The safety video is inspired by the upcoming fantasy adventure The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer...
IMPORTANT: Changes in required ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) to visit Australia
Important changes have been announced by the Australian Department of Home Affairs. In a Bulletin issued to the industry, they are advising eligible travellers to apply for an ETA (Electronic...Read more
Air New Zealand Honolulu services to be operated by Hi Fly
The global issue impacting Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines means earlier than expected maintenance is required on some of the engines fitted to our 787-9 aircraft. In order to continue to get our...Read more
Update #5 Global Rolls-Royce engine maintenance
UPDATE: Global Rolls-Royce engine maintenance
Due to the global requirement for further, earlier than scheduled maintenance checks on some Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines, which includes some engines in Air New Zealand’s 787-9 Dreamliner fleet...Read more
Global Rolls-Royce engine issue – Air New Zealand update two
Air New Zealand is continuing to work with engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce on a global issue involving some of the Trent 1000 engines that power its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet.
Air New Zealand statement on global Rolls-Royce engine issue
Air New Zealand is working closely with engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce on a global issue involving some of the Trent 1000 engines that power its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet.
Last month...Read more
Weather - Travel Alerts
Adverse weather conditions around New Zealand continue to have an impact on our network.
Customers who have signed up to receive travel alert notifications via text message or email may...Read more
Air New Zealand announces new trans-Tasman routes
Air New Zealand will launch two new routes across the Tasman from December this year and add an extra 15% seat capacity across all its Tasman services year on year. The airline has today announced...Read more
Air New Zealand TripAdvisor’s Second Ranked Airline in the World
Air New Zealand has once again been recognised for its outstanding product and service in the second annual 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ Awards, with significant wins across multiple...Read more
Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia to end trans-Tasman alliance
Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia will end their trans-Tasman alliance in October this year following seven years of partnership.
The airlines commenced the strategic alliance at the end...Read more
Air New Zealand announces new service between Chicago and Auckland
First ever air service to take off between New Zealand and Chicago
Air New Zealand will launch a new non-stop service between...Read more
The World's Coolest Safety Video
Our newest safety video, which showcases Antarctica and features American actor, filmmaker and environmentalist Adrian Grenier, has finally been revealed! The World’s Coolest Safety Video...Read more
UPDATE - Tropical Cyclone Gita
Air New Zealand has cancelled a number of services scheduled for this afternoon as former Cyclone Gita approaches and weather conditions are forecast to deteriorate. All Services in and out of...Read more
Antarctica to feature in Air New Zealand’s next safety video
Air New Zealand’s next safety video, due for release in March, will highlight the fundamental importance of Antarctica in understanding global climate change.
The upcoming video, and...Read more
New Additions to Team Canada
Dear Travel Trade Partners,
Air New Zealand has a clear and definitive strategy for continued growth in Canada, based on the growing demand for destination New Zealand and the South Pacific...Read more
Additional domestic New Zealand fares available for sale in Canada
Air New Zealand is pleased to offer you more choices when selling domestic New Zealand travel.
Effective 24 January 2018, additional fares will be available in your GDS to price purely...Read more
Simpler booking classes for New Zealand domestic sectors
Effective 16 January 2018, there will be some changes to the booking classes to be used on NZL domestic and Tasman/PI sectors sold as part of long-haul fares from the USA/Canada/Mexico....Read more
Air NZ 787 Maintenance Requirements – Schedule Disruption – Update 4 Dec 19th, 10:00am PST
As of 10:00am PST
Air New Zealand would like to advise of the following updates due to the unscheduled maintenance of the 787-9.
GDS changes for Hi Fly flights for sales...Read more
Air NZ 787 Maintenance Requirements – Schedule Disruption – Update 3
As of 1500 PST
Air New Zealand is continuing to experience schedule disruption to its services to the unscheduled maintenance requirement of our Boeing 787 fleet. Our network planning team...Read more
Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia boost Auckland-Brisbane services
Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia have today announced changes to one of their key alliance routes driven by an improved demand outlook.
The two airlines are set to provide customers...Read more
Air NZ 787 Maintenance Requirements – Schedule Disruption – Update 2 Dec 11th, 0930 PST
Air New Zealand is continuing to experience schedule disruption due to the un-scheduled maintenance requirements on its Boeing 787-9 fleet.
Due to this on-going disruption we have...Read more
Air New Zealand opens brand new lounge in Perth
Air New Zealand welcomes customers to its first-ever lounge at Perth Airport.
