the world’s largest commercially operated aircraft painted all black.

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  • Dec
    9
    Air New Zealand secures seven charter flights from Japan

    Air New Zealand is again operating its popular charter programme from Japan to New Zealand this summer as it continues to stimulate passenger growth from this important tourism market.

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  • Dec
    7
    The Star Alliance / Global Hotel Alliance Global Pursuit Facebook competition - win a round the world trip for two

    Frankfurt, Germany - December 7th, 2011 - The Star Alliance Network and Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) are teaming up to offer one lucky winner a luxurious trip around the world for two people!

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  • Dec
    5
    Famous undies and sweaty singlet up for grabs in the “Kids @ Christmas” charity online auction

    A signed pair of Dan Carter’s Jockey underwear and the sweaty singlet studded with Swarovski crystals Richard Simmons wore in Air New Zealand’s safety video are amongst more than 100 items up for grabs in Air New Zealand’s annual Kids @ Christmas charity auction at www.sella.co.nz.

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  • Dec
    1
    Farewell Rico

    Rico, Air New Zealand's furry mascot, has passed away while hosting a celeb-packed house-warming party in his Los Angeles mansion.

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November 2011
  • Nov
    29
    Air New Zealand introduces lower fares and more options for domestic travellers

    Air New Zealand has this morning reduced its lowest domestic airfares by an average six per cent with the launch of Seats to Suit style fares.

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  • Nov
    23
    Unsuspecting Melbourne diners surprised with free flights to Wellington

    In an Australian first, Air New Zealand last night surprised 60 unsuspecting diners at the sell-out Melbourne restaurant ‘WLG’, with a free return flight each to Wellington.

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  • Nov
    22
    700,000 Kiwis to get Air New Zealand’s new OneSmart card

    Air New Zealand is launching a new Airpoints membership card loaded with smart new features intended to transform its popular loyalty card into the ultimate travel companion.

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  • Nov
    11
    Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrival tomorrow to be broadcast live via the internet

    The arrival of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be streamed live on the internet at www.slipstream.co.nz/airnz from approximately 9.45am on Saturday morning 12 November.

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  • Nov
    8
    Boeing 787 Dreamliner to touch down in Auckland this Saturday

    The Boeing 787 will touch down in New Zealand for the first time on Saturday morning 12 November at Auckland International Airport.

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  • Nov
    8
    Air New Zealand Holidays Pakuranga store closing, staff relocating

    Air New Zealand is closing its Pakuranga Holidays store, but customers will still be able to continue to plan and book travel with their favourite consultant.

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  • Nov
    7
    Air New Zealand announces plans for new service between Mt Cook/Christchurch/Queenstown

    Mt Cook is set to become the 28th domestic destination on Air New Zealand’s network with the airline announcing today the trial of a new Christchurch/Mt Cook/Queenstown route in the summer of 2012-2013.

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  • Nov
    7
    Air New Zealand boosts capacity between Rotorua and Queenstown

    Domestic jet services are set to return to Rotorua in the 2012-2013 summer season.

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October 2011
  • Oct
    28
    Direct Japan-Christchurch flights resume

    Air New Zealand resumes its direct services from Japan into Christchurch on Tuesday 1 November, with a Boeing 777-200 flight from Narita, Tokyo.

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  • Oct
    24
    Air New Zealand Paraparaumu-Auckland service takes off

    Paraparaumu tomorrow becomes the 27th destination on Air New Zealand’s domestic network with the launch of direct services between Paraparaumu (Kapiti Coast) and Auckland.

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  • Oct
    19
    Air New Zealand invests in regional growth with commitment to purchase up to 12 ATR aircraft

    Air New Zealand has ordered seven new-generation ATR72-600 aircraft with purchase options for a further five worth a total list price of US$270 million.

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  • Oct
    19
    Air New Zealand brings Dreamliner to New Zealand

    New Zealanders will be among the first people in the Southern Hemisphere to see the new Boeing 787 aircraft when Air New Zealand brings it to Auckland for the first time from 12-14 November.

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  • Oct
    11
    More Kiwis discover sophisticated, exciting, affordable China

    Air New Zealand is marking five years of flying to China with the launch of an amazing $1399 fare offer to encourage even more Kiwis to discover this incredible holiday destination.

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  • Oct
    6
    Star Alliance again voted Best Airline Alliance at Business Traveller Awards

    Star Alliance, the way the Earth connects, was voted Best Airline Alliance at the Business Traveller Awards held in London last week for the sixth consecutive time.

