Thursday September 18, 2014

Air New Zealand’s second 787 in flight testing

Air New Zealand’s second 787 in flight testing

Air New Zealand’s second Boeing 787-9 has completed a second day of flying over Washington State as the aircraft enters the final stages of its preparations before delivery. Flight tracking website flightaware.com shows ZK-NZF took off from Snohomish... [Continue reading]

Air New Zealand farewells the 747

Air New Zealand farewells the 747

Touchdown of NZ7 at 6:26am local time on Friday in Auckland brought the curtain down on the Boeing 747-400′s active service with Air New Zealand. Having flown both the 747-200 and then the 747-400 models of the four-engine jet with its distinctive... [Continue reading]

Air NZ plans extra Auckland-Los Angeles flights in 2015

Air NZ plans extra Auckland-Los Angeles flights in 2015

Air New Zealand plans to add three extra flights a week between Auckland and Los Angeles from April to October 2015. The new flights, to operate on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, are on top of existing double-daily services between Auckland and Los... [Continue reading]

Jetstar to begin Gold Coast services to Wellington and Queenstown

Jetstar to begin Gold Coast services to Wellington and Queenstown

Low-cost carrier Jetstar will open two new international routes from the Gold Coast when it starts flights from the Queensland tourist hotspot to Wellington and Queenstown from December. The Qantas subsidiary says it will fly three times a week to both... [Continue reading]

Air NZ Institute’s course gets diploma status

Air NZ Institute’s course gets diploma status

Students in Air New Zealand’s Aviation Institute’s basic aircraft maintenance program will now come away from the course with both academic qualifications and technical accreditation. The school says graduates of its European Aviation Safety Agency... [Continue reading]

Air NZ to take seven new jet aircraft in 2014/15

Air NZ to take seven new jet aircraft in 2014/15

Air New Zealand’s jet fleet will remain stable at 51 aircraft in 2014/15, with seven new deliveries to be offset by the retirement of seven ageing aircraft. New jet aircraft to arrive in the current financial year includes two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners,... [Continue reading]

Luxon flags more trans-Tasman growth

Luxon flags more trans-Tasman growth

Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon says the Kiwi carrier is planning for further growth across the Tasman even as a stronger Kiwi currency affects the market. Luxon says Australia was an important source of future growth for the airline,... [Continue reading]

Air New Zealand upbeat on future after 45 per cent profit rise

Air New Zealand upbeat on future after 45 per cent profit rise

Air New Zealand has posted a strong rise in full year net profit and expects to grow capacity and profits in 2014/15. The Kiwi flag carrier reported net profit after tax of $NZ262m ($A235m) for the 12 months to June 30 2014, up 45 per cent from $NZ181... [Continue reading]

Auckland Airport reports hefty lift in full year net profit

Auckland Airport reports hefty lift in full year net profit

Auckland International Airport has posted a hefty lift in full year net profit on the back of increased passenger numbers and says new international services should support growth in 2014/15. The company reported net profit of $NZ215.9 million for the... [Continue reading]

Photo: First Air New Zealand Link Q300 repainted

Photo: First Air New Zealand Link Q300 repainted

The first Air New Zealand Link Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 has been repainted in Air New Zealand’s new corporate colours. ZK-NEQ is the first of 23 Q300s operated by Air New Zealand’s fully-owned Air Nelson regional subsidiary to be repainted in... [Continue reading]

First RNZAF T-6Cs touch down

First RNZAF T-6Cs touch down

The first two Beechcraft T-6C Texan II trainers for the Royal New Zealand Air Force touched down at Whenuapai, RNZAF Base Auckland this week at the end of their 20 stop delivery flight from Wichita, Kansas. The two aircraft will be formally handed over... [Continue reading]

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