Media Releases

Welcome to Air New Zealand's Online Media Center. Here are our most recent media releases.

November 2015
  • Nov
    Air New Zealand to fly 787-9 Dreamliner to Honolulu

    Air New Zealand will begin flying the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Honolulu from 10 May 2016, introducing its popular Economy Skycouch and Premium Economy product and increasing capacity on the route by almost 20% in the process.

October 2015
  • Oct
    United Airlines enters New Zealand market in cooperation with Air New Zealand

    Air New Zealand welcomes today’s announcement by United Airlines that it will enter the New Zealand market, launching a San Francisco – Auckland service from July next year.

September 2015
  • Sep
    Air New Zealand launches Sustainability Framework

    Air New Zealand has today launched a new Sustainability Framework as part of its commitment to helping supercharge our nation’s success.

August 2015
  • Aug
    Air New Zealand Announces Record Annual Result

    Air New Zealand has today announced its 2015 annual result with normalised earnings[i] before taxation of $496 million for the 2015 financial year, an increase of 49 percent on the prior year. Statutory earnings before taxation were $474 million, while statutory net profit after taxation was $327 million, an increase of 24 percent.

  • Aug
    Air New Zealand Men in Black Safety Defenders a crowd pleaser

     With around 3.2 million people watching it online every day, Air New Zealand’s latest safety video Men in Black Safety Defenders is well on its way to becoming the airline’s most popular to date with 12.9 million online views recorded in the four days since its release.

  • Aug
    Air New Zealand teams up with All Blacks for out of this world Men in Black safety video

    Air New Zealand has teamed up with the All Blacks and an all-star line-up of international rugby greats to tackle the airline’s latest on board safety video, Men in Black Safety Defenders.

June 2015
  • Jun
    Star Alliance LAX Lounge wins Skytrax Award

    Voted Best Alliance Lounge. 13 Star Alliance carriers receive 27 awards.

March 2015
  • Mar
    Air New Zealand to launch Apple Watch app

    Air New Zealand will soon become one of the first New Zealand companies to launch an app for the highly anticipated Apple Watch™.