Air New Zealand has signed a three year global strategic partnership with STA Travel to boost revenue and promote inbound tourism to the youth and student market. The agreement builds on previous work between Air New Zealand and STA Travel globally and will focus on generating sales by leveraging STA Travel’s global distribution network in the priority markets of New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, North America and Asia.
Air New Zealand and Flight Centre Travel Group have signed a long-term strategic partnership agreement which aims to create mutual opportunities for both parties to grow their global revenue position across New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada and the UK. The three year agreement was signed last night in Brisbane by Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon and Flight Centre Travel Group chief Graham Turner.
Air New Zealand has today announced it’s expanding its Pacific Rim presence introducing New Zealand’s first direct service to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Air New Zealand will fly three times a week between Auckland and Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport on a seasonal basis, operating from June to October in 2016 with the potential to expand the season in subsequent years.
Boeing and Air New Zealand have finalised an order for two additional 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $514 million at current list prices. The order, booked in 2014, comes six months after Air New Zealand celebrated the first 787-9 delivery in July. “The entry into service program has gone very smoothly and we’ve been incredibly pleased with the aircraft’s performance,” said Christopher Luxon, chief executive officer, Air New Zealand.
Air New Zealand has appointed Kathryn Robertson to the role of general manager UK & Europe. Robertson has a wealth of market knowledge and industry experience, first joining the Air New Zealand team in 2007 as marketing manager UK & Europe.
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.