Thursday April 24, 2014

Air NZ & Virgin ramp up for Queenstown peak

Air NZ & Virgin ramp up for Queenstown peak

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia have announced they will add an additional 40,000 seats on services to and from Queenstown over the winter peak season this year. Running from July to September, the airlines say they will increase capacity on trans-Tasman... [Continue reading]

HNZ expands in the north-west

HNZ expands in the north-west

HNZ Australia has expanded its operations in the north-west of Western Australia by adding two new AS350B3 Squirrels to their fleet in the region. The company says it has placed the Squirrels at Karratha to supplement its marine pilot transfer operation... [Continue reading]

Airways NZ & GroupEAD to set up JV

Airways NZ & GroupEAD to set up JV

Airways New Zealand and GroupEAD have signed an agreement to establish a joint-venture to provide next-generation AIM and Airport Data Quality services across the region. The joint venture intends to commence operations on 1 July, and says it will provide... [Continue reading]

Air NZ and Virgin repeat Christchurch/Perth seasonal offering

Air NZ and Virgin repeat Christchurch/Perth seasonal offering

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia plan to once again operate seasonal non-stop flights between Christchurch and Perth beginning later this year, following the success of this summer’s inaugural service. This second direct seasonal service, which... [Continue reading]

RNZAF 757 lands at Queenstown

RNZAF 757 lands at Queenstown

A Royal New Zealand Air Force 757 has landed at Queenstown Airport for the first time today. The proving flight was designed to validate the aircraft could operate into the New Zealand South Island resort town’s terrain constrained 1,777m main runway.  Read More →

Air New Zealand adds extra SFO flights

Air New Zealand adds extra SFO flights

Air New Zealand is adding extra services on its Auckland-San Francisco route over the northern peak winter period from mid December 2014 to March 2015, with the airline’s existing daily schedule to be augmented by second daily return flights on... [Continue reading]

Air New Zealand ‘goes beyond’ with record result

Air New Zealand ‘goes beyond’ with record result

Air New Zealand has posted a record profit before tax of NZ$197m (A$181.8m) for the first half of the 2014 financial year, a result it attributes to its ‘Go Beyond’ strategy and stable fuel prices. Normalised profit before tax for the half... [Continue reading]

Jetstar’s interim Auckland 787 service touches down

Jetstar’s interim Auckland 787 service touches down

Jetstar has begun operating the 787 on the trans-Tasman on an interim basis through until March 28 as it continues to build crew experience on the new Boeing twinjet. The Qantas Group’s low-cost carrier will operate the 335-seat 787-8 three times... [Continue reading]

Queenstown to assist to cut noise

Queenstown to assist to cut noise

Queenstown Airport has announced plans to provide home owners near the growing airport with financial assistance to help them insulate their homes from aircraft noise. The plan will see 150 home owners receive the assistance in the wake of the ratification... [Continue reading]

Airwork 737-300F damaged in hard landing

Airwork 737-300F damaged in hard landing

An Airwork Group 737-3B7F freighter operated on behalf of Australia’s Toll Holdings has been extensively damaged in a hard landing in Honiara, Solomon Islands. The aircraft, reported as ZK-TLC was at the end of a scheduled service from Brisbane when... [Continue reading]

NZ orders Beech T-6C trainers and sims

NZ orders Beech T-6C trainers and sims

New Zealand Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced that the RNZAF will acquire 11 Beechcraft T-6C turboprop trainers as part of a NZ$154 million training package. The announcement says the aircraft are part of a larger training system. “This... [Continue reading]

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