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September 2011
  • Sep
    26
    Air New Zealand increases interest in Virgin Australia

    Air New Zealand has increased its relevant interest in Australian-based airline Virgin Australia from 14.99 percent to 19.99 percent. The increased interest was acquired at 29.7 cents per share.

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  • Sep
    22
    airnz.co.nz - making it even easier to find cheap deals

    Air New Zealand is making it easier than ever for customers to score cheap deals through enhancements to www.airnz.co.nz which went live this morning.

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  • Sep
    19
    Air New Zealand’s Seats to Suit comes to Perth

    From today travellers on the direct Auckland - Perth route can enjoy the flexibility of booking Air New Zealand’s Seats to Suit fares.

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August 2011
  • Aug
    31
    Star Alliance CEO nominated to lead Austrian Airlines

    FRANKFURT, Germany - August 31, 2011 - Jaan Albrecht, CEO of Star Alliance Services GmbH, has been proposed by the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG to become Chairman of the Board and CEO of Austrian Airlines AG as of November 1st, 2011. The nomination is to be considered by the Supervisory Board of the airline at its next meeting in September.

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  • Aug
    25
    Star Alliance Launches FareFinder App

    FRANKFURT, Germany - August 25th, 2011 - Following the recent successful launch of its Navigator iPhone app, the Star Alliance network has now become the first airline alliance to introduce an easy and simple to use fare finder mobile application.

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  • Aug
    25
    Air New Zealand Profit Declines

    Air New Zealand today announced normalised earnings* before taxation of $75 million for the 12 months to 30 June 2011.

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  • Aug
    8
    11:30
    Media statement 2 – SAFE Air Ltd

    SAFE Air Ltd can confirm that the engineer who died during a routine maintenance operation at its base in Blenheim this morning was 51 year old local man.

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  • Aug
    8
    09:30
    Media statement – SAFE Air Ltd

    SAFE Air Ltd can confirm that an engineer died during routine maintenance operation at its base in Blenheim this morning.

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  • Aug
    5
    Celebrities, show girls and sports stars come out for 747 convoy to Vegas

    Eight All Blacks will farewell fellow rugby star Karl Te Nana, league legends Steve Price and Awen Guttenbeil, television stars Kim Crossman and Tammy Davis, Black Caps all-rounder Scott Styris, The Edge’s Dom Harvey and top kiwi band Opshop as well as two jumbo jets full of Vegas-bound passengers at Auckland International Airport check-in this Sunday, to celebrate the 5th birthday of Air New Zealand’s grabaseat.

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  • Aug
    4
    Jane Freeman retires from Air New Zealand Board

    Jane Freeman will step down from the Air New Zealand Board following the board meeting on 24 August 2011.

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  • Aug
    2
    New Bracelet and Necklace Combo for Lindsay Lohan

    Air New Zealand’s friend to the stars, Rico, gained worldwide attention in June when he secured an exclusive interview with Lindsay Lohan on the Skycouch while she was under house arrest.

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  • Aug
    2
    First Air New Zealand aircraft flies into Kapiti Coast Airport

    Air New Zealand flew an aircraft into Kapiti Coast Airport (Paraparaumu) for the first time today. 

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July 2011
  • Jul
    28
    Star Alliance goes mobile with iPhone App

    Customers travelling on the Star Alliance network now have access to all Alliance related travel information through their iPhone.

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  • Jul
    21
    North Americans encouraged to experience Spring in the South Island

    Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand are working together to attract North American tourists into New Zealand during September and October.

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  • Jul
    21
    Rico is hanging with The Hoff

    Air New Zealand’s furry friend to the stars, Rico, has today launched his new series of celebrity YouTube interviews, with David Hasselhoff the first to experience Rico’s cheeky interrogation style in the hot seat that is the Air New Zealand Skycouch.

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  • Jul
    21
    North Americans encouraged to experience Spring in the South Island

    Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand are working together to attract North American tourists into New Zealand during September and October.

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  • Jul
    19
    Air New Zealand Wins Top Marketing Award

    Air New Zealand has taken top honours for marketing at the 10th annual Airline Strategy Awards in London.

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  • Jul
    13
    Air New Zealand all black campervans kick-off country tour

    Air New Zealand today celebrates the launch of its new fleet of all black campervans with a tour of New Zealand.

