Hi Fly to operate services to Honolulu
As a result of the sooner than previously required maintenance on Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines globally, including some in the airline’s Boeing 787-9 fleet, Air New Zealand has entered into a short term lease with European based company Hi Fly.
See here for more information.
Air New Zealand Makes Schedule Changes Due To Maintenance Requirements
Air New Zealand has retimed some international flights and made a limited number of cancellations between today and the end of October due to a global issue requiring earlier than expected maintenance on some of the Trent 1000 engines fitted to its 787-9 aircraft.
Air New Zealand is doing all it can to minimise the impact of these unforeseen checks on customers and is also working to secure lease aircraft to help with additional capacity.
Customers impacted by the changes will be contacted directly by Air New Zealand or by the travel agent they booked through.
We anticipate high caller demand for our contact centre over this time and customers are advised to avoid calling unless necessary.
If you have booked other parts of your trip with Air New Zealand more information on how to manage these is available on our Non-air Bookings page
Changes to the trans-Tasman Alliance
Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia will end their trans-Tasman alliance in October this year, following seven years of partnership. Air New Zealand will no longer sell Virgin Australia’s trans-Tasman flights as part of its network, and Virgin Australia will no longer sell Air New Zealand’s trans-Tasman flights, for flights from 28 October 2018 and beyond. See here for more information.