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Air New Zealand profit more than doubles

Air New Zealand profit more than doubles

31 August 2013 Press Release Airline News

Air New Zealand today announced earnings before taxation of $256 million for the 2013 financial year, an increase of 172 percent on the previous year and the company’s best result in five years.

Air New Zealand’s “Romance Class” takes off in China

Air New Zealand’s “Romance Class” takes off in China

14 August 2013 Press Release Airline News

The “Romance Class” campaign, which was launched last month, highlights New Zealand as an idyllic destination for couples and follows on from the airline’s recent partnership with popular Chinese reality dating show “You are the one” and the Queenstown wedding of actress Yao Chen last year.

Air New Zealand and Auckland International Airport to boost tourism from China

Air New Zealand and Auckland International Airport to boost tourism from China

10 August 2013 Press Release Airline News Tourism News

Air New Zealand and Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL) have signed a partnership to work together to grow Chinese visitor numbers to New Zealand. The partnership will focus on targeting new geographic areas in China, promoting year-round travel to New Zealand, especially during the low-season, and positioning Auckland Airport as a main gateway for travel from China to New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand sign marketing deal

Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand sign marketing deal

Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand have signed a memorandum of understanding valued at more than $20 million, in a one year partnership to undertake joint marketing activity promoting travel to New Zealand in selected international markets. The investment represents an increase in planned joint marketing spend of around 80 per cent compared with the previous financial year.

Air New Zealand launches The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey liveried plane

Air New Zealand launches The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey liveried plane

26 November 2012 Airline News

Air New Zealand has unveiled its stunning 777-300 aircraft which is set to become a flying billboard for the soon-to-be-released movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Special guests at the unveiling in Auckland, New Zealand, this morning were among the first to see the exterior imagery which depicts characters from the upcoming fantasy adventure The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures production, which is the first in a trilogy of films from Kiwi director Sir Peter Jackson.

Air New Zealand takes delivery of first ATR 72-600

Air New Zealand takes delivery of first ATR 72-600

1 November 2012 Airline News

Air New Zealand has taken delivery of its first ATR 72-600 aircraft, which is painted in striking all black livery, as part of the airline’s support for New Zealand’s national rugby team, the All Blacks. The airline and ATR announced in October 2011 a contract for seven firm 68-seat ATR 72-600 aircraft, plus options for another five, in a deal worth more than US $270 million.