We're taking off for Heathrow's Terminal 1. And giving our customers a smoother route through Heathrow.
Already boasting more international fights than any other airport, transporting close to 70 million people each year to over 180 global destinations, the massive £6.2 billion Heathrow expansion and redevelopment programme will create an inspirational environment for travellers and significantly increase the airport's competitive lead as Europe's number one international hub.
First phase of 10-year transformation
On Friday 4 July 2008, Air New Zealand will lead the way as one of the first Star Alliance carriers to move out of Heathrow's Terminal 3 and into Terminal 1, Zone R. As a signal to the world that the redesign, rebuild and refurbishment of T1has begun, this is a particularly exciting move for everyone travelling or working with us.
An airport transfer everyone will benefit from
A key objective of the transformation is to deliver a smoother experience for everyone using the airport. The ultimate aim is that for 95% of the time, passenger security queues should be five minutes or less. As a result, our customers will experience a faster and more comfortable journey from check-in to boarding.
Changes for the better
With the majority of Star Alliance carriers coming together in the new T1, Air New Zealand customers can look forward to:
- A light and spacious check-in environment that reduces congestion and increases processing times
- Quicker and easier transfers between Star Alliance carriers
- Minimum connecting time for both international and domestic flights arriving and departing T1 that will reduce to 75 minutes
- An improved and integrated baggage handling system which speeds up the time it takes passengers to retrieve their luggage, plus a streamlined US baggage screening process for customers flying to or via Los Angeles
- An exclusive new Star Alliance lounge for Business Premier, Gold Elite, Gold and Koru Club members.
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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, 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, Brussels Airlines and TAM have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers 19,500 daily flights to 1,071 airports in 171 countries.