Media Releases

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October 2014
  • Oct
    29
    Air New Zealand’s epic safety video the most popular yet

    With close to 120,000 people viewing it online every hour, Air New Zealand’s latest Hobbit-inspired safety video, The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made, has become the airline’s most popular video to date, clocking up a record 16 million online views within a week of release.

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  • Oct
    23
    The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made takes flight on Air NZ

    Dwarves, Orcs and Elves take flight once again as Air New Zealand unveils The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made ahead of the December release of the final film in The Hobbit Trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM).

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September 2014
  • Sep
    11
    Air New Zealand adds more flights to its North American routes

    Air New Zealand is adding more flights to its North American schedule. The popularity of the airline’s service between Auckland and Los Angeles will see the airline step up frequency next year from twice daily to three times a day on three days of the week.

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August 2014
  • Aug
    23
    Air New Zealand unveils first refurbished 777-200ER

    The first of Air New Zealand’s refurbished Boeing 777-200ER aircraft will take to the skies this weekend signalling an ongoing evolution in the airline’s long haul customer experience.

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  • Aug
    27
    Air New Zealand announces third consecutive year of earnings growth

    Air New Zealand has today announced normalised earnings[i] before taxation of $332 million for the 2014 financial year, an increase of 30 percent on the previous year. Statutory earnings before taxation were $357 million, an increase of 40 percent, while statutory net profit after taxation was $262 million.

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  • Aug
    8
    A sneak peek at Air NZ’s new Hobbit safety video

    Air New Zealand, the official airline of Middle-earth, is giving fans a sneak peek at its next inflight safety video, an epic tale which will conclude the airline’s highly successful three year association with The Hobbit Trilogy.

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July 2014
  • Jul
    27
    Air NZ to bring army of global Hobbit fans to Middle-earth for incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience

    An army of Hobbit fans will soon converge on Middle-earth for a once-in-a-lifetime private screening of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies with Sir Peter Jackson himself before the film’s theatrical release on December 17, 2014.

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  • Jul
    11
    Air New Zealand’s new 787-9 touches down in Auckland

    Air New Zealand’s first Boeing 787-9 aircraft has landed in Auckland this afternoon following a successful delivery flight from Seattle.

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June 2014
  • Jun
    30
    Air New Zealand celebrates a decade of flying Auckland – San Francisco

    Air New Zealand is today celebrating 10 years of flying Kiwis to San Francisco.

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  • Jun
    24
    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II Formally Opens Heathrow Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal - The new home of Star Alliance in London

    LONDON, U.K. – June 23rd, 2014 – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II formally opened the new home of Star Alliance at London’s Heathrow Airport, unveiling a plaque that names the facility "Terminal 2: the Queen’s Terminal", in recognition of her long association with the airport.

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  • Jun
    2
    Air New Zealand announces fleet investment - 13 new Airbus A320neo and another domestic A320

    Air New Zealand has today announced further fleet investment with the purchase of 13 new Airbus A320neo (new engine option) aircraft to refresh its international narrow body fleet and an additional A320 to join its domestic operation.

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May 2014
  • May
    29
    Air New Zealand’s new 787-9 takes flight

    Air New Zealand’s first Boeing 787-9 has taken to the air for the first time today, successfully completing its first production test flight in the skies above Seattle, Washington.

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  • May
    20
    $20 million extension to Air New Zealand and
    Tourism New Zealand partnership

    Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand have today announced a $20 million extension to their marketing partnership.

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  • May
    19
    Air New Zealand and New Zealand Winegrowers
    to invest in wine tourism growth

    Air New Zealand and New Zealand Winegrowers have today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see them work together to actively promote New Zealand as a destination for wine tourism.

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April 2014
  • Apr
    18
    Air New Zealand welcomes first regulatory clearance for proposed Singapore Airlines alliance

    The Competition Commission of Singapore has given clearance for the proposed alliance between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines.

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  • Apr
    6
    First Black Air New Zealand 787-9 aircraft revealed in Seattle

    Air New Zealand’s first Boeing 787-9 aircraft bearing the airline’s distinctive new all black livery has been revealed at Boeing’s Everett factory near Seattle.

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March 2014
  • Mar
    12
    Air New Zealand’s on-time performance (OTP) among world’s best

    Air New Zealand has been named as one of the world’s most reliable airlines in the annual FlightStats On-time Performance Service Awards.

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  • Mar
    11
    More peak season Air New Zealand flights to San Francisco

    Air New Zealand will move to 10 return services per week on the popular Auckland - San Francisco route during the peak Northern winter period between mid-December and March, including double daily flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

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February 2014
  • Feb
    27
    Air New Zealand delivers record interim result

    Air New Zealand has announced a record interim result for the first half of the 2014 financial year.

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  • Feb
    12
    Air New Zealand reveals Safety in Paradise

    Air New Zealand has taken the wraps off the world’s most beautiful safety video – a collaboration with Sports Illustrated’s iconic Swimsuit franchise on the eve of its 50th anniversary.

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  • Feb
    7
    Air New Zealand and Sports Illustrated showcase Safety in Paradise

    Air New Zealand will release the world's most beautiful safety video next week.

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