Air NZ to use 787-9 to Honolulu

An Air NZ Boeing 787-9 at Auckland Airport. (Jordan Chong)

Air New Zealand is adding extra seats and tweaking the schedule of its Auckland-Honolulu services to offer more connecting options at both ends of the route. The increase in capacity will come through replacing the Boeing 767-300ER currently on the route with the 787-9 Dreamliner from May 2016 on the … [Read more...]

Air NZ buys 15 ATR 72-600s, shows strategic regional hand

An Air NZ ATR 72-600. (ATR)

Air New Zealand will become the world's third largest ATR operator after placing a fresh order for 15 additional ATR 72-600 aircraft for delivery from late 2016. Eleven aircraft are earmarked to replace the airline’s nine- to 15-year-old ATR 72-500 fleet, while the remaining four are to enable expansion … [Read more...]