Tag: Air New Zealand

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 […]

World’s Best Airlines for 2017 Awarded by AirlineRatings

Reading Time: 6 minutes AirlineRatings.com the world’s foremost safety and product rating website has selected Air New Zealand as its 2017 Airline of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. AirlineRatings.com celebrates and promotes excellence in the airline industry and the pinnacle of these efforts is its Airline Excellence Awards. Winners include: Etihad Airways, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Qantas, Singapore […]

Four Injured After Air NZ Flight Hits Turbulence

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Air New Zealand flight from Vietnam was forced to turn back to Ho Chi Minh City yesterday after four people were injured when the plane hit turbulence. The airline said three cabin crew members and one passenger received minor injuries when the turbulence hit about 40 minutes into the flight to Auckland. The four […]

Air New Zealand to Introduce In-Flight Wi-Fi

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air New Zealand has announced it plans to roll out in-flight wifi in 2017. Chief executive officer Christopher Luxon said at a media and travel event in Sydney on Thursday that trans-Tasman flights would be the first to receive the service. Mr Luxon says the airline is completing commercial negotiations with Panasonic Avionics and British […]

Air NZ & Virgin Australia Launch Search for Aviation Biofuel Opportunities

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia today announced a partnership to investigate options for locally produced aviation biofuel. The trans-Tasman alliance partners are issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to the market to explore the opportunity to procure locally-produced aviation biofuel. Air New Zealand Chief Flight Operations and Safety Officer Captain David Morgan says the […]

Tropical Cyclone Winston Prompts Fiji Airways To Cancel Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fiji Airways and its domestic unit Fiji Link have cancelled scores of flights and changed the departure times of others in response to Tropical Cyclone Winston. In terms of its Australian operations, Saturday’s FJ910 Sydney-Nadi and FJ915 Nadi-Sydney flights have been cancelled, as well as FJ930 from Melbourne to Nadi and the FJ922 Brisbane-Nadi service. […]

Queenstown Airport Enjoys Best Ever Year For Traffic Growth

Reading Time: < 1 minute The 2015 traffic figures for Queenstown Airport are in, and they reveal that the New Zealand gateway handled a new yearly record of 1.5 million passengers. December also saw the airport set new records for its busiest month ever and busiest week in its history. In total 156,636 passengers used the airport in December – […]

Top 8 Aviation Figures of 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes ATW revealed the winners of 42nd Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards. The top aviation figures according to ATW are announced and the gala dinner will take place in Singapore on February 15, 2016. 2016 Airline of the Year: Etihad Airways   2016 Leadership Excellence Award: Tony Tyler, Director General IATA   2016 Group Winners Aviation Technology: Airbus A350 […]