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Tag: New Zealand

Quantas and Japan Airlines to form joint business to drive tourism recovery

Qantas and Japan Airlines (JAL) today announced plans to form a new joint business, designed to better serve customers travelling between Australia, New Zealand and Japan and support the tourism industry’s recovery when international flying resumes. The airlines have submitted an application for authorisation to regulators in Australia and New Zealand, with a decision expected… Read More ›

Jetstar partners with online travel platform Fliggy

Travellers will soon be able to book Jetstar flights directly on Alibaba Group’s online travel service platform, Fliggy, following the formation of a new partnership between the two companies, which will give Jetstar access to some of Alibaba Group’s 617 million mobile active users in China. With more than half of its users under 30,… Read More ›

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 Championship in Wellington which involves 20 Rippa Rugby teams from primary schools around the country. Read has worked with the airline previously, including starring in its 2015 safety video Men in Black Safety Defenders, taking part in promotional shoots and interacting… Read More ›

Singapore Airlines And Air Mauritius Sign Codeshare Agreement

Singapore Airlines and Air Mauritius have signed a codeshare agreement to provide customers more choice and convenience when travelling to Mauritius. Under the agreement, Singapore Airlines will add its ‘SQ’ designator code to Air Mauritius-operated flights between Singapore and Mauritius. Air Mauritius currently operates three flights per week on the route. “We are delighted with… Read More ›

Air NZ to bring army of global Hobbit fans to Middle-earth for incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience.

An army of Hobbit fans will soon converge on Middle-earth for a once-in-a-lifetime private screening of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies with Sir Peter Jackson himself before the film’s theatrical release on December 17, 2014. The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest was announced today by Jackson and U.S. late night television host Stephen… Read More ›

All Blacks take to the sky once again with Air New Zealand.

Air New Zealand has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the country’s world champion All Blacks for the upcoming 2014 season. The airline will this year launch a global campaign promoting the association between the two well known brands, featuring some equally recognisable faces – Richie McCaw, Dan Carter and Kieran Read. Air New Zealand has also added Dan Carter… 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 exclusivity period Air New Zealand adopted at the launch of the revolutionary new product in 2011. The Skycouch is a row of three economy seats… Read More ›

Embraer Executive Jets to participate in Avalon 2013.

With the ultra-large Lineage 1000 making its debut at the show, Embraer Executive Jets will participate in the 2013 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace and Defense Exposition, to be held in Geelong, Victoria, Australia from 26 February to 3 March 2013. Embraer will be located at exhibitor business unit S6 and have two more of… Read More ›

Air New Zeland new livery

Air New Zealand’s distinctive aircraft tails go black.

Air New Zealand’s fleet will begin to sport a new livery from next year. Chief Executive Office Rob Fyfe announced today that the tails of all new aircraft entering the fleet will be painted black and the lettering of the Air New Zealand name is being modernised. “Our iconic symbol, the Koru, will remain but it will be set… Read More ›

Boeing to Build More Wideband Global SATCOM Satellites for US Air Force.

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received authorization from the U.S. Air Force to produce and launch the eighth and ninth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites. The WGS-9 authorization and the WGS-8 production option, which was authorized last month, have a combined value of $673 million and are part of the $1.09 billion contract modification announced by… Read More ›

Air Pacific selects versatile A330 for fleet renewal and growth.

Fiji’s national carrier, Air Pacific, has selected Airbus aircraft to renew and to grow its fleet. After a thorough evaluation of several different aircraft, including the B787, the carrier has signed a firm contract to buy three new A330-200 aircraft to replace its existing fleet of B747s and B767s with newer, more fuel-efficient aircraft delivering… Read More ›

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