The new lounge caters for more than 110 customers and carries the airline’s signature sleek modern design...Read more
A Very Merry Mistake
Air New Zealand has poked fun at the Kiwi accent with a heart-warming new video out today of Santa taking calls from Kiwi kids keen to tell him what they want under the tree this Christmas.... Read more
Air New Zealand’s Dreamliner goes year-round to Adelaide
Air New Zealand’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is set to become an even more frequent sight in the skies above Adelaide with the airline announcing plans today to deploy the aircraft on the Auckland –...Read more
Air New Zealand named Airline of the Year for 5th year running
Double the seating for new Dunedin lounge
Air New Zealand’s new regional lounge at Dunedin Airport has today opened its doors to customers. The Dunedin Regional Lounge is situated on the upper floor of the airport terminal and caters to...Read more
Dual Destination Sale - Canada
Australia and New Zealand offer a wide variety of things to see and do. From exceptional cuisine, award-winning wineries, stunning landscapes and wildlife encounters, a vacation that includes both...Read more
Air New Zealand picks up Kiwi innovation award
Air New Zealand’s customer innovation program has taken the Innovation in Technology Solutions award at the annual New Zealand Innovation Awards in Auckland last night.
The awards recognize...Read more
Air New Zealand named world's top airline by Condé Nast Traveler
Air New Zealand has been named Top Airline in the World by prestigious US magazine Condé Nast Traveler in its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
More than 300,000 readers...Read more
Air New Zealand boosts Houston services
Air New Zealand will fly daily to Houston for most of next winter as demand for travel between New Zealand and Texas continues to soar.
Air New Zealand currently operates five...Read more
Air New Zealand begins Inflight Wi-Fi rollout
Air New Zealand has started trialling its new Inflight Wi-Fi service on one of its long-haul Boeing 777-300 aircraft.
The airline is rolling out Wi-Fi capability across its international...Read more
Air New Zealand’s new-look Dreamliner touches down
The first of Air New Zealand’s new-look Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners has touched down in Auckland, with a freshly configured interior offering more premium seating options for customers.
Air New Zealand makes the switch
To further improve fuel efficiency, Air New Zealand has turned to electricity to power its aircraft while on airport gates, a move that is expected to reduce carbon emissions by more than...Read more
Air New Zealand to introduce organic, fair trade coffee
Air New Zealand’s customers will soon be able to sip organic, fairly traded coffee at 30,000ft.
The airline has signed a contract with Christchurch-based Hummingbird Coffee to serve its...Read more
Air New Zealand to help showcase New Zealand’s history and culture to the world
The Waitangi Treaty Grounds in the Bay of Islands will be digitally mapped by a renowned high tech United States organisation specialising in the preservation of sites of significance...Read more
Auckland Fuel Supply Issue
The temporary shut-down of Refining New Zealand’s pipeline into Auckland is currently impacting all airlines operating into and out of Auckland Airport and limiting the volume of jet fuel able to...Read more
UPDATED Travel Information for Tropical Storm Irma
Travel Update for Tropical Storm Harvey
Air New Zealand flights to and from Houston have resumed operation as scheduled. Standard rules apply for changes and cancelations.
For the latest arrival and...Read more
Air New Zealand scoops Empowerment Award
Air New Zealand has been recognised for its efforts in empowering women in its workplace by Diversity Works New Zealand.
The airline took out the Empowerment Award at the 20th...Read more
Air New Zealand Launches Its First Global Brand Campaign in North America
Today, Air New Zealand launches its first global brand campaign to show travelers why the airline is A Better Way to Fly. Launching first in North America, the campaign which aims to...Read more
Air New Zealand announces second highest profit in company history, increases dividend and awards staff bonus
Air New Zealand has today announced earnings before taxation for the 2017 financial year of $527 million, compared to $663 million in the prior year - the second highest result in the airline’s...Read more
Air New Zealand to fly almost 60,000 extra seats on Honolulu route
Air New Zealand will fly almost 60,000 additional seats between Honolulu and Auckland from April to October next year, an increase of 75 percent compared with this year.
The airline will...Read more
Air New Zealand increases capacity on Vancouver route
Air New Zealand is growing its Vancouver-Auckland operation by nearly 20% from January – July 2018, providing customers with greater choice and flexibility. The increased capacity is now loaded...Read more
Air New Zealand gears up for summer with more than 180,000 extra seats
Air New Zealand is gearing up for a bumper summer, adding more flights to its domestic schedule to deliver 180,000 extra seats between November 2017 and March 2018, compared with the same period...Read more
British Columbia Wildfires Flexibility Policy
24th July 2017
General Rule Flexibility Version 1.0
The following flexibility will be permitted on all fare types for customers who have travel plans effected by the...Read more
Air New Zealand takes off for downtown Tokyo
Air New Zealand’s inaugural service to Haneda Tokyo has departed with the Boeing 787-9 aircraft scheduled to touch down in Tokyo at 11.00pm (local time).
The new Haneda service will depart...Read more
Security Changes to US-bound Flights
The US Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has introduced additional security processes for all flights to the USA, regardless of country of origin. As...Read more
Air New Zealand – a year in the air
As the new financial year gets underway Air New Zealand has been looking back over key customer data from the past 12 months to reveal interesting insights into travellers’ habits and preferences...Read more
Air New Zealand introduces smart passport service
Turning up to the airport with an expired passport will be a thing of the past for Air New Zealand customers, with the airline’s mobile app now able to scan and save passport information and send...Read more
Katie Holmes and Cuba Gooding Jr. Take Viewers on ‘A Fantastical Journey’
Air New Zealand has teamed up with actors Katie Holmes and Cuba Gooding Jr. to deliver its latest onboard safety video, featuring a number of iconic locations throughout New Zealand.
