All Air New Zealand articles

  • Shashank-Nigam

    ‘Antifragile’ airlines have the edge


    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?


    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


    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


    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

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    Air NZ targets 30% reduction in workforce: CEO


    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


    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


    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 ...

  • ANZ

    Air New Zealand maintains profitability despite slowdown


    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


    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 ...

  • ANZ

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


    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 ...

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    What airlines must do to achieve greater gender diversity


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

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    ​Air New Zealand taps alliance partner Cathay for extra capacity


    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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    K-pop safety video signals change at Korean Air


    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.

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    Air NZ to start New York flights but end London service


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

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    Air New Zealand again goes external for new chief


    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.

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    Air NZ appoints Greg Foran as next CEO


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

  • News

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


    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.

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    Jetstar to wind up regional NZ operations


    Jetstar has signalled that it intends to end its regional turboprop services in New Zealand from the end of November, citing continued losses on the routes.

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    Air NZ blames fuel, engine issues as profit falls 31%


    Air New Zealand has cited higher fuel costs, the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine issues, and a lower demand environment in the second half as drivers of a 31% fall in its underlying earnings to NZ$374 million ($239 million) for the year ended 30 June.

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    Cathay and Air NZ extend alliance for five more years


    Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand have received approval to extend their network joint venture for services between Hong Kong and New Zealand until the end of October 2024.