Business Premier Receives Award for Best Business Class to the South Pacific in 2006
Air New Zealand proudly announced today that the airline has been recognized by Business Traveler Magazine as having the Best Business Class to South Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand in 2006. Through recent innovations and upgraded services offered on its aircraft, Air New Zealand secured its place as the most luxurious and attentive airline, serving popular destinations in the South Pacific such as Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne and a number of island destinations. Business Traveler Magazine has been a leader in recognizing excellence in business travel for the past 18 years and publishes nine editions around the world.
"It is a great honor to be recognized by Business Traveler Magazine for our Business Class service," said Roger Poulton, Vice President, Air New Zealand - The Americas. "The warm and welcoming culture of New Zealand is reflected in every aspect of our service and we are thrilled to see it so well received by our customers and the industry alike."
Air New Zealand Business Premier cabins offer customers luxurious comfort with revolutionary lie-flat seats, 22-inch-wide leather armchairs that convert into 6-foot, 7.5-inch beds, and also feature an ottoman footrest that doubles as a visitor's seat. In addition to ensuring maximum comfort, the airline also has in-flight entertainment that provides customers with in-seat power as well as individual high resolution 10.4-inch screens with on-demand entertainment featuring a wide range of audio and video options including the most recent blockbuster movies, TV programs and exclusive audio programs that allow customers to watch or listen to what they want, when they want.
Beyond comfort and entertainment, Business Premier customers onboard Air New Zealand experience a unique New Zealand dining experience designed by the Air New Zealand team of consultant chefs with a new menu created by celebrity chef Govind Armstrong of the famed Table 8 restaurants in Los Angeles and Miami. In addition, Air New Zealand offers a premium wine selection created by top New Zealand wine consultants John Buck and John Belsham. These finishing touches help to create the ultimate flying experience on one of the world's top airlines, that's also the best in the South Pacific.
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Air New Zealand is proud to be a member of Star Alliance. The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognised by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award, Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Blue1, bmi, Brussels Airlines, Continental Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. Aegean Airlines, Air India, and TAM have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers 19,700 daily flights to 1,077 airports in 175 countries.