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  • Jul
    8
    Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia Alliance Goes On Sale

    AUCKLAND and BRISBANE, 8 July, 2011 - Air New Zealand and the Virgin Australia group of airlines today launched their trans-Tasman alliance, with reciprocal codeshare flights on each other’s trans-Tasman networks and applicable connecting domestic services going on sale for travel from July 26.

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  • Jul
    8
    Air New Zealand Released from US Department of Justice Cargo Cartel Investigation

    The US Department of Justice has ceased its cargo cartel investigation against Air New Zealand.

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  • Jul
    6
    Shenzhen Airlines Accepted as Future Star Alliance Member Carrier

    Star Alliance, the way the Earth connects, today announced that its Chief Executive Board (CEB) has unanimously approved the application of Shenzhen Airlines to join Star Alliance.

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June 2011
  • Jun
    28
    Volcanic Ash Update 11

    The New Zealand MetService has advised that volcanic ash is expected at altitudes above 20,000 ft for parts of the lower South Island from tomorrow morning (Wednesday 29 June).

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  • Jun
    27
    Air New Zealand seeks budding young CEOs

    Air New Zealand is on the hunt for the country’s most promising young leaders to take part in its annual CEO for the Day programme.

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  • Jun
    27
    Jumbo Convoy to Vegas

    Air New Zealand’s grabaseat is celebrating half a decade of ludicrously low airfares in rock-star style, taking two jumbo jets to Las Vegas with a convoy of more than 700 Kiwis in tow.

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  • Jun
    26
    Air New Zealand brings a taste of Matariki to LAX

    Air New Zealand has given international travellers at Los Angeles International airport a taste of traditional Matariki celebrations, complete with a hangi for 400 people cooked on site.

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  • Jun
    24
    Rico gets on the couch with Hollywood’s hottest celebs

    Air New Zealand’s furry friend to the stars, Rico, is the talk of the town in Hollywood this week, interviewing several global celebrities including David Hasselhoff, Giuliana Rancic and Lindsay Lohan for a new online series.

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  • Jun
    23
    Air New Zealand Collects Three Skytrax Awards including Best Airline Australia Pacific

    Air New Zealand has for the second year in a row been named the ‘Best Airline Australia / Pacific’ at the prestigious 2011 Skytrax World Airline Awards, in a ceremony held at the Paris Air Show overnight.

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  • Jun
    23
    Hawaiian Airlines and Air New Zealand Renew 767 Heavy Maintenance Contract

    Hawaiian Airlines and Air New Zealand Technical Operations have renewed the contract for heavy maintenance of Hawaiian Airlines’ Boeing 767 fleet at Air New Zealand’s Auckland engineering base.

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  • Jun
    21
    11:20
    Volcanic Ash - Update 10
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  • Jun
    17
    09:30
    Volcanic Ash - Update 9

    Following the latest Metservice forecast, Air New Zealand will recommence services into and out of Queenstown from midday today.

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  • Jun
    16
    20:15
    Volcanic Ash - Update 8

    Based on current Metservice forecasts, Air New Zealand expects to operate all domestic and
    trans-Tasman services from tomorrow morning, with the exception of Queenstown.

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  • Jun
    16
    13:00
    Volcanic Ash - Update 7

    Air New Zealand will resume operations in the lower South Island this afternoon following a new forecast from the New Zealand Metservice.

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  • Jun
    16
    07:30
    Volcanic Ash - Update 6

    The New Zealand Metservice has advised that low areas of ash down to 10,000ft continue to cover parts of the east coast of the South Island affecting flights into and out of Invercargill, Dunedin and Christchurch only.

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  • Jun
    15
    22:00
    Volcanic Ash - Update 5

    Air New Zealand confirms that as a result of increased volcanic ash activity in the south of the South Island a number of services were cancelled this evening to and from Christchurch and points south.

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  • Jun
    14
    Volcanic Ash - Update 4

    Air New Zealand’s domestic and trans-Tasman flights continue to operate to schedule today by working closely with the Civil Aviation Authority and Metservice to ensure flight paths continue to avoid areas of ash.

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  • Jun
    13
    Air New Zealand flights to and from Christchurch - Update 3

    Christchurch Airport’s runway has reopened, with Air New Zealand resuming its operations to and from the city, although with some delays for the remainder of the evening.

