• Air New Zealand to sell Skycouch to other airlines

    Five star hotels have long been selling their exclusive pillow-top beds at whopping profit margins to well-heeled customers. Now, Air New Zealand is taking the same tack, offering its award winning Skycouch seat to other airlines ... just as long as they don't compete for the same routes. Austr...

    POSTED 15 Sep, 2011 2 Comments

  • United aims for first Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights by mid-2012

    Update | United will now launch its Boeing 787 in March 31st 2013, on a route between Denver and Tokyo, having cancelled plans for the originally-promised Houston-Auckland route. Previous | With Boeing’s first 787 Dreamliner now out of the factory and almost ready for flights with launch c...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2011 3 Comments

  • Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand adjust trans-Tasman timetables, (mostly) increase flights

    Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand have begun revising their shared timetables as part of the alliance between the Aussie and NZ carriers, in most cases adding extra flights on the trans-Tasman route. The changes, which come into effect on October 30, are detailed in flight schedules logged in...

    POSTED 10 Jun, 2011 1 Comment

  • Air New Zealand plots new joint schedule with Virgin Blue, new destinations in Australia

    Air New Zealand will revise its schedule later this year to remove flight duplication with Virgin Blue by creating “complimentary schedules”, and is also eyeing new destinations rumoured to include Canberra and Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The Kiwi flag-carrier’s new time...

    POSTED 18 Apr, 2011 0 Comments

  • Air New Zealand

    Air New Zealand hopes introduce its new Boeing 777-300ERs on direct flights from Auckland to San Francisco and Vancouver this year, with limited services to Melbourne and Brisbane on weekends. The first of five 777-300ERs slated for the Kiwi carrier will begin regular service between Auckland,&n...

    POSTED 25 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

  • Air New Zealand looks to expand Sydney Airport

    Air New Zealand is working on plans to boost the size of its Koru Club Lounge at Sydney Airport’s T1 International Terminal. The lounge is used by AirNZ passengers as well as passengers on Star Alliance airlines (Air Canada, Austrian, Thai Airways and United Airlines) travelling in busines...

    POSTED 11 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

  • AirNZ brings back

    Air New Zealand will offer passengers extra legroom in economy class at no added cost on trans-Tasman flights from late next month. The move comes in response to criticism from business travellers and frequent flyers who regularly ply the skies between Australia and New Zealand – a route w...

    POSTED 10 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

  • AirNZ, Cathay, Emirates, Asiana and ANA among world

    Aviation research company AirlineTrends has cited a range of products and services for business travellers as key factors in choosing the world’s most innovative airlines. “The airlines featured on our list do not necessarily feature on the various ‘best airlines in the world&r...

    POSTED 28 Jan, 2011 1 Comment

  • Air New Zealand buys into Virgin Blue

    The relationship between Air New Zealand and Virgin Blue is getting cosier, with the Kiwi flag-carrier taking up a 14.9% shareholding stake in Virgin Blue. Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe describes the investment "as part of Air New Zealand's strategy to develop scale and reach in ...

    POSTED 20 Jan, 2011 3 Comments

  • Qantas looking to revamp international check-in, lounges and menus, plus major 747 upgrade

    Qantas may have more than twice the market share of its closest international rival but the Australian flag-carrier is determined to hang onto every one of its passengers – especially those in the ‘premium’ space of business travel.As part of its Q Futures programme the airline ...

    POSTED 20 Jan, 2011 3 Comments

  • Boeing pushes delivery of first 787 Dreamliner back to Q3

    Boeing has pushed the debut of its first service-ready 787 Dreamliner back to at least July and possibly as late as September. The next-generation aircraft is already three years overdue, based on Boeing's original debut date of May 2008. But the radically designed airliner, which includes a co...

    POSTED 19 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • AirNZ LAX flights get new business & premium economy seats this week

    Air New Zealand’s new business class and premium economy ‘Spaceseat’, along with the 'cuddle-class' Skycouch, will make their debut on flights between Auckland and Los Angeles this week. This first NZ-US service for the shiny new 777-300ER follows last week's appearance of th...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • Virgin Atlantic and Air New Zealand start codeshare flights

    Virgin Blue's Velocity Rewards members can now earn points on Air New Zealand Flights by booking AirNZ flights with Virgin Atlantic flight numbers. Velocity members have fully reciprocal earn-and-redeem arrangements with Virgin Atlantic, but have yet to hear what the Air New Zealand-Virgin Blue ...

    POSTED 14 Jan, 2011 1 Comment

  • Air New Zealand's new business and premium economy seats debut on Melbourne and Brisbane flights this week

    Air New Zealand’s new business class and premium economy ‘Spaceseat’ are making their debut on daily flights between Melbourne and Auckland this week, along with a one-day visit to Brisbane. The Kiwi flag-carrier is not publicly promoting these 'preview' flights, preferring ...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2011 1 Comment

  • Asiana Airlines to get Airbus A380

    Asiana Airlines is gearing up to add six Airbus A380s to its fleet, although the Korean flag-carrier has no plans to schedule the superjumbo on services between Sydney and Seoul.The airline’s first A380, due for delivery in 2014, will make regular runs from Seoul to Europe and the US &ndash...

    POSTED 7 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • Air New Zealand to introduce new business and premium economy seats on Melbourne-Auckland flights

    Air New Zealand’s new Business Premier and premium economy ‘Spaceseat’ will make their debut on daily flights between Melbourne and Auckland next month. The new cabins, along with the innovative ‘cuddle class’ Skycouch for economy passengers, are all features of the...

    POSTED 16 Dec, 2010 1 Comment

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