Fine Wines selection unveiled for 2017
Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs and Hawke’s Bay Syrahs have shone in this year’s “Fine Wines of New Zealand” – a compilation of the country’s most prestigious wines.
This year the Sauvignon...Read more
Air New Zealand introduces Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on Houston-Auckland route
With visitor numbers between North America and New Zealand continuing to grow, Air New...Read more
Star Alliance Launches 20th Anniversary Mileage Competition
Share your favorite cultural experience for a chance to become a mileage millionaire*
To celebrate 20 years of connecting people and cultures, Star Alliance and its 28 member carriers today...Read more
New Palmerston North lounge unveiled
Air New Zealand has opened the doors to its new lounge at Palmerston North Airport.
Situated on the first floor of the terminal, the spacious new lounge offers seating for more than 100...Read more
Rt Hon John Key Joining the Board of Air New Zealand
The Air New Zealand Board is appointing former Prime Minister John Key as a Director effective from September 1.
Chairman Tony Carter says the Board has been actively searching for a...Read more
Is this the future of inflight service?
Air New Zealand is giving travellers a sneak peek into what the future of inflight service could look like.
The airline has been working with information technology service provider...Read more
Air New Zealand launches global search for All Blacks Apprentices
Air New Zealand and New Zealand Rugby are searching the world for two truly crazy-about-rugby All Blacks Apprentices to join the All Blacks as they take on Manu Samoa in Auckland on 16 June.... Read more
Air New Zealand opens expansive new Melbourne lounge
Air New Zealand will welcome customers into its significantly larger new-look lounge at Melbourne International Airport from tomorrow.
Located on the ground floor of the airport terminal,...Read more
LAX on the Move
Over a five-day period in May, one-third of nearly 70 airline partners will relocate their operations, many of them to new terminals, others to new ticket counters in their current home. The moves...Read more
New Border Process for Arriving Passengers at YVR
The Government of Canada is now accepting digital declarations from travellers arriving at YVR from outside Canada. Upon arrival at Vancouver International Airport, all international arrivals...Read more
Air New Zealand takes top honours at TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for airlines
Air New Zealand’s world class customer experience has been recognised with significant wins at TripAdvisor’s inaugural Travellers’ Choice® Awards for airlines.
The airline has...Read more
Extra flights for Hawke’s Bay Marathon
Air New Zealand will put on nearly 1000 additional seats to help transport competitors and supporters to the Hawke’s Bay region for the Air New Zealand Hawke’s Bay International Marathon on May 13...Read more
Air New Zealand unveils spacious new seat design
Air New Zealand has today revealed a new Economy seat design at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg to be introduced on the airline’s Airbus A320/A321neo (new engine option) fleet.
Air New Zealand introduces Dreamliner on Adelaide route
With visitor numbers between North America and Australia continuing to grow, Air New Zealand has today announced it will begin flying the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to Adelaide from October...Read more
ALL BLACKS SEVENS DESCEND ON VANCOUVER
This past weekend, the Air New Zealand team in Canada hosted a meet and greet with the All Blacks Sevens in Vancouver. Hundreds of Kiwis, rugby fans and more arrived in Vancouver for the World...Read more
Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon meets US Secretary of Transport
Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Christopher Luxon is today in Washington DC where he met with United States Secretary of Transport Elaine Chao, a member of President Trump’s Cabinet.... Read more
The 3 lucky winners of $20 Amazon.com gift cards are:
Annette W from Lancaster, CA
Brent E from Salt Lake City, UT...
Wine Flight back for second vintage
Premium New Zealand wines, paired with stunning views of the regions where they are produced, were on the inflight menu for leading international media and wine experts today.
For the...Read more
US Executive Order Flexibility Policy
General Rule Flexibility Version 1.0
Executive Order bans all customers who are nationals of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya,...Read more
Major milestones for Air New Zealand’s mobile app – 1 million downloads, 2 million coffees ordered
Air New Zealand’s mobile app is proving a hit with customers, clocking up its one millionth user download this week. At the same time, the app’s popular coffee ordering function has just...Read more
Air New Zealand’s latest safety video takes viewers on a trip through Northland’s most spectacular sights.
Air New Zealand has cast an all-star lineup of homegrown talent in its latest safety video, which highlights the tourism jewels in the Northland region of New Zealand.
Inspired by the...Read more
Tourism leaders suggest way forward for tourism infrastructure
Four of New Zealand’s key tourism leaders have jointly released a report to the Minister of Tourism proposing the establishment of a $130m annual fund to address the infrastructure challenges that...Read more
Air New Zealand sings out for carol equality with a Kiwi remix of a Christmas classic
Air New Zealand opens doors to new regional lounge in Wellington
Air New Zealand has today welcomed customers to the airline’s first lounge dedicated to regional travelers out of Wellington.
