Thursday October 23, 2014

Expansion work begins at Queenstown Airport

Expansion work begins at Queenstown Airport

As the ski season ends and summer approaches, work has begun on Queenstown Airport’s new international terminal. The project is expected to increase terminal space at the airport’s southern end by a third, adding 4,080 square metres of extra floor... [Continue reading]

More Kiwi T-6s transit Australia on ferry

More Kiwi T-6s transit Australia on ferry

Two more Beechcraft T-6C advanced trainers have transited Australian skies on their ferry flights on their way to the Royal New Zealand Air Force. The aircraft, build numbers 4 and 5 of 11 the RNZAF have on order, arrived in Darwin from Bali on October... [Continue reading]

Air NZ’s second 787 begins revenue service

Air NZ’s second 787 begins revenue service

Sydney turned on a beautiful spring day to welcome Air New Zealand’s second Dreamliner into revenue service. The Kiwi flag carrier’s second Boeing 787-9, ZK-NZF, made its commercial debut on Thursday, landing on Sydney’s runway 34L at 0907 local... [Continue reading]

Air NZ and Jetstar in on-time stoush

Air NZ and Jetstar in on-time stoush

Air New Zealand has been prompted to release its on-time performance figures for July and August “in the interests of transparency” after competitor Jetstar noted the “puzzling” absence of any punctuality data from the airline over the... [Continue reading]

China Eastern to start summer seasonal services to Auckland

China Eastern to start summer seasonal services to Auckland

Air New Zealand will have a competitor between Auckland and Shanghai over summer with China Eastern set to start a seasonal service on the route from December. Shanghai-based China Eastern has announced a four times weekly Auckland-Shanghai service using... [Continue reading]

Air NZ CEO defends pricing on regional routes

Air NZ CEO defends pricing on regional routes

Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon has defended the carrier’s pricing on regional routes and says fares on turboprop services will always be more expensive than jet-operated flights due to economies of scale. Luxon says Air NZ has the... [Continue reading]

Air NZ on track for profit growth in 2014/15

Air NZ on track for profit growth in 2014/15

Air New Zealand chairman Tony Carter says the Kiwi flag carrier is on track for profit growth in 2014/15 with bookings strong heading into summer. Carter told shareholders at Air NZ’s annual general meeting in Christchurch on Tuesday it had been an... [Continue reading]

Air NZ picks up two new aircraft in three days

Air NZ picks up two new aircraft in three days

Air New Zealand’s engineering facility is overflowing with new aircraft after taking delivery of two factory fresh airframes from Boeing in the past three days. The first, Boeing 777-300ER ZK-OKS, arrived at 0458 local time at Auckland Airport on Saturday,... [Continue reading]

Air NZ gets last 747-400 ready for new owners

Air NZ gets last 747-400 ready for new owners

Air New Zealand’s last Boeing 747-400 is sporting a very different look as the airline prepares the aircraft for new owners. The aircraft, registration ZK-NBV, ended active service with Air NZ on September 12, with the last flight NZ7 from San Francisco... [Continue reading]

NZ CAA appoints new operations manager

New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority has appointed Karen Wheeler as group manager – operations of its Aviation Security Service (Avsec), with effect from October 20. Urwin will be based in Wellington and will oversee Avsec’s security... [Continue reading]

Air NZ sells aircraft interiors business to UK firm

Air NZ sells aircraft interiors business to UK firm

The Air New Zealand subsidiary that helped design the Skycouch has been sold to a UK-based airline interiors design, engineering and manufacturing company. The airline said on Monday its wholly-owned Altitude Aerospace Interiors was being offloaded to... [Continue reading]

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