Media Releases - 2010

December 2010
  • Dec
    23
    Aircraft like no other for Air New Zealand

    Air New Zealand’s first Boeing 777-300ER aircraft has been delivered in Seattle, USA and will touch down in Auckland on Christmas Eve morning, bringing the Kiwi designed economy Skycouch to New Zealand for the first time.

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November 2010
  • Nov
    12
    Risqué Rico will ensure all eyes are on new aircraft safety video

    Air New Zealand's cheeky puppet mascot, Rico, has a starring role in the latest version of the airline's on-board safety video created for the arrival next month of the first of five new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

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  • Nov
    10
    Avianca-TACA and Copa Airlines to join Star Alliance

    MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA - November 10th, 2010 - Star Alliance, the way the Earth connects, will be expanding its presence in Latin America following the unanimous approval by its Chief Executive Board (CEB), to accept both Avianca-TACA and Copa Airlines as future member airlines.

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  • Nov
    4
    Star Alliance offers multiple fare products online

    Book and Purchase Star Alliance Circle Fares via the Web.

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October 2010
  • Oct
    20
    Joint Venture Agreement Ends

    The Kingdom of Tonga has given notice that it wishes to terminate the joint venture agreement supporting the weekly Air New Zealand service connecting Nukualofa and Apia with Los Angeles. The service will be suspended at the end of January 2011.

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September 2010
  • Sep
    30
    Ballot drawn for Remembrance flight to Antarctica

    Eighty family members of loved ones lost in the Erebus tragedy will travel to Antarctica on a remembrance flight this summer after being drawn in an independently run ballot.

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  • Sep
    29
    Ethiopian Airlines accepted as future Star Alliance member carrier

    Star Alliance, the way the Earth connects, today announced that the Chief Executive Board (CEB) has unanimously approved the application of Ethiopian Airlines to join Star Alliance.

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  • Sep
    22
    New rugby aircraft livery will be all black

    Air New Zealand today revealed the new livery design for the first aircraft in its new domestic jet fleet.

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  • Sep
    7
    Air New Zealand reduces lead-in Tasman and Pacific Island fares by up to 29%

    Air New Zealand has today introduced four new inflight product options for customers on flights between New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands, while also slashing the cost of lead-in economy fares.

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August 2010
  • Aug
    26
    Air New Zealand profits despite turbulent times

    Air New Zealand has today reaffirmed itself as one of the world's top performing airlines, announcing normalised earnings* before taxation of $137 million for the 12 months ended 30 June 2010.

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  • Aug
    19
    Formal Call for Independent Ballot - Antarctica Remembrance Flight

    Air New Zealand is now calling for formal expressions of interest from families who lost loved ones in the Erebus tragedy to be included in an independently run ballot for this summer’s remembrance flight to Antarctica.

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  • Aug
    18
    Demand triples for Japanese charter flights this summer

    Air New Zealand has more than tripled the number of charter flights it will be operating from Japan to New Zealand this summer in response to a resurgence in demand from this high spending tourism market.

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July 2010
  • Jul
    13
    Air New Zealand increases flights into Wanaka

    Air New Zealand today announced that it will be increasing the number of flights into and out of Wanaka.

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June 2010
  • Jun
    30
    Aegean Airlines joins Star Alliance Network

    At a ceremony held in Athens today, 30 June 2010, Aegean Airlines was accepted into the Star Alliance network as the 28th member.

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May 2010
  • May
    26
    Air New Zealand to offer mobile text and email services inflight

    Air New Zealand will be enabling its new Boeing 777-300 aircraft with mobile phone and data capability, with the first aircraft due for delivery in November this year.

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  • May
    25
    Air New Zealand Starts Adding Back Capacity

    Air New Zealand will be increasing its international and domestic capacity by 4.9% and 3.8% respectively for its upcoming Northern Winter 2010 schedule.

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  • May
    21
    Air New Zealand Picks Up Two Further Awards

    Air New Zealand has picked up more global industry accolades overnight, taking out two Skytrax Awards for the Best Airline Australia/Pacific and the Staff Service Excellence Award for the Australia/Pacific region.

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  • May
    20
    Air New Zealand Wins Another Top Airline Award

    Air New Zealand has been named Best Airline at this year’s 2010 Which? Awards - the UK’s top consumer magazine with awards independently voted by readers.

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  • May
    13
    TAM Airlines joins Star Alliance

    TAM Airlines, the leading Brazilian carrier, today joined the Star Alliance network, thereby putting the world’s longest serving airline alliance firmly back on the South American continent.

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April 2010
  • Apr
    16
    UK Flight Disruptions - Update 3

    With UK and some European airspace currently closed to all carriers as a result of recent volcanic activity, flights to and from these destinations are currently disrupted.

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  • Apr
    16
    UK Flight Disruptions - Update 2

    With UK airspace currently closed to all carriers as a result of recent volcanic activity, the following Air New Zealand flights are affected:

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  • Apr
    16
    UK Flight Disruptions - Update 1

    With all UK airspace currently closed to all carriers, the following Air New Zealand flights are affected:

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  • Apr
    9
    Air New Zealand - Continental Airlines Code Share an added Tourism Boost

    Air New Zealand and Continental Airlines have today commenced a reciprocal code share agreement, making travel to New Zealand easier and more convenient for Americans from some of the most populous states in the USA.

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March 2010
  • Mar
    19
    Altitude Aerospace Signs Up First Full VIP Aircraft Completion Contract

    Altitude Aerospace Interiors Ltd has signed its first contract to fully fit out a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) VIP aircraft interior.

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  • Mar
    18
    Air New Zealand to transform its Tasman and Pacific Island Services

    Air New Zealand announced today a transformation of its trans-Tasman and Pacific Island services commencing later this year.

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  • Mar
    16
    Air New Zealand Increases Domestic Capacity

    Air New Zealand will be significantly increasing domestic seat capacity due to growing demand and the expected impact of the Rugby World Cup from January next year.

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February 2010
  • Feb
    26
    Air New Zealand earnings improve amid tough conditions

    Air New Zealand today announced normalised earnings* before taxation of $96 million for the six month period ended 31 December 2009, an increase of $70 million on the same period last year.

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January 2010
  • Jan
    26
    New Interiors and Service Provides Luxury Jet Feel

    Luxurious chalk coloured leather premium seating, deep ink colours and mood lighting in all cabins of Air New Zealand's new Boeing 777-300ER cabins will provide an interiors look more akin to a private jet than a commercial jetliner.

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  • Jan
    26
    Lie-down in economy now a reality with Air New Zealand

    Air New Zealand will transform international air travel later this year when it introduces revolutionary, Kiwi designed lie-flat economy and ground breaking premium economy seats, together with enhanced comforts for those wanting the ultimate in luxurious Business Premier travel.

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  • Jan
    26
    Premium Economy Booming For Air New Zealand

    Air New Zealand is predicting dramatic growth in premium travel, specifically Premium Economy, with its new fleet of Boeing 777-300 aircraft to have 39 per cent more seats in this class than on its 777-200 aircraft and 28 per cent more than on its 747-400 fleet.

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  • Jan
    14
    Air New Zealand named Airline Of The Year by Air Transport World Magazine

    MEDIA RELEASE ISSUED BY AIR TRANSPORT WORLD

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  • Jan
    8
    Top Kiwi Designer for Air New Zealand Uniform

    Air New Zealand today announced it has engaged Trelise Cooper, one of New Zealand's leading fashion designers, to assist in the design of the next Air New Zealand uniform.

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