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Air New Zealand gets its first A320 with Sharklets

Air New Zealand has taken delivery of its first A320 equipped with fuel saving wing tip devices, or Sharklets, at a ceremony during the 50th Le Bourget Paris airshow.

Air New Zealand forced to dump shark’s fin cargo

The anti-shark's fin campaign is crusading on in Asia Pacific.

Air New Zealand on-duty pilot falls asleep during trans-Atlantic flight

An on-duty pilot fell asleep during a trans-Atlantic Air New Zealand flight on Thursday.

Air New Zealand releases Hobbit themed safety video

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Hobbits, Dwarves and Wizards will take flight as Air New Zealand launches its latest onboard safety video, 'An Unexpected Briefing,' today.

Air New Zealand’s global search for The Great Walker ends Monday,October...

A global search is underway to find four adventurers to take on the challenge of a lifetime by completing all of New Zealand’s nine famous Great Walks in just nine weeks.

Air New Zealand announces new Chief Executive Officer

Air New Zealand has appointed Christopher Luxon as its next Chief Executive Officer.

Air New Zealand named Airline of the Year

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Air Transport World announced the selection of Air New Zealand as its Airline of the Year for 2012 as part of the ATW 38th Airline Industry Achievement Awards.

Air New Zealand strongly opposes access to court documents

Air New Zealand, one of eight airlines still to face what could be the country's largest ever competition law trial next year, has strongly opposed a request by a German company for access to court do

Down under airfares going up

Virging Blue has followed on the heels of Qantas and Air New Zealand in raising fuel surcharges by as much as $100 for a return international trip and fares by up to $10 for a one-way domestic flight.

Etihad Airways and Air NZ sign codeshare agreement

Air New Zealand has signed a code share agreement with Abu Dhabi-based airline Etihad Airways, the airline said on Tuesday.

Air New Zealand welcomes first 777-300ER into fleet

EVERETT, Wash. - Boeing and Air New Zealand welcomed the airline's first 777-300ER (extended range) at a ceremony today at Paine Field in Everett, Wash.

Air New Zealand reports fourfold increase in profits

Air New Zealand has reported a fourfold increase in profits, leading signs of recovery in the airline industry.

Air New Zealand and Virgin Blue seek regulatory permission for trans-Tasman...

Air New Zealand intends to throw the reverse engines on transtasman domination by the Qantas-Jetstar duo with its proposed tie-up with Virgin Blue.

Air New Zealand introduces Cuddle-Class seating

In the ongoing game of creative airline seating, Air New Zealand is introducing a welcome option in the economy section of its new long-haul airplanes.

Air NZ ‘sexy cougar’ ad shut down after critics blast it

AUCKLAND - An advertisement for an airline competition that portrays older, single women as "cougars" who prey on young men at night is to close on Monday after incurring the wrath of both male and fe

Air New Zealand receives “Airline Oscar”

Air New Zealand has been named in a prestigious industry publication as Airline of the Year and will give its 11,000 staff an extra day off as a reward.

‘Shark fin’ wings give airline chiefs something to smile about

New wing tips fitted to Air New Zealand's fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft on order could save the airline millions of dollars a year in fuel costs.

Air New Zealand launches trans-Tasman campaign

Air New Zealand launched a four-week campaign in Sydney yesterday to promote its new trans-Tasman flights.

Air New Zealand to acquire 14 Airbus A320 jets

Air New Zealand Ltd., the nation’s largest airline, will acquire 14 new Airbus A320 aircraft to replace Boeing 737-300 jets currently used on domestic routes.

Air New Zealand’s computer system crash creates chaos

Thousands of travelers were grounded for several hours as airports around the country were thrown into chaos when Air New Zealand's computer system crashed.

Air New Zealand CEO derides climate debate ‘paralysis’

Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe lashed out at governments for their "money-grabbing" emissions taxes and criticized ICAO for "its paralysis" on forging an agreement on limiting emissions from aviation.

Air New Zealand safety video: Nothing but bare essentials

Air New Zealand is getting down to the bare essentials with a new in-flight safety video that features flight attendants wearing just body paint.

Airline crew wear nothing but body paint in latest ad

Its latest advertisement claims it has nothing to hide.

Air New Zealand tests jet with biofuel

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A passenger jet powered in part by vegetable oil successfully completed a two-hour flight Tuesday to test a biofuel that could lower airplane emissions and cut costs, Air N

Two dead, five missing in Airbus crash in France

Toulouse, France – An Air New Zealand Airbus A320 on a test flight crashed into the Mediterranean sea off France's southwest coast on Thursday, killing at least two people with a further five still

Air New Zealand streamlines domestic check-in and boarding

FORT LEE, NJ and AUCKLAND, New Zealand - On November 3, Air New Zealand made significant changes to its domestic check-in processes including the first of several major terminal improvements around th

Key asked to help prop up tourism

Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe has called on incoming prime minister John Key to pump more money into tourism to stave off a potential sharp decline in visitor numbers.

Air New Zealand fits winglets to reduce fuel, emissions

Air New Zealand estimates it will save more than NZ$7.5 million in fuel and 16,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually by fitting performance-enhancing blended winglets on to its five Boeing 767-300ER ai

Air New Zealand: Few bold heads wanted

Air New Zealand is looking for a few bald-headed frequent fliers. It's all part of the company's new advertising venture.