All Air New Zealand articles

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    Air NZ expects more cargo revenue but warns of full-year losses

    2020-11-30T02:32:00Z

    Air New Zealand expects cargo revenue for the coming financial year to exceed previous years’ levels, after being awarded four more months of cargo flights under a government scheme.

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    New Zealand 787 engine inquiries closed after Rolls-Royce blade fix

    2020-11-11T22:04:00Z

    New Zealand investigators have closed an inquiry into two incidents involving engine problems on Rolls-Royce-powered Boeing 787-9s operated by Air New Zealand. The country’s Transport Accident Investigation Commission states that the incidents involved fracture of intermediate-pressure turbine blades on Trent 1000 powerplants. Deterioration of these blades was one ...

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    ATR plots path to low-carbon future in conjunction with shareholders

    2020-10-02T12:21:00Z

    Regional turboprop manufacturer ATR is in discussions with its joint shareholders Airbus and Leonardo over plans to develop low-emission technologies on the aircraft and hopes by early 2021 to have identified a future strategy.

  • Shashank-Nigam
    Opinion

    ‘Antifragile’ airlines have the edge

    2020-09-25T13:05:00Z

    Carriers seeking a strong recovery from coronavirus should focus on how adversity can drive change for the better, writes Shashank Nigam of airline marketing specialist SimpliFlying

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    How many jobs are airlines cutting due to coronavirus?

    2020-07-15T08:50:00Z

    Of the large airlines to have made announcements so far, most have implemented job cuts affecting significant proportions of their workforces.

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    Wellington plans reciprocal transit agreements for repatriation

    2020-04-07T05:09:00Z

    New Zealand will enter into reciprocal transit arrangements with a number of countries to make it easier for both citizens and foreigners to get home. The rapid closure of borders and tightening travel restrictions, along with the resulting decline in commercial airline flights has left many travellers struggling to ...

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    Qantas tests limits of ultra-long-haul service

    2020-03-31T10:52:00Z

    Project Sunrise could see flights of 19h-plus from New York and London to Sydney - if the aircraft, passengers and crew can take the strain

  • ANZ
    News

    Air NZ targets 30% reduction in workforce: CEO

    2020-03-18T07:03:00Z

    Air New Zealand could reduce its workforce of 12,500 by up to 30%, as it works through the challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak Chief executive Greg Foran says: ” Air New Zealand ’s well-placed to get through Covid-19. We’re a strong resilient business, we’ve got a good ...

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    ANZ reviews schedules as government clamps down on travel

    2020-03-14T08:23:00Z

    Air New Zealand is reviewing the impact of new measures from the country’s government intended to combat the spread of coronavirus. Under the directive every person entering New Zealand, excluding Pacific territories, will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days, a restriction which will be reviewed in 16 days’ ...

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    Air NZ withdraws earnings guidance on coronavirus uncertainty

    2020-03-09T04:14:00Z

    Air New Zealand is withdrawing its full-year earnings guidance for 2020 “due to increased uncertainty surrounding the duration and scale of the Covid-19 outbreak.” The carrier disclosed on 24 February target earnings before other significant items and taxation of NZ$300-350 million ($189-220 million) for financial year 2020, with ...

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    Air New Zealand maintains profitability despite slowdown

    2020-02-27T08:24:00Z

    Air New Zealand has maintained profitability even as it adapts to a lower growth environment, reporting a NZ$198 million ($124 million) EBIT for the six months ended 31 December 2019, down from NZ$217 million in the year-ago period. “Our capacity discipline on existing routes, stimulation of leisure traffic ...

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    Air New Zealand debuts bunk bed concept for economy class

    2020-02-26T04:59:00Z

    Air New Zealand has filed patent and trademark applications for full-length sleep pods in economy class, as it mulls installing them on its ultra long-haul routes. Unveiling the Economy Skynest, the carrier says it will decide whether or not to install the product after assessing the performance of its ...

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    Air New Zealand expects up to $47m hit from coronavirus

    2020-02-24T09:26:00Z

    Air New Zealand is expecting a NZ$35-75 million ($22-47 million) hit to financial year 2020 earnings, as it weighs up the impact of the coronavirus outbreak against cheaper jet fuel. “The airline’s revenue outlook for the remainder of the year is expected to be adversely impacted as a ...

  • Air Canada
    Opinion

    What airlines must do to achieve greater gender diversity

    2020-02-18T11:26:00Z

    It’s about time that the aviation industry took serious action to address its major gender balance disparity.

  • Air New Zealand 787-9
    News

    ​Air New Zealand taps alliance partner Cathay for extra capacity

    2019-12-12T07:09:00Z

    Cathay Pacific will operate Air New Zealand’s Hong Kong-Auckland services through to the end of March as the latter continues to deal with capacity issues due to ongoing Boeing 787-9 engine issues. In addition to its own services to New Zealand, the Hong Kong-based carrier will operate daily a ...

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    Opinion

    K-pop safety video signals change at Korean Air

    2019-11-14T12:26:00Z

    Korean Air is showing off some new K-pop moves in its new safety video and wants its customers to sit up and pay attention.

  • News

    Air NZ to start New York flights but end London service

    2019-10-23T03:27:01Z

    Air New Zealand will begin flights between Auckland and Newark, while ending its long-serving Los Angeles-London services in October 2020.

  • Air New Zealand chief executive Greg Foran
    Opinion

    Air New Zealand again goes external for new chief

    2019-10-11T03:59:00Z

    Air New Zealand’s board is following a similar path in tapping talent outside the industry by appointing Kiwi-born US retail boss Greg Foran as its next chief executive, at a time when there is turbulence on the horizon.

  • News

    Air NZ appoints Greg Foran as next CEO

    2019-10-11T01:26:14Z

    Air New Zealand has appointed Walmart US chief executive Greg Foran as its next chief executive, commencing in the first quarter of 2020.

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    Air New Zealand firms up order for eight 787-10s

    2019-09-25T01:57:00Z

    Air New Zealand has firmed up its May commitment to order eight Boeing 787-10s that will be powered by General Electric GEnx-1B engines.