Media releases 2016

May 2016
  • May
    11
    Air New Zealand to introduce Dreamliner on Buenos Aires services and increases frequency

    Kiwis and Australians will soon have another reason to travel to the Argentinean capital of Buenos Aires with the announcement today that Air New Zealand will begin flying the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the Auckland-Buenos Aires route from 30 October 2016.

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  • May
    10
    Air New Zealand Dreamliner takes off to Honolulu

    Air New Zealand will become the only airline to operate scheduled Dreamliner services between Auckland and Hawaii with the inaugural Boeing 787-9 flight departing to Honolulu tonight.

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March 2016
  • Mar
    24
    Air New Zealand goes daily on Houston service

    Air New Zealand is moving to daily services on its new Auckland-Houston route for the peak season from December to February.

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  • Mar
    16
    Air New Zealand electrifies ground fleet

    Air New Zealand is transitioning more than 75 light vehicles in its ground fleet to electric saving around 65,000 litres of fuel per year and creating what’s believed to be the leading corporate electric vehicle fleet in New Zealand.

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  • Mar
    15
    Air New Zealand to open expansive new Brisbane International Lounge

    Air New Zealand's latest purpose-built, architecturally designed and significantly larger lounge will open its doors tomorrow at Brisbane International Airport.

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  • Mar
    14
    Air NZ and Virgin Australia launch search for aviation biofuel opportunities

    Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia today announced a partnership to investigate options for locally produced aviation biofuel.

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  • Mar
    4
    First international customer for Air New Zealand’s Regional Maintenance hub in Nelson

    Air New Zealand has signed a contract to provide turboprop maintenance to its first international customer Air Calédonie, the domestic airline of New Caledonia.

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  • Mar
    1
    Star Alliance improves customer experience at Los Angeles’ Tom Bradley International Terminal

    Star Alliance is improving customer experience at Los Angeles’ Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) through a combination of co-locating the member airlines in a one single check-in zone and the progressive introduction of more automation.

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February 2016
  • Feb
    24
    Air New Zealand to 3D print its own aircraft interior parts

    Air New Zealand is embracing the future of aircraft interiors by successfully producing 3D printed components for its Business Premier cabins.

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  • Feb
    4
    Wine Flight to take off

    More than 60 of the world's most influential wine media, trade and sommeliers will enjoy a unique "Wine Flight" today thanks to Air New Zealand and New Zealand Winegrowers.

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  • Feb
    4
    Air New Zealand appoints new Chief People Officer

    Air New Zealand has appointed Jodie King to the Executive position of Chief People Officer effective 29 February.

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January 2016
  • Jan
    27
    Air New Zealand to start Queenstown night flights

    Air New Zealand will commence night flying into and out of Queenstown from July 2016, offering more options and greater flexibility for travellers.

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  • Jan
    20
    Air New Zealand customers espresso their love for coffee

    New Zealand’s reputation as a coffee-loving nation has been reaffirmed in the lounges of the national airline.

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