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[Coronavirus] Air New Zealand cuts 85% of international capacity, lays off staff

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Air New Zealand said on Monday 16 March that it would further cut capacity and look to lay off some permanent employees as the...

Air New Zealand unveils a ground-breaking new lie-flat prototype sleep product for economy class travellers

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Air New Zealand to put economy travellers to sleep The Economy Skynest is the result of three years of Air New Zealand research and development, with the input of...

Air New Zealand to launch a non-stop service between Auckland and New York and withdraw from London

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Air New Zealand is accelerating its ambitions for North America and will launch a non-stop service between Auckland and New York using its 787-9...

Air New Zealand finalises order for eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner jets, powered by GEnx-1B engines

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Leading long-range carrier builds its future fleet with eight 787-10s and includes options to increase the number of aircraft to up to 20...

Air New Zealand doubles down on plastic waste reduction

Air New Zealand has committed to increasing the number of single-use plastic items it will remove from its operation this year by more than...

Air New Zealand announces multi-billion-dollar investment in new fuel-efficient Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners

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Air New Zealand has today announced significant investment in its international network and customer experience with commitments to purchase eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft powered by...

Air New Zealand crew disallows passenger as she refuses to watch the safety video

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On 7 May, Air New Zealand crew and all passengers but one were ready for domestic flight NZ424 between Wellington and Auckland. The passenger,...

Increased security in place at Christchurch Airport after mass shooting in Christchurch mosques

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The shootings in the Christchurch, New Zealand mosques, were 49 people were killed is having an impact on the operations at Christchurch Airport. Air...

Air New Zealand Airbus A321neo on delivery flight returns to Hamburg; no clearance to overfly Iran

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On 15 February, a brand new Air New Zealand Airbus A321neo (ZK-NND) turned back over Eastern Turkey nearly 4 hours into its delivery flight....

Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 without necessary Chinese permits forced to head back to Auckland

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Nearly five hours into Air New Zealand's flight NZ289 between Auckland and Shanghai on Saturday (9 February), passengers heard a rather unpleasant message from...

Air New Zealand celebrates the year in the air

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As the year counts down, Air New Zealand has been crunching data from the past 12 months to reveal insights into travel trends and...

Air New Zealand takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo

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Air New Zealand has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo during the weekend of 3-4 November 2018, making the national carrier of New...

Two Air New Zealand Boeing 777-200ER diverted in one day

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Technical issues disrupt travellers on two Air New Zealand flights on 19 August 2018 Passengers on two Air New Zealand flights have had their travel...

Air New Zealand has been awarded Best Premium Economy Class and Best Premium Economy Seat at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.

The airline has scooped the prize for Best Premium Economy Class numerous times since the awards began in 1999. Air New Zealand General Manager Customer...

Air New Zealand serves up the impossible with veggie burgers

Air New Zealand is giving customers a taste of the future with a new inflight collaboration with Silicon Valley food tech start-up Impossible Foods. The...

What is Qantas Project Sunrise?

Last March Qantas launched one of the longest flights in the world from Perth to London non-stop. The search for a plane capable to fly...

Qantas and Air New Zealand announce codeshare deal to make travel easier

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...

Air New Zealand boosts business flights to and from Palmy (Palmerston North)

Air New Zealand will operate an additional 12 one-way business timed services per week between Palmerston North and Auckland from mid-August. The new service will...

First ever air service to take off between New Zealand and Chicago, USA

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Air New Zealand will launch a new non-stop service between Auckland and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport from November 2018. The new service deepens the alliance...

World’s coolest safety video by Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is shining a global spotlight on Antarctica, today launching its latest safety video, which showcases the frozen continent and the important...