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  • Jun
    13
    Air New Zealand flights to and from Christchurch - Update 2

    Air New Zealand flights into and out of Christchurch up until 5:30pm this evening are cancelled pending the completion of infrastructure and runway checks by Christchurch Airport.

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  • Jun
    13
    Air New Zealand flights to and from Christchurch - Update 1

    Air New Zealand flights to and from Christchurch are currently on hold while Christchurch International Airport Limited evaluates if there is any damage to the airport following the magnitude 6 earthquake this afternoon.

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  • Jun
    13
    Volcanic Ash - Update 3

    Air New Zealand does not currently expect cancellations to its domestic or international services as a result of volcanic ash currently in New Zealand airspace.

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  • Jun
    12
    Volcanic Ash - Update 2

    Air New Zealand does not currently expect delays or cancellations to its domestic or international services as a result of volcanic ash currently in New Zealand airspace.

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  • Jun
    11
    Volcanic Ash - Update 1

    Air New Zealand does not currently expect delays or cancellations to its domestic or international services as a result of volcanic ash due to arrive in New Zealand airspace later this evening.

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  • Jun
    10
    Auckland - Perth NZ175 9 June Update 3

    Investigations are continuing on the Boeing 767-300 aircraft operating as NZ175 yesterday afternoon from Auckland to Perth.

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  • Jun
    10
    New $59 Standby Fares To and From Christchurch

    Air New Zealand's standby fares are back. Following the trial in Dunedin last year, standby fares are being launched in Christchurch this weekend.

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  • Jun
    9
    NZ175 Auckland - Perth - Update 2

    Air New Zealand flight NZ175 from Auckland to Perth returned to Auckland this afternoon after the pilot of the Boeing 767-300ER aircraft reported a problem with the left hand engine shortly after the 2.25pm take off.

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  • Jun
    9
    NZ175 Auckland - Perth - Update 1

    Air New Zealand flight NZ175 from Auckland to Perth returned to Auckland this afternoon after the pilot of the Boeing 767-300ER aircraft reported a problem with the left hand engine shortly after take off. 

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  • Jun
    3
    Altitude Aerospace Interiors Ltd Wins Second Major VIP Aircraft Contract

    Altitude Aerospace Interiors has landed its second major VIP aircraft completion contract which will see it outfit a Boeing Business Jet 737 (BBJ) VIP aircraft with a luxurious state of the art interior for a sub continental client.

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May 2011
  • May
    30
    $150 off half a million return trips to Aussie

    Air New Zealand is slashing $150 off all return journeys from New Zealand to Australia for the next six months in one of its biggest sales.

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  • May
    25
    Japanese Tourism Delegation Most Influential to Ever Visit New Zealand

    The most influential Japanese tourism industry delegation to ever visit New Zealand is in Queenstown today to visit key tourism providers and meet with New Zealand’s Prime Minister, and Minister of Tourism, John Key.

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  • May
    23
    Air New Zealand adds capacity to its China and Japan routes

    Air New Zealand will be increasing its international capacity to China and Japan for its upcoming Northern Winter schedule.

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  • May
    16
    Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia Airlines Group Announce New-look Joint Network
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  • May
    13
    Case withdrawn against Auckland International Airport’s shareholding in Queenstown Airport

    Air New Zealand and the Queenstown Community Strategic Assets Group Inc have today withdrawn their cases against Auckland International Airport Limited over its shareholding in Queenstown Airport (QAC).

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  • May
    12
    Air New Zealand Skycouch scoops prestigious Conde Nast Traveller Award

    Air New Zealand’s Skycouch Economy seat has won the Aviation category in Conde Nast Traveller’s 2011 Innovation and Design Awards.

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April 2011
  • Apr
    20
    Air New Zealand Aviation Institute helps meet global aviation recruitment demand

    Air New Zealand is today launching a specialist Aviation Institute which will provide a comprehensive range of training covering most airline industry roles within a single organisation.

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  • Apr
    20
    Air New Zealand new Paraparaumu flights on sale from today

    Air New Zealand today announced that its new direct flights between Paraparaumu and Auckland are available for purchase.

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  • Apr
    20
    NZCC Withdraws Claims Against Air New Zealand Cargo Employees Five Years into its Investigation of Cargo Practices

    Air New Zealand today welcomed the decision by the New Zealand Commerce Commission to discontinue proceedings against individual employees of its Cargo business.

