Jodi Williams, Head of Global Brand Development at Air New Zealand, says it’s an honour to be one of just 70 companies in the world to be invited to show its product at this week’s event.

“Air New Zealand recognises the importance of social media and prides itself on its innovation in this space.

“Air New Zealand is the 36th largest airline in the world but is one of the leading airlines when it comes to social media,” says Ms Williams.

Google I/O is attended by more than 5,500 web, mobile and enterprise developers and features in-depth sessions showcasing the latest developments from Google’s product teams and partners.

Air New Zealand’s Fairy website has been built for optimal performance in Google Chrome using the latest Google+ social sign-in to connect to the site.

Claire Hatton, Industry Director Travel, Google Australia and New Zealand, says Air New Zealand continues to set a world class example when it comes to the latest social media technologies.

“Air New Zealand’s Fairy site is one of the most creative and innovative sites we’ve seen, using a range of the latest Google technologies and platforms like Google Chrome, Google+ and Google Maps.”

Air New Zealand has around 45,000 followers on Google+ and is the first New Zealand company to be suggested to follow to every new Google+ account in Australasia.

Visit the Air New Zealand Fairy at www.airnzfairy.com.

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Issued by Air New Zealand Public Affairs ph +64 21 747 320