Located on the first floor of the airport’s main terminal...Read more
Northland stars in Air New Zealand’s next safety video
A host of famous faces are converging on Northland over the next few days for the filming of Air New Zealand’s next safety video.
The latest edition in the airline’s world famous safety...Read more
Earthquake Flexibility Policy
Due to a series of major earthquakes across New Zealand, the following flexibility will be permitted on all fare types for customers booked and ticketed up to and including Sunday 13 November 2016...Read more
Air New Zealand Airband™ Innovation of the Year
Air New Zealand’s Airband™ has been named Innovation of the Year at the 2016 CAPA Asia Pacific Aviation Awards.
Airband, a revolutionary wristband for children travelling unaccompanied, was...Read more
Air New Zealand scoops two industry innovation awards
Air New Zealand has taken out two significant innovation awards at the prestigious Air Passenger Experience (APEX) Awards held overnight in Singapore.
The airline received Best Inflight...Read more
Air New Zealand Australasia’s Leading Airline again
Travel and tourism professionals around the world have voted Air New Zealand as Australasia’s Leading Airline for the eighth year in a row as part of the prestigious World Travel Awards presented...Read more
Total ban on carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices
Following a joint directive from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) and the United States Department of...Read more
Air New Zealand to introduce inflight wifi
Air New Zealand will begin rolling out inflight wifi on its jet services in 2017.
Chief Executive Officer Christopher Luxon today announced at a...Read more
Air New Zealand appoints new Country Manager for Canada
Maureen Kam has recently started as the new Country Manager for Air New Zealand’s Canada region.
Beginning September 19, Kam will use her extensive knowledge of the Canadian travel market...Read more
Air New Zealand’s 75th exhibition makes South Island debut
Air New Zealand’s award winning exhibition – Air New Zealand 75 Years: Our Nation. The World. Connected opens at Canterbury Museum in Christchurch tomorrow.
The exhibition has been...Read more
Secret Agents Wanted: Air New Zealand Searching for Travel Agents to Join Familiarization Trip
Air New Zealand is looking for accredited travel agents to become intrepid “Secret Agents” to join a one-of-a-kind familiarization trip to New Zealand.
The journey beings well before...Read more
Air New Zealand carries precious kiwi cargo in Conservation Week
Air New Zealand has celebrated Conservation Week by flying six North Island brown kiwi eggs to a safe new home for hatching.
The kiwi eggs were removed from nests in the Rimutaka Forest...Read more
All Blacks Captain signs on as Air New Zealand ambassador
Air New Zealand has signed All Blacks’ Captain Kieran Read as its newest airline ambassador.
The announcement has been made as Read attends the three day Air New Zealand Rippa Rugby...Read more
Fine wines of New Zealand revealed
Six of the nation’s leading independent wine experts have come together to create “The Fine Wines of New Zealand” – a list of the country’s most prestigious wines.
A selection panel...Read more
Air New Zealand Presents Safety in Hollywood
Air New Zealand has teamed up with Hollywood actress Anna Faris and New Zealand actor and comedic legend Rhys Darby for its latest safety video, Safety in Hollywood. ...Read more
Michael Meredith teams up with Peter Gordon as Air New Zealand’s new consultant chef
Award-winning restaurateur Michael Meredith is set to take his culinary expertise to the skies as Air New Zealand’s newest consultant chef.
Renowned for his adventurous approach to food...Read more
Air New Zealand to introduce Boeing 777-200ER on Cook Islands services
North American passengers will soon have another reason to travel to the island paradise of the Cook Islands with the announcement today that Air New Zealand will begin flying the Boeing 777-200ER...Read more
Air New Zealand wins again at Skytrax World Airline Awards
Air New Zealand has taken out World’s Best Premium Economy Class and World’s Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards held at the Farnborough Air...Read more
Enhanced mileage accrual for United Airlines MileagePlus members
Air New Zealand is pleased to inform you of the following enhancement for your customers who are United Airlines MileagePlus members:
Expanded United Airlines Codeshare
Air New Zealand is pleased to confirm the expansion of our codeshare arrangement with United Airlines and its affiliates to cover trans-border flights between the USA and Canada.
Tourism Australia extends commercial relationship with Air New Zealand
Tourism Australia and Air New Zealand have deepened their commercial relationship, signing a new marketing agreement aimed at promoting Australian tourism within key markets served by New Zealand’...Read more
Air New Zealand scoops Airline of the Year awards
Air New Zealand has been named both International Airline of the Year and Domestic Airline of the Year at the fifth annual Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards.
The awards recognise...Read more
Air New Zealand recognized for sustainability business leadership
Air New Zealand has taken out the Business Leadership category at the Green Ribbon Awards for its efforts in sustainability at a ceremony held at Parliament overnight.
