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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.

Air New Zealand overcomes tough times to look forward to 2013

Air New Zealand overcomes tough times to look forward to 2013

30 August 2012 Airline News

Air New Zealand is looking forward to a positive 2013 after overcoming a challenging period over the past three years. Reporting a 12 per cent fall in net profits, to NZ$71 million, chairman John Palmer said the airline had come through the “though times” in a stronger position.

Air New Zealand signs two year Hobbit partnership

Air New Zealand signs two year Hobbit partnership

16 July 2012 Airline News

Air New Zealand has confirmed it will take up the mantel of “official airline” for Middle-earth with the announcement of a global two-movie partnership with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again. As part of a new two-year partnership, passengers to and from the UK and North America can look forward to flying on two film-branded Boeing 777 aircraft, enjoy a very special edition of the in-flight safety video and take part in a wide range of upcoming promotions and experiences.

World’s biggest all black plane lands at Heathrow

World’s biggest all black plane lands at Heathrow

28 January 2012 Press Release Airline News

Air New Zealand’s new all black Boeing 777-300ER was treated to a hero’s welcome today as it landed at London Heathrow. The all black Boeing officially begins flying the London – Los Angeles - Auckland route this week and was ceremoniously greeted at the gate by the cabin crew to celebrate.