Media Releases - 2005

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November 2005
  • Nov
    14
    Air New Zealand voted best Business Class Airline Australasia in World Travel Awards 2005

    Air New Zealand received an award for the best Business Class Airline in Australasia at the 12th World Travel Awards ceremony in London yesterday.

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August 2005
  • Aug
    8
    Los Angeles International Airport Lounge Fact Sheet
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October 2005
  • Oct
    28
    Air New Zealand welcomes first Boeing 777-200ER into its fleet

    At Boeing's Everett, Seattle premises today, Air New Zealand takes delivery of its new B777-200ER aircraft, registration ZK-OKA, the first of eight ordered by the airline.

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  • Oct
    26
    Air New Zealand doubles its order for Boeing 787 aircraft

    Air New Zealand has placed firm orders for another two Boeing 787-8 aircraft worth at airframe list price US$117 million each (as at July 2004), in addition to the two it already has on order.

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  • Oct
    19
    Air New Zealand proposes outsourcing some engineering services

    Air New Zealand has today announced a proposal to outsource heavy maintenance on its long haul aircraft and engines.

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  • Oct
    16
    Air New Zealand unveils new Zambesi designed uniform

    Koru-inspired curves, a special Maori design and a beautiful Merino wrap are highlights from Air New Zealand's new Zambesi-designed uniform, revealed Sunday 16 October for cabin crew, pilots, airport and Travelcentre staff.

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  • Oct
    14
    Air New Zealand appoints Chief Executive Officer

    Air New Zealand announced today that Rob Fyfe will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer effective immediately.

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  • Oct
    7
    Air New Zealand to introduce services to Niue

    Air New Zealand will commence a scheduled weekly service between Auckland and Niue from 4 November 2005.

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September 2005
  • Sep
    30
    Air New Zealand reveals new-look website globally

    Air New Zealand has revealed a new-look website this morning featuring a distinctive New Zealand design as well as a more user friendly navigation.

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August 2005
  • Aug
    29
    Air New Zealand reports solid result in difficult environment

    Air New Zealand today announced a profit after tax of $180 million - eight percent higher than in 2004.

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July 2005
  • Jul
    13
    Air New Zealand prepares for proposed industrial action

    Air New Zealand today implemented a contingency plan to minimise the impact of industrial action on its long haul services next week.

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August 2005
  • Aug
    8
    Air New Zealand's service from North America just got better

    As part of $800 million long-haul transformation, airline unveils brand-new look and expanded LAX lounge.

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July 2005
  • Jul
    12
    Air New Zealand reveals first new-look Boeing 747

    Air New Zealand today revealed its first refitted Boeing 747-400 featuring lie-flat beds, digital in-flight entertainment at every seat and a new class of travel for the New Zealand market called Pacific Premium Economy.

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June 2005
  • Jun
    23
    New Zealand Olympic team off to a flying start with Air New Zealand sponsorship

    Air New Zealand renews relationship with New Zealand Olympic Committee.

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  • Jun
    14
    Air New Zealand faces future with confidence as it seeks its next CEO

    Statement made by John Palmer, Chairman, Air New Zealand Limited

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  • Jun
    14
    Commonwealth Bank challenge irresistable

    Statement made by Ralph Norris, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Air New Zealand

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  • Jun
    9
    Air New Zealand's operational and maintenance standards recognised by Airbus

    Air New Zealand has received an Airbus award in recognition of the airline's high standard of Extended –Range Twin- Engine Operations (ETOPS). The award was presented to Air New Zealand at the recent Airbus Single Aisle Technical Symposium held in Rhodes, Greece, late last month.

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April 2005
  • Apr
    5
    Air New Zealand round-the-world freighter service makes its first stop in Auckland

    The round-the-world freighter service operated by Air New Zealand Cargo made its inaugural stop at Auckland Airport this morning, arriving to a water canon welcome.

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May 2005
  • May
    27
    Boeing starts assembly of Air New Zealand's new jet aircraft

    This week the first Air New Zealand B777-200 jet aircraft began assembly in Boeing's Everett factory in Seattle - with work on the first of four 30 metre long wing spars.

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March 2005
  • Mar
    9
    Air New Zealand Long-Haul Pricing and Availability Dates Announced

    Air New Zealand today unveiled the dates its new long haul product will be rolled out on dedicated routes.

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  • Mar
    4
    Top LA and Kiwi Chefs Appointed to Air New Zealand's Consultant Chef Programme

    Air New Zealand has signed star Los Angeles chef Govind Armstrong to consult on the airline's premium long-haul menus.

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  • Mar
    4
    End of an era for Air New Zealand's Long Haul Fleet

    Air New Zealand's last remaining Boeing 767-200 jet takes its final flight for the airline after almost 20 years of service on Sunday, 6 March.

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  • Mar
    2
    Air New Zealand to Double Services to San Francisco

    Air New Zealand is to double the number of flights it operates between Auckland and San Francisco from three to six return services per week.

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February 2005
  • Feb
    25
    Second Major Defence Contract awarded to Safe Air

    Another major defence contract has been awarded to Marlborough Company Safe Air.

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  • Feb
    24
    Air New Zealand Cargo to Commence Dedicated Freighter Service

    Air New Zealand announced today that, subject to regulatory approvals, its Cargo business will commence a dedicated round-the-world freighter service at the end of March 2005.

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  • Feb
    24
    Air New Zealand Reveals New Cabin Names

    Air New Zealand's replacement for its current First and Business Class long-haul product will be known as "Business Premier" when its first refitted 747 aircraft goes into service later this year.

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  • Feb
    24
    Air New Zealand will not subsidise AIAL's A380 Facilities

    Air New Zealand will not subsidise competitors flying Airbus A380 aircraft to Auckland International Airport Ltd.

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  • Feb
    24
    Flights to US/UK first to experience Air New Zealand's new long-haul product

    Air New Zealand has confirmed today that the Auckland-San Francisco route will be the first to offer a guaranteed refitted 747 service featuring the airline's new long-haul in-flight product.

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  • Feb
    24
    Air New Zealand Resumes Dividends

    Air New Zealand today announced a Net Profit Before Unusuals and Tax of $146 million for the six month period ending December 31, 2004. This was down 2% ($3 million) on the previous period.

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January 2005
  • Jan
    27
    Air New Zealand Wins Industry Award

    Air New Zealand has been named recipient of Air Transport World magazine's prestigious Phoenix Award.

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  • Jan
    25
    Generous Bidders Ignore Retail Values in Airfare Auction

    30 winning bidders have spent $210,709 in Air New Zealand's airfare auction raising money to support the efforts of Red Cross, Oxfam and World Vision in tsunami affected areas.

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  • Jan
    25
    Air New Zealand announces new General Management Appointments for Engineering Services

    Air New Zealand has announced two important new General Management appointments related to its Engineering Services (ANZES) business division today.

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  • Jan
    24
    New code share service for Air New Zealand into Vietnam with United Airlines

    Passengers wanting to fly to Vietnam from New Zealand can now do so through Air New Zealand and United Airlines.

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  • Jan
    18
    Air New Zealand Pilots & Engineers Prepare for New Jet Aircraft

    Air New Zealand pilots have commenced training to fly the airline's new Boeing 777s that will start arriving from September.

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