ANZ boosts business offering

Air New Zealand has announced further enhancements for passengers
travelling in Business Premier.From Monday 5th February all Business
Premier customers starting their travel out of the UK will be entitled
to a complimentary valet parking service at London Heathrow Airport.
This new service is being offered in conjunction with Chauffeured
Parking Services Ltd. 


Customers will be entitled to a maximum of 30 days parking complimentary
whether they are travelling to Los Angeles, Hong Kong or New Zealand
with the carrier, making Air New Zealand the only carrier to offer up to
30 days free parking.  Booking can only be made within 48 hours of
departure from London. 

This new service is in addition to the Complimentary Chauffeur Drive
facility to and from London Heathrow Airport, currently offered to
Business Premier passengers. 



However Scott Carr, Air New Zealand’s regional manager for Europe, said
that the airline was also changing provider for the chauffeur service.


“Our new partner, Burgundy Global, will allow us to offer a number of
enhancements to our chauffeur service including mobile SMS messaging
service advising of car arrival for pick up and driver contact details,
and email confirmation of chauffeur car reservation direct to the
customer. We hope that our customers will find these service
enhancements valuable and add to their flying experience with Air New
Zealand ” he said.


Reservations procedures will not change as a result switching to a new
provider.  Burgundy Global has recently been granted a Royal Warrant for
their services.


These benefits will only be available to customers who are commencing
travel in the UK and are travelling in Business Premier on an Air New
Zealand itinerary.


Air New Zealand’s new Business Premier product was introduced by the
airline onto its UK to New Zealand route in November 2005 as part of the
airline’s major long haul product upgrade programme. The key feature was
the introduction of the largest lie-flat seat in the sky. The
comfortable leather armchair and ottoman transform into a truly lie-flat
bed measuring six foot seven-and-a-half inches (202 cm) and up to 33
inches (84cm) wide at the shoulders.