The airline was...Read more
Air New Zealand touches down in Vietnam
Air New Zealand’s inaugural flight between Auckland and Ho Chi Minh City has touched down on Saturday June 4, 2016.
Flight NZ269 departed Auckland International Airport at 12:45pm yesterday...Read more
Partner of the Year
The 10th annual “Power of the Partnership” awards recognize the most successful agencies and honors top suppliers for their advocacy of agents
Air New Zealand is a proud winner of Vacation....Read more
Cook Islands Named "Best Island in the Pacific Rim 2016"
The Cook Islands has been presented with Global Traveler Magazine’s “Best Island In The Pacific Rim 2016” award at the Magazine’s 4th Annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards held at the Sofitel...Read more
Air New Zealand says “Good Evening Queenstown”
Air New Zealand has tonight operated its first commercial evening service into Queenstown, kicking off the winter season.
After an extensive approval process involving multiple stakeholders...Read more
Air New Zealands 75th exhibition to land in Christchurch
Air New Zealand will take its highly successful exhibition – Air New Zealand 75 Years: Our Nation. The World. Connected to Canterbury Museum in Christchurch in September this year.... Read more
Air New Zealand increases capacity on popular Vancouver-Auckland route
Building off the recent success of its additional seasonal daily service from Vancouver-Auckland, Air New Zealand is adding a further return service on its Vancouver-Auckland route between October...Read more
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.
The airline launched the route in December 2015 and has been...Read more
Air New Zealand and United Airlines to Revenue Share on USA - New Zealand Routes
Air New Zealand and United Airlines have entered into a revenue sharing agreement, further deepening the longstanding alliance between the two airlines....Read more
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.
The airline has been working with Auckland...Read more
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.
Two Air New...Read more
Air New Zealand to suspend Vanuatu service
Air New Zealand is suspending services between Auckland and Vanuatu in light of on-going concerns about the condition of the runway at Port Vila International Airport.
General Manager...Read more
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.
Coffee has topped the likes of hot chocolates and chai lattes as the most...Read more
REMINDER: New Zealand Border Clearance Levy for new tickets issued from 1st Jan 2016
REMINDER: New Zealand Border Clearance Levy for new tickets issued from 1st Jan 2016
Further the recent notification from IATA we wanted to remind all of our...Read more
Air Canada Schedule Changes SFO-YVR
Air Canada has advised us that with effect from 1st February 2016, Air Canada Rouge will cease operations between San Francisco and Vancouver and be replaced by Air Canada Mainline...Read more
Air New Zealand Notification about small vehicles powered by lithium batteries
Air New...Read more
Air New Zealand touches down in Buenos Aires
Air New Zealand’s inaugural flight to Argentina has touched down at Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires.
NZ30 departed Auckland at 7.20pm last night and arrived...Read more
Air New Zealand named Airline of the Year third year running
Air New Zealand has again scooped the title of Airline of the Year by world leading airline safety and product rating review website AirlineRatings.com for the third consecutive year.
Air New Zealand Airband a world first
Air New Zealand has introduced a world first for children flying unaccompanied, giving parents and guardians the opportunity to follow the steps in their journey.
Air New Zealand to fly 787-9 Dreamliner to Honolulu
Air New Zealand will begin flying the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Honolulu from 10 May 2016, introducing its popular Economy Skycouch and Premium Economy product and increasing capacity on the...Read more
Air New Zealand to fly direct to Vietnam
Air New Zealand has today announced it’s expanding its Pacific Rim presence introducing New Zealand’s first direct service to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
Air New Zealand will fly three...Read more
Air New Zealand increases capacity on popular Vancouver-Auckland route
Air New Zealand is adding an additional return service on its Vancouver-Auckland route ahead of the upcoming peak northern summer period between April 2 and May 7, 2016.
The popularity of...Read more
Air New Zealand is Australasias top airline for seventh consecutive year
Air New Zealand has been named Australasia’s Leading Airline for the seventh consecutive year at the 2015 World Travel Awards.
The airline also took out the award for Australasia’s Leading...Read more
Air New Zealand extends use of electronic devices to regional operations
Customers on regional Air New Zealand services will soon be able to keep their electronic devices on for the duration of their journey following approval by the New Zealand Civil Aviation...Read more
Extra non-stop services between San Francisco and Auckland
Air New Zealand is pleased to advise United Airlines (UA) is entering the New Zealand market in cooperation with Air New Zealand with the launch of non-stop...Read more
United Airlines enters New Zealand market in cooperation with Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand welcomes today’s announcement by United Airlines that it will enter the New Zealand market, launching a San Francisco – Auckland service from July next year.
Air New Zealand...Read more
Air New Zealand unveils flagship Auckland International Lounge
Air New Zealand has today unveiled its new flagship international lounge at Auckland International Airport featuring an ultra-modern design and tailored seating zones to meet the changing needs of...Read more
Air New Zealand launches Sustainability Framework
Air New Zealand has today launched a new Sustainability Framework as part of its commitment to helping supercharge our nation’s success.
