EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (May 7, 2009) - Experience London like a local with Air New Zealand's iPhone app London. Spot-On™, a free download to help travelers find the top local spots for a purchase or a pint. The new app offers visitors an in-pocket extension of Air New Zealand's renowned Inflight Concierge service, providing one-touch access to resources such as travel deals, tube maps, hand-picked recommendations and can't-miss events and tourist sites.

"Air New Zealand has always set the standard for air travel, providing our customers with seamless service that extends far beyond the onboard experience," said Roger Poulton, Air New Zealand vice president - the Americas. "Our world-first Inflight Concierge service is a key example of how we've improved the travel experience, and now passengers can take this expertise directly from the plane to their pocket."

London. Spot-On™ provides on-demand, one-touch access to all of the benefits of Air New Zealand's Inflight Concierges, from practical assistance with airline processes and travel arrangements, to insider recommendations on local secrets.

Features include:

  • Personally-recommended places to eat, shop, relax and experience
  • One-touch access to query Air New Zealand Concierge staff
  • Hand-picked Activities sorted by genre, source and proximity
  • Interactive Tube Map
  • London Taxi numbers pre-programmed
  • Eavesdrop on local Twitter chatter
  • Plan a trip offline, roaming or even at 30,000ft in 'plane mode'. Sync feature enables download of the latest local activities directly to the iPhone or iTouch
  • Automatically awaits Wi-FI connection prior to downloading updates, saving on international data roaming fees
  • Direct access to air fares and special Air New Zealand offers and promotions

London. Spot-On™ is available for a free download from iTunes at www.itunes.com. The app is compatible with iPhone and iTouch and requires the iPhone 2.0 software update.

Air New Zealand flies daily from Los Angeles to London with roundtrip fares starting at $599 (USD). Travelers must book before May 31, 2009, for travel between May 6 – June 17, 2009 and Sept. 6 – Oct. 31, 2009. Tickets are non-refundable and the offer is subject to availability and may change at any time.

Book now or enter the "reLAX to London" sweepstakes to win two roundtrip economy class airfares from Los Angeles to London and four nights' accommodation at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington.

For more information please visit www.airnewzealand.com.

About Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand offers more direct flights to the South Pacific than any other airline, including non-stop flights from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu and Vancouver to New Zealand, as well as Los Angeles non-stop to the Cook Islands and Samoa. Other popular destinations include Australia, China, Japan and Tonga. In addition to flying non-stop Los Angeles-London, Air New Zealand's route between London and Hong Kong now allows customers to fly round-the-world on one airline. Consistently rated among the world's best international airlines, Air New Zealand's new Inflight Concierge Service provides all passengers with a range of services, from travel advice to assistance with onward bookings. Air New Zealand's most recent accolades include "Best Business Class to Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific" for the third straight year by Business Traveler Magazine (USA) "Best Transpacific Airline" at the 26th Airline Industry Awards, "Best Passenger Service" award by Air Transport World magazine, and "Best Business Class Red Wine" for the Martinborough Pinot Noir 2005 at the 2007 Cellars in the Sky awards. United Mileage Plus, US Airways Dividend Miles and Air Canada's Aeroplan members earn and redeem mileage on select flights. Flight and vacation essentials can be booked on AirNewZealand.com or by calling 1-800-262-1234 in the USA and 1-800-663-5494 in Canada. Air New Zealand is a member of the Star Alliance network.