Hollywood environmentalist, actor, director and UN environment ambassador Adrian Grenier will feature in Air New Zealand’s upcoming Antarctic safety video.
Air New Zealand’s next safety video, due for release in March, will highlight the fundamental importance of Antarctica in understanding global climate change.
Air New Zealand is turning to technology to tackle the language barriers that often arise during travel. The airline is one of the first corporates globally to trial a customer service use case for Google’s wireless Bluetooth Pixel Buds headphones which enable live translation of 40 languages via Google’s Pixel handset.
Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand have announced they will jointly launch a third daily flight between Singapore and Auckland from October 28th next year, boosting capacity on the route by up to 40 per cent and adding more than 165,000 seats annually between the two cities.
Air New Zealand has said problems with some of the Rolls-Royce engines on its aircraft have forced it to ground some international flights.
Award-winning airline Air New Zealand is launching its first ever global brand campaign in the UK today. Featuring acclaimed New Zealand actor Sam Neill, the campaign will showcase to travellers why the airline is a better way to fly to New Zealand.
Air New Zealand’s domestic network is operating largely as normal and the situation is beginning to stabilise as the airline manages its way through the impact of Refining New Zealand’s temporary shut-down of its pipeline to Auckland.
Air New Zealand has today announced earnings before taxation for the 2017 financial year of $527 million, compared to $663 million in the prior year - the second highest result in the airline’s history. Net profit after taxation was $382 million.
Air New Zealand will fly almost 60,000 additional seats between Auckland and Honolulu from April to October next year, an increase of 75 per cent compared with this year. The airline will operate an additional 94 return services during the period, moving to daily flights and up to nine services per week during the busy July school holiday period.
Jonathan Zhang, country manager, China, Air New Zealand, chats to Breaking Travel News as he picks up a trophy at the World Travel Awards gala ceremony in Shanghai.
Air New Zealand has announced three new appointments including Jorge Flores-Garcia as the sales manager for the UK and Europe. At the same time, Sandra Rogat will take up the role of manager of market development for the region, while Bethany Bond becomes the manager of performance and alliance.
Air New Zealand will begin rolling out inflight Wi-Fi on its jet services in 2017. Chief executive Christopher Luxon today announced at a media and travel trade event in Sydney that flights between Australia and New Zealand would be the first to receive connectivity. “Air New Zealand is in the final stages of commercial negotiations with Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics with internet connectivity to be supplied by Inmarsat’s new global GX satellite constellation and integrated with Air New Zealand’s in-cabin Panasonic Avionics technology,” he explained.