Air New Zealand Australasia's Leading Airline again
Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Christopher Luxon says being consistently recognised by the industry as leading the way in Australasia is hugely gratifying, but the big challenge now is to get Australian travellers to understand that Air New Zealand is much more than a trans-Tasman carrier.
The airline has just launched its new Better Way to Fly campaign featuring Dave, a CGI migratory bird who's discovered that Air New Zealand is a better way to fly from Australia to North and South America.
"Australia is an incredibly important market to Air New Zealand and through this campaign work we hope to encourage more Australian travellers to consider Air New Zealand for their next long haul trip to the Americas.
"In recent years we have focused heavily on building a strong Pacific Rim network, investing deeply in the customer experience and building a strong culture internally. It's great to see these investments paying off and being recognised in the World Travel Awards," says Mr Luxon.
The past 12 months have been significant for Air New Zealand – growing its network through the addition of several new routes, introducing a number of initiatives under a new sustainability framework, and introducing innovations and enhancements to the customer experience, including rolling out a $100 million lounge redevelopment programme.
Issued by Air New Zealand Public Affairs ph +64 21 747 320
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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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