Wednesday July 30, 2014

Straight-talking Air NZ sorry for delay

Straight-talking Air NZ sorry for delay

Air New Zealand has issued an unreserved apology and will shell out more than $220,000 in compensation payments after leaving passengers stranded for three days in Honolulu. The airline has let down the 227 people booked on the flight, general manager... [Continue reading]

Air NZ retires second-last 747-400

Air NZ retires second-last 747-400

For Air New Zealand it is a case of out with the old and in with the new. Fresh from taking delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the Kiwi flag carrier has retired one of its two remaining Boeing 747-400s. 747-475 ZK-SUH (msn 24896), has landed... [Continue reading]

Air NZ’s 787-9 makes first Australian visit

Air NZ’s 787-9 makes first Australian visit

Air New Zealand’s newly-delivered Boeing 787-9 made its first visit to Australia on Friday when the aircraft, ZK-NZE, flew a return Auckland-Sydney-Auckland proving flight. It was ZK-NZE’s first flight since arriving on delivery into Auckland... [Continue reading]

Air New Zealand to mark 75th anniversary with Te Papa exhibition

Air New Zealand to mark 75th anniversary with Te Papa exhibition

Air New Zealand will commemorate its 75th anniversary with an exhibition at the country’s national museum Te Papa in Wellington. The airline will celebrate 75 years of operations during 2015, and is working with Te Papa to launch a six month retrospective... [Continue reading]

New Zealand Beechcraft T-6Cs on schedule

New Zealand Beechcraft T-6Cs on schedule

Beechcraft says the first two T-6C advanced trainers for the RNZAF will be delivered on schedule and will depart for their new home by the end of July. Speaking at the Farnborough Airshow on July 17, company representatives said the aircraft are scheduled... [Continue reading]

Fiji Airways records best ever half yearly profit

Fiji Airways records best ever half yearly profit

Fiji Airways owning company Air Pacific Limited has reported an interim FJD$17.2m (A$9.93m) profit for the six months to June 30, its best ever half yearly result and a massive improvement over the FJD$500,000 (A$292,000) profit recorded in the same period... [Continue reading]

Work starts on Auckland terminal improvements

Work starts on Auckland terminal improvements

Auckland Airport has started the ground works to extend its international baggage hall, the first phase of the airport’s new combined domestic and international terminal. The airport says the 90 metre extension will increase the international baggage... [Continue reading]

Airbus A350 to tour down under

Airbus A350 to tour down under

Airbus will bring one of its A350 development aircraft to Australia and New Zealand in August during a round-the-world flight as part of the aircraft’s functional and reliability testing program. The aircraft is scheduled to arrive in Sydney on Monday... [Continue reading]

Air New Zealand’s first 787 touches down

Air New Zealand’s first 787 touches down

Air New Zealand has become the first airline in the world to take delivery of the Boeing 787-9 with the airline’s first of 10 on order touching down at Auckland Airport on Friday afternoon. 787-9 ZK-NZE (line number 169), operating as flight NZ6789,... [Continue reading]

Photo report: Air New Zealand shows off first 787-9

Photo report: Air New Zealand shows off first 787-9

Air New Zealand has shown off its first 787-9 to media a day ahead of the aircraft’s delivery flight to Auckland. These images show some of the feaures of the 301-seat airliner, including the airline’s famous ‘cuddle class’ Skycouch,... [Continue reading]

Air New Zealand, Boeing mark first 787-9 delivery

Air New Zealand, Boeing mark first 787-9 delivery

Boeing and Air New Zealand have marked the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 in a special event on Tuesday evening attended by Air New Zealand staff and guests and more than 1,000 Boeing workers. Air New Zealand is the launch customer for the... [Continue reading]

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