Chief Executive Officer Christopher Luxon unveiled...Read more
Air New Zealand “Pleased to Seat You” Tour Showcases New 777-200 Products for North American Travelers
Air New Zealand today kicked off its “Pleased to Seat You” road trip across North America, showcasing two of the airline’s most innovative seats and giving travelers a glimpse of the in-flight...Read more
Air New Zealand adds more seats as Queenstown Marathon demand takes off
Air New Zealand has increased capacity into Queenstown in response to strong registrations for the Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon on Saturday 21 November.
The airline...Read more
Air New Zealand gets behind driver safety message
Air New Zealand has worked with partners to extend content on its inflight entertainment system to help educate overseas visitors about driving in New Zealand.
In an effort to increase...Read more
Here come the Men In Black
Introducing our latest safety video.
At Air New Zealand, we’re crazy about rugby! So for our latest inflight safety video, we called upon some very special...Read more
Air New Zealand a Triple Winner at Skytrax World Airline Awards
Air New Zealand has been named 'World’s Best Premium Economy Class', 'Best Premium Economy Class airline seat' and ‘Best Premium Economy onboard catering' in this year’s World Airline Awards. ...Read more
Introducing Premium Economy on Tasman, Pacific Island and Bali services
Air New Zealand has captured the award for World’s Best Premium Economy Class at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline...Read more
Pricing Tip: Addition of WestJet
Building on the great intra-Canada and trans-border connectivity with United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, we are excited to announce WestJet as the newest airline partner for interline...Read more
Air New Zealand appoints world renowned wine consultants
Air New Zealand has appointed two of the world’s leading wine judges and commentators to its wine selection programme.
Linda Murphy is based in Sonoma County in the United States and is one...Read more
$20 million extension to Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand
Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand have today announced they will extend their marketing partnership though the 2016 financial year, jointly investing more than $20 million.
Air New Zealand to Boost Perth Capacity by 30 Percent
Air New Zealand is introducing three new weekly flights between Perth and Auckland timed to connect West Australian travellers to the airline’s USA, Canada and...Read more
Air New Zealands Safety Safari #AirNZSafetyVideo
Taranaki surfing sensation Paige Hareb is just one of several famous faces from the surfing world to star in Air New Zealand’s latest safety video.
Surfing Safari features...Read more
Air New Zealand Dreamliner to fly to Fiji
Air New Zealand has announced it will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the Auckland – Nadi route this summer (November – March) adding 8,000 more seats to the route than last year.
Air New Zealand to fly over 650,000 more domestic seats in Fiscal Year 2016
Air New Zealand will increase its total domestic capacity by more than 650,000 seats in the coming financial year.
Increased flight frequencies and...Read more
More flights to the Sunshine Coast
Air New Zealand, in conjunction with trans-Tasman alliance partner Virgin Australia, has announced a second seasonal Sunshine Coast service to operate from December 2015 to February 2016.
Sabre Agents can now book Preferred Seating
Air New Zealand is pleased to announce that the selection and purchase of Paid Seats on Air New Zealand flights is now available in Sabre, with the same...Read more
Air New Zealand Increases to Daily Vancouver-Auckland Service over Northern Winter 2015/16 Peak
Air New Zealand will move to a daily return service on the popular Vancouver-Auckland route over the peak northern winter period between mid-December 2015 and late-January 2016.
This will...Read more
Air New Zealand unveils first refurbished 777-200ER
The first of Air New Zealand’s refurbished Boeing 777-200ER aircraft will take to the skies this weekend signalling an ongoing evolution in the airline’s long haul customer experience.
US Airways Relocates from T1 to T3 @ LAX Effective February 12
From Wednesday, Feb. 12, US Airways, a subsidiary of American Airlines Group, will operate out of Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Terminal 3. The airline will end operations at Terminal...Read more
Air New Zealand reveals Safety in Paradise
Air New Zealand has taken the wraps off the world’s most beautiful safety video – a collaboration with Sports Illustrated’s iconic Swimsuit franchise on the eve of its 50th anniversary...Read more
Air New Zealand and Sports Illustrated showcase Safety in Paradise
Air New Zealand will release the world’s most beautiful safety video next week.
