Media releases 2016

See here for information on our 2015 media releases

December 2016

7 December 2106 - Air New Zealand’s Summer Wonderland to go on sale for Starship

2 December 2016 - Air New Zealand's Christmas song attracts 3.6m views in 24 hours

1 December 2016 - Air New Zealand sings out for carol equality with a Kiwi remix of a Christmas classic

November 2016

30 November 2016 - Air New Zealand opens doors to new regional lounge in Wellington

25 November 2016 - Air New Zealand will test Wellington runway extension consent application

25 November 2016 - Air New Zealand says ‘Hello’ to Adele fans

22 November 2016 - Air New Zealand’s domestic network campaign takes off

19 November 2016 - Air New Zealand unveils new-look lounge in Queenstown

18 November 2016 - Northland stars in Air New Zealand’s next safety video

16 November 2016 - Air New Zealand Airband™ Innovation of the Year

8 November 2016 - Air New Zealand signs significant new components contract

7 November 2016 - Air New Zealand and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology join forces

3 November 2016 - Air New Zealand opens new international lounge at Nadi Airport

October 2016

31 October 2016 - Air New Zealand’s 787-9 Dreamliner to touch down in Papeete

30 October 2016 - Air New Zealand Dreamliner flies to the Cook Islands for first time

26 October 2016 - Air New Zealand congratulates Taranaki with cheap seats

25 October 2016 - Air New Zealand scoops two industry innovation awards

25 October 2016 - Air New Zealand offers travellers a 360° view of Hong Kong

16 October 2016 - Air New Zealand Australasia’s Leading Airline again

15 October 2016 - Total ban on carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices

14 October 2016 - Landmark commitment will boost New Zealand EV numbers by more than 75%

11 October 2016 - Star Alliance and Juneyao seal partnership

6 October 2016 - Air New Zealand to introduce inflight wifi

6 October 2016 - Air New Zealand determined to change Australian travellers’ perceptions

4 October 2016 - Give someone the world

September 2016

26 September 2016 - Air New Zealand on the hunt for digital interns

26 September 2016 - Air New Zealand to fly Dreamliner for second Vietnam season

16 September 2016 - Air New Zealand's 75th exhibition makes South Island debut

12 September 2016 - Air New Zealand carries precious kiwi cargo in Conservation Week

7 September 2016 - Win the globe-trotting journey of a lifetime

2 September 2016 - Air New Zealand to operate more jets on Dunedin-Wellington

1 September 2016 - Fly Buys and Airpoints™ programmes take a new direction

1 September 2016 - Three more businesses join the Air New Zealand Airpoints™ programme

1 September 2016 - Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand extend alliance agreement

August 2016

23 August 2016 - All Blacks captain signs on as Air New Zealand ambassador

22 August 2016 - Air New Zealand to increase its premium seating offering

11 August 2016 - Let Star Alliance inspire you to travel the world

July 2016

29 July 2016 - Fine wines of New Zealand revealed

21 July 2016 - Air New Zealand heads to Hollywood for its latest safety video

20 July 2016 - Michael Meredith teams up with Peter Gordon as Air New Zealand's new consultant chef

19 July 2016 - Air New Zealand pioneers gate to gate use of bluetooth devices onboard its fleet

13 July 2016 - Air New Zealand wins again at Skytrax World Airline awards

13 July 2016 - Star Alliance takes best alliance title at Skytrax World Airline awards

13 July 2016 - Star Alliance Los Angeles lounge wins Skytrax award two years running

8 July 2016 - Air New Zealand partners with te taura whiri i te reo maori

4 July 2016 - Star Alliance rolls out new check in concept

June 2016

28 June 2016 - Air New Zealand scoops Airline of the year awards

22 June 2016 - Air New Zealand Airpoints partners with Mercury, Z Energy and Foodstuffs

21 June 2016 - Air New Zealand showcases New Zealand in 13 hours with rugby legend Agustin Pichot

21 June 2016 - Temporary Vanuatu runway works completed to safe standard

8 June 2016 - Air New Zealand recognised for sustainability business leadership

5 June 2016 - Star Alliance determines next steps in service enhancement

5 June 2016 - Star Alliance announces management change

5 June 2016 - Swiss welcomes alliance CEOs to Zurich for board meeting

5 June 2016 - Air New Zealand touches down in Vietnam

3 June 2016 - Air New Zealand unveils new Hamilton lounge

May 2016

30 May 2016 - Air New Zealand regional turbo prop update

30 May 2016 - Air New Zealand makes adjustments to regional schedule

27 May 2016 - Air New Zealand trials world leading robotic technology

23 May 2016 - Air New Zealand says good evening Queenstown

11 May 2016 - Air New Zealand introduce dreamliner on Buenos Aires services

11 May 2016 - Air New Zealand 75th exhibition to land in Christchurch

10 May 2016 - Air New Zealand dreamliner takes off to Honolulu

8 May 2016 - Air New Zealand Koru Care flight jets kids around the country

1 May 2016 - Air New Zealand lands historic first evening flight in Queenstown

April 2016

28 April 2016 - Air New Zealand and Logan Dodds release epic Kiwi OE video

8 April 2016 - Air New Zealand reinforces need for permanent Vanuatu runway solution

6 April 2016 - More Air New Zealand jet services on Dunedin Wellington route

6 April 2016 - Dining out now earns Airpoints Dollars

6 April 2016 - Air New Zealand to fly to the capital of the Philippines

4 April 2016 - Auckland to Osaka available now

March 2016

24 March 2016 - Air New Zealand launches inspiring voices speaker series

24 March 2016 - Air New Zealand goes daily on Houston service

18 March 2016 - Air New Zealand helps kiwi fly to new homes

16 March 2016 - Air New Zealand to support Abel Tasman biodiversity project

16 March 2016 - Air New Zealand electrifies ground fleet

15 March 2016 - Air New Zealand to open expansive new Brisbane international lounge

14 March 2016 - Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia launch search for aviation biofuel opportunities

14 March 2016 - Kiwi schools named to raise Airpoints dollars for travel

4 March 2016 - First international customer for Air New Zealand regional maintenance hub in Nelson

3 March 2016 - Air New Zealand to resume Osaka flights

3 March 2016 - Star Alliance invites lounge guests to share tips

1 March 2016 - Star Alliance improves customer experience at Los Angeles Tom Bradley international terminal

February 2016

29 February 2016 - Air New Zealand reveals new Invercargill lounge

24 February 2016 - Air New Zealand to 3d print its own Aircraft interior parts

11 February 2016 - Star Alliance gold card holders enjoy free upgrades on Heathrow express trains

4 February 2016 - Air New Zealand appoints new Chief People Officer

4 February 2016 - Air New Zealand invest more than 25m in RNP for ATR

4 February 2016 - Wine flight to take off

January 2016

27 January 2016 - Air New Zealand to start Queenstown night flights

26 January 2016 - Air New Zealand's new campaign calls for Kiwis who aspire to fly

25 January 2016 - Air New Zealand celebrates new Vietnam route with special offer

22 January 2016 - Air New Zealand Air New Zealand to suspend Vanuatu service

20 January 2016 - Air New Zealand customers espresso their love for coffee

7 January 2016 - Air New Zealand's 75th exhibition proving popular in Auckland