Air NZ moves to all-inclusive pricing

Air New Zealand is to introduce all-inclusive advertised
pricing for all international flights from New Zealand. From Monday 19 June 2006, Air New Zealand will incorporate all
pre-payable government costs and airport charges into one all-inclusive
price for print, broadcast and online advertising.

Air New Zealand Group General Manager Norm Thompson said all-inclusive
advertised pricing was great news for customers, and followed the
airlines move earlier this year to incorporate fuel surcharges and
insurance costs into international airfares.

The new pricing will provide more cost certainty as customers will now
be able to see what the total cost of travel is once external charges
are factored in, he said.

Essentially, what they see advertised will more closely resemble what
they end up paying.

Were now in a position to lead the airline industry in our market with
what we believe will become the industry standard in airfare
advertising, said Mr Thompson.


Air New Zealand first introduced all-inclusive advertised pricing for
its domestic flights in April 2003.