An Air New Zealand passenger plane has been forced to make an emergency landing in Auckland following a bird strike on its engine. Some 210 passengers were on board the aircraft during the incident, which saw the left-hand engine of the Boeing 767 burst into flames during the descent.
Air New Zealand has appointed integrated consultancy Diffusion to develop an integrated communication campaign across mainstream media and drive social media strategy. Last year Air New Zealand was recognised by the World Travel Awards as Australasia’s Leading Airline.
Air New Zealand will be increasing its international capacity to China and Japan for its upcoming Northern Winter schedule.
Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia Airlines have today announced plans for their new-look joint trans-Tasman network, a key part of their new alliance.
Air New Zealand, has received government approval for its code share agreement with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and winner of “World’s Leading Airline” at 2010 World Travel Awards.
Air New Zealand has appointed Christopher Luxon to the role of Group General Manager International Airline effective May 30 this year.
Air New Zealand considers media releases today by Qantas and by the Commerce Commission to be misleading and defamatory.
Air New Zealand says it may cut some domestic and international routes in a bid to stem expected losses from the earthquakes in Christchurch and Japan. The flag carrier warned investors that the two natural disasters would wipe out its profits for the second half of the year, sending its shares 10 percent lower.
Air New Zealand has reported a four-fold increase in profits for 2009. The news – following positive results from Virgin Blue earlier today - prompted speculation the global aviation industry may be emerging from the recession.
Air New Zealand and Virgin Blue are seeking regulatory approval for an alliance, with the airlines hoping to challeng Qantas as the dominant force in the region. Regulators are expected to take around six months to review the applications prior to authorisation.