Air New Zealand has announced it will launch direct flights between Auckland and Buenos Aires, Argentina - the airline’s first ever scheduled service to South America. A Boeing 777-200 aircraft will operate three return services a week on the route all year round. Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon explained the new destination, the airline’s 28th international port, opens up an exciting new world for travellers from both New Zealand and Australia.
Singapore Airlines has welcomed the New Zealand minister of transport’s approval of its proposed alliance with Air New Zealand. The clearance represents the New Zealand regulatory approval needed for Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand to proceed with the alliance, which was announced on January 16th.
Boeing has rolled out of the paint hangar the first 787-9 Dreamliner to be delivered to launch customer Air New Zealand, revealing the carrier’s new-look livery. The airplane, painted in a distinctive black colour scheme, features the iconic official New Zealand Fern Mark.
Sabre, a global travel technology company, has signed a technology agreement with Air New Zealand to market and sell the airline’s products and services in the Sabre global distribution system. The airline’s Economy Skycouch seats and pre-paid bags are already available in Sabre in select markets.
Air New Zealand has signed a licensing agreement with China Airlines for its Economy Skycouch seat. Under the terms of the agreement, China Airlines will commence the introduction of the Skycouch to its fleet of new 777-300ERs from September this year.
Calum Laming talks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony hosted at the Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa on 1st October 2013.
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.
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 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 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 and Virgin Australia announced today they will become the first airlines to offer a direct service between Perth and the New Zealand city of Christchurch in over 20 years. The twice weekly non-stop service will operate through the peak demand period from December 2013 until late April 2014.