The airline has partnered with...Read more
Air New Zealand, the name behind the new Queenstown International Marathon
Air New Zealand has been announced as the naming rights sponsor for one of the country’s newest and most anticipated international sporting events – the...Read more
Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines join forces to expand New Zealand-Singapore services
Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines have agreed to form an alliance enabling Air New Zealand to fly the Auckland-Singapore route again and Singapore Airlines to operate the Airbus A380 to New...Read more
Air New Zealand named Airline of the Year
The world’s foremost safety and product rating website, AirlineRatings.com, has announced the selection of Air New Zealand as its Airline of the...Read more
UK’s largest consumer body rates Air New Zealand best long haul
Air New Zealand ends 2013 on a high note with members of the UK’s largest consumer body, Which?, naming the airline’s long haul flights as the best in the world...Read more
Air New Zealand announces extended 2014 Sunshine Coast season
Air New Zealand has today announced it will return to Australia’s Sunshine Coast for a third consecutive season next year following the popularity of this year’s service, which ended in October....Read more
Economy Skycouch is now available in your GDS
Air New Zealand is pleased to announce that, effective 09 December 2013, our Economy Skycouch™ will be available for sale as an ancillary product in the USA and Canada via your Sabre, Apollo, or...Read more
Skycouch online upgrade system temporarily unavailable
Air New Zealand wishes to advise that due to enhancements to the Skycouch selling platform, the online upgrade facility for Skycouch will be unavailable for new sales until Tuesday the 10th...Read more
The Hobbit Trilogy's Dragon hitches a ride on Air New Zealand to LA premier
The Hobbit Trilogy’s mythical Dragon Smaug has taken his maiden flight with Air New Zealand this morning, swooping into Los Angeles ahead of today’s global premiere of The...Read more
Air New Zealand expands mobile and online technology
Air New Zealand customers travelling on the airline’s services, both domestic and international, can now check in using their smartphones, tablets and online.
The Air NZ mobile app, for...Read more
Explorer Pass Fares Now Available in GDS
We are pleased to inform you of the following significant changes that have been made to the Air New Zealand Explorer Pass:
- Effective today, the Explorer Pass fares are available...
Just another day in Middle-earth
Air New Zealand is giving Hobbit fans the chance to join the celebration with the stars at the red carpet premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in Hollywood.
The Official...Read more
Change in Transiting Requirements at LAX Airport
Customers transiting at Los Angeles when travelling on NZ1 and NZ2 between Auckland and London will now be required to go through a full customs arrival process and departure security screening...Read more
Air New Zealand unveils new Customer Innovation and Collaboration Centre
We are proud to announce the launch of the brand new Air New Zealand Customer Innovation and Collaboration Centre in Auckland, which will be officially opened by Chief Executive Officer...Read more
Airline licensing deal for Kiwi designed Skycouch
Air New Zealand has signed a deal licensing its Skycouch seat product to a large airline based in Asia.
This is the first licensing agreement for the Skycouch and follows the expiry of the...Read more
Auckland-Perth to be world’s first scheduled 787-9 route
Air New Zealand has announced Auckland-Perth will be the first scheduled route ever operated by the revolutionary new Boeing 787-9 when the airline takes delivery of the launch aircraft next year...Read more
Air New Zealand’s Los Angeles operations returning to normal
Air New Zealand operations in and out of Los Angeles are beginning to return to normal following today’s shooting incident at the airport and the lifting of the FAA’s ban on...
Discontinuation of Special Prorate Agreement with American Airlines (AA)
This is to inform you that due to the discontinuation of the Special Prorate Agreement between Air New Zealand and American Airlines (AA), all itineraries including AA sectors as part of an Air...Read more
Antarctica: No Ordinary Place, No Ordinary Assignment
Air New Zealand has launched a global search for an environmental enthusiast interested in sharing the wonders of the Antarctic frozen continent with the world.
Antarctica: No Ordinary...Read more
Air New Zealand increases capacity from Hawaii, to the Pacific Islands and announces return to Bali
Air New Zealand has announced it will increase capacity on its Honolulu to Auckland service, on Pacific Island routes and operate a third season of its Auckland to Bali service.
The airline...Read more
Air New Zealand and Betty White present Safety Old School Style
Air New Zealand has teamed up with America’s sweetheart of comedy Betty White and a cast of golden oldies for the airline’s latest in-flight safety video which launches today.
Air New Zealand celebrates double win at 2013 World Travel Awards
Air New Zealand has been voted Australasia's Leading Airline for the fifth year in a row and its new Koru Lounge at Christchurch International Airport has scooped the prize for Australasia's...Read more
Air New Zealand’s new livery takes flight
The first domestic aircraft bearing Air New Zealand’s distinctive New Zealand Fern Mark livery took to New Zealand skies this week, giving global plane-spotters a sneak peak of what the airline’s...Read more
Star Alliance Lounge Los Angeles opens
The new Star Alliance Lounge located at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) officially opens its doors on September 25th, welcoming all First, Business and Star Alliance Gold Card...Read more
Air New Zealand to Increase Antarctic Research Support
The airline has entered into a formal three-year partnership with Antarctica New Zealand and the New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI).
Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer...Read more
Tourism Australia and Air New Zealand invite the industry to offer six ways to experience Australia
Air New Zealand and Tourism Australia today launched a million dollar partnership that encourages North Americans to tick Australia off their ‘to do’ list by offering one low fare to six of Air...Read more
Air New Zealand welcomes ACCC determination on Virgin Australia alliance
Air New Zealand welcomes the determination of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) which has granted authorisation for its trans-Tasman alliance with Virgin Australia through...Read more
Air New Zealand profit more than doubles
Air New Zealand today announced earnings before taxation of $256 million for the 2013 financial year, an increase of 172 percent on the previous year and the company's best result in five years....Read more
Air New Zealand teams up with the San Francisco Giants for a uniquely ‘Kiwi’ themed game night
San Francisco Giants fans are in for a uniquely Kiwi experience at the upcoming Friday night home game against the Diamondbacks (July 19th) with Air New Zealand...