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  • Apr
    19
    Go island hopping across the Pacific with the Star Alliance Micronesia Airpass

    Star Alliance, the way the Earth connects, has added a further fare product for customers to explore additional islands in the Pacific Ocean.

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  • Apr
    8
    Air New Zealand and Eithad Airways code share gets green light

    Air New Zealand, has received government approval for its code share agreement with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. The new code share services will be available for sale from April 14 2011, for travel from April 18.

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  • Apr
    7
    Air New Zealand appoints new International Airline head

    Air New Zealand has appointed Christopher Luxon to the role of Group General Manager International Airline effective May 30 this year.

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March 2011
  • Mar
    30
    Air New Zealand’s new safety video tops
    1 million views

    Just three days since its launch, Air New Zealand’s new “Fit to Fly” safety video featuring US fitness legend Richard Simmons has now been viewed more than a million times on YouTube.

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  • Mar
    28
    Richard Simmons helps get Air New Zealand passengers Fit to Fly

    Air New Zealand’s safety ambassador for its new inflight safety video is US fitness legend Richard Simmons.

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  • Mar
    22
    Snoop Dogg Collaborates with Air New Zealand’s Crazy Puppet, Rico

    Working with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Dr. Dre, Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry, international hip-hop sensation Snoop Dogg laid down the beats earlier this month with Kiwis’ favourite risqué puppet, Rico.

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  • Mar
    20
    Grabaseat asks how low you can go?

    Air New Zealand's grabaseat is launching a new reverse auction feature tomorrow where the price of flights to fabulous domestic and international destinations will tick down a dollar at a time until it gets so low it's irresistible.

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  • Mar
    18
    Air New Zealand responds to misleading media statements

    Air New Zealand considers media releases today by Qantas and by the Commerce Commission to be misleading and defamatory.

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  • Mar
    15
    Earnings Update

    Air New Zealand gave guidance on February 24th 2011, at the six month result announcement, that it expected to be profitable in the second half, noting the risks around fuel price and the Christchurch earthquake.

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  • Mar
    10
    Air New Zealand fares increase to recover jet fuel cost

    Air New Zealand is increasing domestic and international fares as a result of the rising cost of jet fuel.

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  • Mar
    4
    Update on Air New Zealand Airfares for Christchurch

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  • Mar
    3
    Jan Dawson to join Air New Zealand Board

    Jan Dawson, currently the chair and chief executive of KPMG, will join the board of Air New Zealand on 1 April.

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February 2011
  • Feb
    25
    Additional capacity and special standby fares to and from Christchurch

    Air New Zealand is continuing to add further capacity into and out of Christchurch to meet high demand, especially for people wishing to leave Christchurch.

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  • Feb
    24
    Extension of $50 domestic fares and further additional capacity

    Air New Zealand has extended its $50 one way airfares from/to Christchurch anywhere on the Air New Zealand domestic network for booking and travel through until midnight Sunday 27th February.

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  • Feb
    24
    Air New Zealand Reports Strong Performance in First Six Months

    Air New Zealand is releasing its half year result today, at a very sad time when the company focus is on the disaster in Christchurch and what we can do to assist.

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  • Feb
    23
    15:00
    Additional capacity from Christchurch to Wellington and Auckland

    Air New Zealand is continuing to add additional capacity out of Christchurch to meet the high demand for people wishing to depart the city.

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  • Feb
    23
    09:46
    Further capacity for travel from Christchurch
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  • Feb
    23
    08:15
    Air New Zealand additional flight information and international airfares – Update 6
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  • Feb
    22
    Air New Zealand airfare and additional flight information for Christchurch

    All available fares on Air New Zealand domestic services from any point on the domestic network to/from Christchurch for booking and travel through until 8am Friday morning are available for $50 one way.

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  • Feb
    22
    Air New Zealand flights to and from Christchurch – Update 4

    Christchurch International Airport Limited has just advised that no scheduled services will be able to operate this evening into or out of the airport. They expect to be operational, for domestic flights only, from 8am tomorrow morning, Wednesday 23 February.

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  • Feb
    22
    15:27
    Air New Zealand flights to and from Christchurch – Update 3

    Air New Zealand services to and from Christchurch up until 7pm this evening are cancelled pending the completion of infrastructure and runway inspections by Christchurch Airport.

