Thursday August 21, 2014

Queenstown reports record trans-Tasman passenger numbers

Queenstown reports record trans-Tasman passenger numbers

Australians flew to Queenstown in record numbers in 2013/14, attracted by the region’s snowfields, golf courses and natural beauty. Or perhaps they can’t get enough of that spectacular landing. Whatever the reasons, Queenstown Airport says... [Continue reading]

Air New Zealand to deploy refurbed 777-200ER on August 23

Air New Zealand to deploy refurbed 777-200ER on August 23

Air New Zealand will start flights with its refurbished Boeing 777-200ER aircraft on Saturday. The first flights with the upgraded aircraft will be NZ135 from Auckland to Brisbane and the return service NZ136 on Saturday, August 23, according to the Airline... [Continue reading]

TTF outlines four steps to boost NZ visitors by 200,000

TTF outlines four steps to boost NZ visitors by 200,000

Dropping the departure tax, a common visa, trans-Tasman flights at more regional airports and better use of smartgate technology could boost tourist numbers from New Zealand to Australia by 200,000, a report says. The four reforms were outlined in the... [Continue reading]

Singapore confirms A380 for Auckland summer services

Singapore confirms A380 for Auckland summer services

Singapore Airlines has confirmed it will deploy the Airbus A380 on daily services to Auckland from October 27 for the northern winter scheduling period. A380s will operate the daily SQ285, which departs Singapore at 2050, arriving in Auckland at 1145... [Continue reading]

Air New Zealand operates first 787 service

Air New Zealand operates first 787 service

With little fanfare Air New Zealand operated its first Boeing 787 revenue flights on Saturday when 787-9 ZK-NZE operated NZ103 from Auckland to Sydney and the return NZ104 service back to Auckland. ZK-NZE departed Auckland at 09:25 local time, and despite... [Continue reading]

Air New Zealand turns to the sun

Air New Zealand turns to the sun

Air New Zealand has turned on New’s Zealand’s largest single solar array to date at its technical operations base at Auckland Airport. A total of 480 solar panels has been fitted to an area of 750 metres square on one of Air NZ’s hangars. The array... [Continue reading]

Air New Zealand’s latest battle for inflight safety video success

Air New Zealand’s latest battle for inflight safety video success

Air New Zealand, Middle-earth’s precious airline, has begun filming its latest inflight safety video in preparation for its rollout across the Air NZ fleet in late October. The video will celebrate the upcoming release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the... [Continue reading]

NZ govt authorises Air NZ-SQ alliance

NZ govt authorises Air NZ-SQ alliance

New Zealand Minister of Transport Gerry Brownlee has given the go-ahead to a planned alliance between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines, the final regulatory hurdle for a deal which already has Competition Commission of Singapore approval. “Air... [Continue reading]

Air NZ to introduce international disruption team

Air NZ to introduce international disruption team

Air New Zealand says it will establish a team with expertise in “large-scale international disruption” to be dispatched to international ports in the event of significant flight disruptions, a key outcome for an internal review into the delays... [Continue reading]

A350 visits Auckland

A350 visits Auckland

Airbus A350 development aircraft MSN5 has completed the Australasian legs of its round-the-world route proving flight, departing Auckland for Santiage on Wednesday evening. The aircraft, registered F-WWYB, flew into Auckland from Sydney on Tuesday evening,... [Continue reading]

Air NZ’s 787-9 to enter service on August 9

Air NZ’s 787-9 to enter service on August 9

Air New Zealand’s Boeing 787-9  will take off on its first commercial flight at 0900 Auckland time on Saturday. Flight NZ103 on Saturday, August 9, has been confirmed as the Dreamliner’s revenue service debut in Air NZ colours, according... [Continue reading]

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