Media releases 2014

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December 2014
  • Dec
    12
    Air New Zealand to fly direct to Argentina

    Air New Zealand has today announced it will launch direct flights between Auckland and Buenos Aires, Argentina - the airline’s first ever scheduled service to South America.

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  • Dec
    8
    Air New Zealand commits to two more Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

    Air New Zealand has today announced plans to take delivery of two additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

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October 2014
  • Oct
    31
    Air New Zealand welcomes air freight decision

    The Australian Federal Court today delivered its decision in relation to the long running airfreight case brought by the ACCC in 2010, alleging agreements with airline competitors in Hong Kong and Singapore between 2000 and 2006.

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  • 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
    12
    Air New Zealand first to bring the 787-9 Dreamliner to Perth

    Air New Zealand’s first 787-9 Dreamliner has landed in Perth this evening on its inaugural flight from Auckland.

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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
    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
    Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia boost South Island capacity

    Alliance partners Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia, will increase trans-Tasman capacity to Queenstown by almost 50 per cent over the upcoming summer period of November to March compared with the same period last year.

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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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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
    31
    Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia to add 40,000 Queenstown seats

    Alliance partners Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia will operate an additional 40,000 seats to and from Queenstown over the peak winter period of July to September this year.

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  • Mar
    12
    Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia to operate a second season of non-stop Christchurch – Perth services

    Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia have announced they will operate a seasonal non-stop service between Christchurch and Perth again this year following the success of this summer’s inaugural season.

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  • 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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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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January 2014
  • Jan
    16
    Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines join forces to expand New Zealand-Singapore services

    Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines have agreed to form an alliance enabling Air New Zealand to fly the Auckland-Singapore route again and Singapore Airlines to operate the Airbus A380 to New Zealand for the first time.

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  • Jan
    7
    Air New Zealand licenses Skycouch to China Airlines

    Air New Zealand has signed a licensing agreement with China Airlines for its Economy Skycouch seat.

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  • Jan
    7
    Air New Zealand’s intranet named as one of world’s best

    Air New Zealand’s employee intranet Korunet has been announced as one of the top 10 in the world by Nielsen Norman Group.

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