Tuesday September 02, 2014

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]

Air NZ, Virgin to jointly take travel agents on journey through middle earth

Air NZ, Virgin to jointly take travel agents on journey through middle earth

In a sign of their deepening alliance, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand will jointly take about 250 travel agents on what the pair describes as a “journey through Middle Earth”. The travel familiarisation trip in October will be run in... [Continue reading]

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]

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