Tag: Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand to Decide in Favour of Boeing Aircraft?

Reading Time: 1 minute After 18 months of discussions, calculations and attempts to arrive at the final decision, Air New Zealand, an Auckland-based airline, has come closer to picking the aircraft to renew its widebody fleet. According to Reuters, it will be Boeing. Reportedly, the flag carrier of New Zealand is looking for an option to replace its eight […]

TripAdvisor: 10 Best Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice® awards for Airlines for the third year running. Flyers voted TOP 10 airlines worldwide to be the best to explore the world with in 2019. The best one, determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of airline reviews and ratings submitted […]

Air New Zealand Takes Delivery of its First A321neo

Reading Time: 1 minute Air New Zealand has become a new operator of the A321neo, following the delivery of its first aircraft this weekend. In total, Air New Zealand will acquire 20 A320neo Family aircraft. The aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower engines. Aircraft accommodates 214 passengers in a comfortable single-class layout. With a recently received plane, […]

Air New Zealand Supplements its Fleet with New A321-200neo

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Lease Corporation announced the delivery of one new Airbus A321-200neo aircraft featuring Pratt & Whitney PW1133G-JM engines on long-term lease to Air New Zealand. This A321-200neo is the first of five Airbus A320neo family aircraft confirmed to deliver to Air New Zealand through 2019 from Air Lease Corporation’s order book with Airbus and joins […]

Qantas and Air New Zealand Cooperation To Make Travel Easier

Reading Time: 1 minute Air New Zealand and Qantas have announced plans for a reciprocal codeshare agreement that leverages the strengths of each carrier’s domestic networks, making travel within Australia and New Zealand easier. Under the codeshare Qantas intends to add its code on up to 30 routes on Air New Zealand’s domestic network and Air New Zealand intends […]

Air New Zealand Boeing 787 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute Air New Zealand Boeing 787, performing flight from Auckland to Tokyo Narita with 268 passengers and 14 crew, was climbing out of Auckland when the crew stopped the climb due to engine vibrations and abnormal engine sounds. The crew shut the engine down and returned to Auckland for a safe landing on runway 23L about […]

Air New Zealand Eyes New York Direct With New Widebodies

Reading Time: 1 minute Air New Zealand would look to start serving destinations on the US East Coast using aircraft sourced from a tentative widebody order, set to be announced next year. In June, airline Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Christopher Luxon said studies focussing on the A350-1000 and A350-900 from Airbus and the B787-10 and B777X from Boeing would begin […]

Air New Zealand Reports Decline In Full Year Profit

Reading Time: 2 minutes Air New Zealand says it is optimistic about the year ahead as the competitive environment eases after reporting a 17.5 per cent decline in full year profit in 2016/17 as it battled the arrival of new entrants into its home market. Net profit for the 12 months to June 30 2017 came in at NZ$382 […]

Mount Cook ATR-72 Crew Aborts the Approach Due to Unsafe Nose Gear

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Mount Cook Airlines Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A on behalf of Air New Zealand, registration ZK-MCY performing flight NZ-5075 from Auckland to Nelson (New Zealand) with 64 passengers and 5 crew, was on approach to Nelson when the crew aborted the approach reporting an unsafe indication for the nose gear. The aircraft was diverted […]

Australian and New Zealand Airlines to Form New Aviation Industry Group

Reading Time: 3 minutes Australia and New Zealand’s major airlines today announced the establishment of a new industry group to advocate and pursue reform on public policy issues that impact the aviation sector and broader economy in the region. Airlines for Australia and New Zealand (A4ANZ) will enable Air New Zealand, the Qantas Group, Regional Express Holdings and the […]