Star Alliance releases first official images of new Los Angeles lounge
Designed by global architectural firm Gensler, the lounge is inspired by a contemporary interpretation of modernist L.A. architecture of the 1950s and 1960s. This concept underlines the new...Read more
Tourism Australia targets inbound growth with Air New Zealand partnership
Tourism Australia and New Zealand's national carrier Air New Zealand have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see more than A$6 million invested in joint marketing activity over...Read more
Air New Zealand confirms Boeing 787-9 routes and seat selection
The primary long-haul destinations for the new aircraft will be Shanghai and Tokyo, it will also service mid-haul destinations including Honolulu - Auckland, Perth and Papeete.
Air New...Read more
Air New Zealand Premium Economy cabin wins big at Skytrax Awards
The airline took home the awards for 'Best Premium Economy Class', 'Best Premium Economy Class Seat' and 'Best Premium Economy Class Onboard Catering'...Read more
Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand enter into new $20 million partnership, unveils new livery
"As the national airline of New Zealand, growth in inbound tourism to New Zealand is a critical factor in our success. We fly more international visitors to New Zealand than any other airline and...Read more
Air New Zealand Explorer Pass
On June 1 Air New Zealand will launch its anticipated Air New Zealand Explorer Pass fare product. Designed to encourage visitors to New Zealand to explore more of the region, the pass makes travel...Read more
Air New Zealand enhances the customer experience for travel from North America
Air NZ includes Virgin Australia to Australia's domestic sectors
We are very pleased to announce the introduction of new published fares from the USA and Canada to Australia featuring the addition of Virgin Australia’s domestic network to our own extensive...Read more
Air New Zealand Wins Global Sustainable Tourism Award
The airline was named the winner in the Global Tourism Business category at the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual Global Summit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The Global...Read more
Celebrity adventurer stars in Bear Essentials of Safety video
The national airline and British adventurer, who came to global attention with the hit Man vs. Wild television series, filmed the safety video in a remote part of the Routeburn Track near...Read more
Air New Zealand recognised in international airline awards
The airline has been named best major airline in the Pacific for on-time performance, by flight and information services website FlightStats. Air New Zealand is also one of four finalists in the...Read more
Air New Zealand recognised in international airline awards
Air New Zealand highly ranked among world's safest airlines
Europe’s Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC) has ranked Air New Zealand second behind Finnair in the annual JACDEC Safety Index which recognises safety in the aviation industry....Read more
Four Great Walkers chosen for epic Kiwi adventure
Air New Zealand’s Great Walkers are Joel Cogger (Australia), Richard Harrison (United Kingdom) Stephanie Hathaway (United States) and Toshitake Suzuki (Japan).
The Great Walker competition...Read more
Heathrow Terminal 2: The New Home of Star Alliance
Star Alliance commends today's announcement by Heathrow Airport to designate Terminal 2 as the new home for its member carriers serving one of the world's most important international airports....Read more
Hobbit image largest graphic ever applied to an aircraft
Details of the unique Hobbit inspired livery are under...Read more
Air New Zealand launches 'An Unexpected Briefing'
Air New Zealand to further increase capacity to North America
The airline will operate daily return flights on the Auckland - San Francisco route. To date, the San Francisco service has predominantly run five times per week. In addition to being an exciting...Read more
Air New Zealand invests in B777-200ER upgrade program
Air New Zealand Deputy CEO Norm Thompson says the upgrade of the eight aircraft is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2014, with all eight aircraft planned to be completed in the...Read more
Star Alliance Builds New Lounge At Los Angeles’ Upgraded Tom Bradley International Terminal
Star Alliance member carrier Air New Zealand has been selected to design and manage the Alliance’s new lounge at Los Angeles International Airport. The creation of this facility has been made...Read more
Air New Zealand brings the world to Middle-earth
As part of the two-year partnership, passengers to and from the UK and North America can look forward to flying on two film-branded Boeing 777 aircraft, enjoy a very special edition of the...Read more
Meet Oscar, Air New Zealand’s Artificial Intelligence–backed chatbot
Air New Zealand has made its first foray into the field of artificial intelligence (AI) unveiling its new chatbot, Bravo Oscar Tango – Oscar for short.
Oscar will initially assist customers...Read more
Take it from a Kiwi, the best way to New Zealand is on Air New Zealand
Why, you ask? Well here are a few reasons…
- We have been flying between the US and New Zealand consistently for 50 years. That’s a lot of experience!
- We know New Zealand best....
We're taking our Air New Zealand innovation on tour! Our unique Premium Economy™ and Economy Skycouch™ will be touring from Vancouver,...Read more