Media Releases - 2006

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December 2006
  • Dec
    14
    Air New Zealand upgrades Pacific Premium Economy class

    New Amenities and Services on International Flights

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  • Dec
    12
    Air New Zealand's Business Class receives prestigious Business Traveler award

    Business Premier Receives Award for Best Business Class to the South Pacific in 2006

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  • Dec
    1
    Science proves the value of vacation

    Air New Zealand teams with former NASA scientists to prove vacations dramatically increase work productivity and health.

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October 2006
  • Oct
    25
    Air New Zealand to Introduce Schedule Changes to Pacific Routes Next Year

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (October 25, 2006) - Air New Zealand will introduce several changes to its Pacific network next year following a review of route profitability.

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August 2006
  • Aug
    25
    Air New Zealand results solid against very challenging environment

    Air New Zealand today announced a profit of $150 million before unusuals and tax for the year ended 30 June 2006, 36 percent down on the previous year.

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June 2006
  • Jun
    14
    Air New Zealand to increase Premium Economy seating available for long haul travel and completes 767 refresh

    Air New Zealand is to increase the number of Pacific Premium Economy seats available to customers flying internationally on the airline's B747 aircraft.

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May 2006
  • May
    25
    Air New Zealand welcomes Shanghai Airlines and Air China to the Star Alliance airline network

    Air New Zealand welcomes the recent announcements by Star Alliance that both Air China and Shanghai Airlines are to join the 18 member global airline body.

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  • May
    19
    Air New Zealand trains new cabin crew for additional London service

    Air New Zealand will expand its London base and train 140 new cabin crew to support its additional daily London service via Hong Kong which will be introduced 28 October 2006, doubling current capacity from New Zealand to the United Kingdom.

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  • May
    18
    New aircraft dock for Air New Zealand's Christchurch engineering base

    The capability of Air New Zealand's engineering and maintenance department received a big boost today when part of a huge new mobile maintenance dock was delivered to its Christchurch engineering base.

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  • May
    12
    Air New Zealand launch customer for new Boeing 787-9 aircraft

    Air New Zealand becomes the launch customer airline for the new Boeing 787-9 aircraft following an agreement signed with Boeing to substitute its firm order for four 787-8 aircraft and purchase the latest in the series at an airframe list price of US $183 million each (as at 2006).

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April 2006
  • Apr
    12
    Qantas would cease to be a holder of Air New Zealand redeemable convertible notes under codeshare proposal

    Qantas will cease to be a holder of Redeemable Convertible Notes in Air New Zealand if approval is granted for a code share between the two airlines on the Tasman.

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  • Apr
    12
    Air New Zealand and Qantas apply to co-operate on the Tasman

    Air New Zealand and Qantas today announced they have signed a codeshare agreement for their Tasman routes. The airlines will shortly file applications seeking authorisation from the New Zealand Minister of Transport and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

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  • Apr
    5
    Air New Zealand announces second London service via Asia

    Air New Zealand today announced plans to launch a second daily service between Auckland and London flying via Hong Kong to London Heathrow Airport.

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  • Apr
    5
    Air New Zealand appoints General Manager for Greater China

    Air New Zealand is a step closer to launching its proposed Shanghai service with the appointment of a Regional General Manager for Greater China and regulatory approval to operate three services a week into Shanghai's Pudong Airport.

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February 2006
  • Feb
    1
    Air New Zealand moves to a daily San Francisco service

    Air New Zealand will offer a daily service to San Francisco from 5 June.

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