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  • Feb
    22
    15:11
    Air New Zealand flights to and from Christchurch – Update 2

    Air New Zealand flights into and out of Christchurch up until 7pm this evening are cancelled pending the completion of infrastructure and runways checks by Christchurch Airport.

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  • Feb
    22
    13:50
    Air New Zealand flights to and from Christchurch – Update 1

    Air New Zealand flights to and from Christchurch are currently on hold while Christchurch International Airport Limited evaluates if there is any damage to the airport following the 6.3 magnitude earthquake this afternoon.

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  • Feb
    21
    Return of the 747 to Tokyo signals Japanese market resurgence

    Recovering Japanese visitor numbers are prompting Air New Zealand to operate Boeing 747-400 aircraft on the Tokyo route following five years absence.

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  • Feb
    18
    Air New Zealand increases non-stop flights between Dunedin and Auckland

    Air New Zealand announced today that it will continue to operate additional flights between Dunedin and Auckland on three days per week following a successful trial of these services over the last few months.

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  • Feb
    17
    Air New Zealand moves to daily China services

    Air New Zealand is adding two additional direct services each week between New Zealand and China in response to 20% growth in international visitor numbers from China.

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  • Feb
    16
    Air New Zealand launches online taxi booking

    Air New Zealand is launching an online airport taxi booking service that promises to save customers time and money.

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  • Feb
    14
    Erebus Remembrance Flight

    Antarctica New Zealand will tomorrow host an opportunity for media to discuss details of the Erebus remembrance flight to Scott Base, Antarctica, scheduled for Wednesday 16 February.

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  • Feb
    14
    GrabOne with Grabaseat

    Grabaseat is now working with GrabOne.co.nz to offer savvy travellers great deals on activities to complement their grabaseat holiday.

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  • Feb
    8
    More Erebus Families to Travel to Antarctica

    One hundred and four family members of those lost in the Erebus tragedy will now travel to Antarctica on a remembrance flight next week.

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  • Feb
    8
    Air New Zealand’s newest aircraft makes flying visit to Wellington

    Wellingtonians will get their first chance to see Air New Zealand’s brand new Boeing 777-300ER when it touches down at Wellington Airport tomorrow as part of a special visit to the capital city.

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  • Feb
    8
    Air New Zealand and Etihad Airways in code share arrangement

    Air New Zealand has signed a code share agreement with Etihad Airways providing Air New Zealand customers with flight options to and through the Middle East for the first time.

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  • Feb
    7
    Mobile capability on black aircraft will be a New Zealand first

    Air New Zealand, in partnership with Vodafone and OnAir, today announced it will be enabling its new black A320 with mobile phone and data capability.

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  • Feb
    1
    Air New Zealand goes all black for new aircraft arrival

    Air New Zealand’s striking new all black A320 aircraft will touch down at Auckland airport for the first time this afternoon, marking the start of a revolution in the airline’s domestic jet service.

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January 2011
  • Jan
    26
    Air Nelson announces new Paraparaumu service

    Paraparaumu is set to become the 27th domestic airport serviced by Air New Zealand, with its subsidiary Air Nelson beginning scheduled commercial services between Auckland and the Kapiti Coast from Labour Weekend this year.

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  • Jan
    25
    Air Nelson to fly Q300s to Hokitika

    Air Nelson will from April begin scheduled services between Christchurch and Hokitika using its 50 seat Bombardier Q300 aircraft.

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  • Jan
    21
    Air New Zealand Updates Shareholding in Virgin Blue

    Air New Zealand announced last evening that it had acquired a substantial shareholding in Australian-based airline Virgin Blue.

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  • Jan
    20
    Air New Zealand Acquires Substantial Shareholding in Virgin Blue

    Air New Zealand has acquired a substantial shareholding in Australian-based airline Virgin Blue.

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  • Jan
    12
    Air New Zealand Announces Code Sharing Agreement with Virgin Atlantic

    Air New Zealand and Virgin Atlantic have signed a code sharing agreement offering more flexibility and choice on routings between the UK and New Zealand for both carriers’ passengers.

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  • Jan
    12
    New Black Aircraft Takes to the Skies

    Air New Zealand's new all black A320 aircraft is nearing completion and in a few weeks will make the journey to New Zealand to join the airline's domestic jet fleet.

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  • Jan
    12
    Air New Zealand welcomes new direct link from China

    Air New Zealand is welcoming news that Guangzhou based China Southern Airlines will begin a new direct service to Auckland early this year.

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