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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.

Air New Zealand boosts regional flight, gains Dreamliner compensation

Air New Zealand boosts regional flight, gains Dreamliner compensation

19 October 2011 Airline News

Air New Zealand has ordered seven new-generation ATR72-600 aircraft with purchase options for a further five worth a total list price of US$270 million. At the same time, the national carrier has confirmed it will receive compensation from aircraft manufacturer Boeing following the delayed delivery of the Dreamliner.

Natural disasters drag down profits at Air New Zealand

Natural disasters drag down profits at Air New Zealand

25 August 2011 Airline News

National flag-carrier Air New Zealand saw profits slump by nearly half in 2011 as a series of natural disasters took a toll. Overall, the carrier reported a 45 per cent slump in annual earnings, as earthquakes in Christchurch and Japan saw passengers numbers fall.

Virgin Australia moves in to Tiger Airways’ space

Virgin Australia moves in to Tiger Airways’ space

8 July 2011 Airline News

In the cut throat world of aviation airlines rarely miss an opportunity to take advantage of a competitor’s misfortune, with Virgin Australia quick to maximise its advantage from the grounding of Tiger Airways. Also today, Air New Zealand confirmed tickets for its codeshare trans-Tasman alliance with Virgin Australia had gone live.