Air New Zealand named Airline of the Year third year running
The website's editorial team praised Air New Zealand for its products, environmental commitment, innovation and internal culture which it says has resulted in exceptional performance in the market and in operational safety.
AirlineRatings.com Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas says the airline is a global trendsetter, consistently performing at high level and at the top tier of the industry in a host of areas.
"Air New Zealand's focus on its staff has resulted in outstanding performance right across the airline at every touch point and the airline's innovation continues to impress, including the recently launched tracking of unaccompanied children.
"Given Air New Zealand's location and the country's size, its performance is stunning," Mr Thomas said.
The airline has also been awarded the Best Premium Economy and Best Economy titles.
Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Christopher Luxon says the awards are a reflection of the consistent hard work put in by the airline's more than 11,000 staff right around the world in what's been a fantastic 75th anniversary year.
"It's an honour to be named Airline of the Year again and the timing couldn't be better with the awards coming at the same time Air New Zealand celebrates its inaugural flight to Buenos Aires Argentina, one of four new international destinations the airline is launching this year."
In addition to the Buenos Aires inaugural, Air New Zealand began operating to Singapore in January; its new direct service to Houston begins on 15 December; and both Air New Zealand and Air China jointly celebrate their new alliance service to Beijing on 10 December.
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Air New Zealand is proud to be a member of Star Alliance. The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca in Brazil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,330 airports in 192 countries.
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