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Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia to end trans-Tasman alliance

Apr 04, 2018 No Comments by

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia are set to end their trans-Tasman alliance effective on 27 October 2018. The two carriers have collaborated on trans-Tasman services since 2010, which has included extensive code-sharing, joint-pricing and reciprocal frequent flyer benefits. Air New Zealand Chief Revenue Officer Cam Wallace states that market changes have led to this […]

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Air New Zealand tipped to announce new long-haul destination

Mar 26, 2018 No Comments by

Air New Zealand is set to announce a new long-haul destination to add to its international network. The new destination, according to industry sources is mostly likely to be Chicago O’Hare (ORD), USA. The New Zealand Herald reports that  Air New Zealand is holding a special “where to next” function for the travel industry on Wednesday morning […]

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Air New Zealand increases services to North and South America

May 10, 2017 No Comments by

Air New Zealand will increase frequency of services to North and South America. Services from Auckland to Buenos Aires (EZE) which commenced in December 2015 and are operated in collaboration with Aerolineas Argentinas, will have up to five weekly services. Air New Zealand presently operates three weekly services. however effective 29 October 2017 these will […]

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Cathay Pacific looks set to add Christchurch

Feb 21, 2017 No Comments

Cathay Pacific is likely to announce service to Christchurch, New Zealand. This would be the carrier’s second station in New Zealand after Auckland. According to sources at Cathay Pacific, the new service from Hong Kong to Christchurch would be season operating from October to March during the Southern Hemisphere summer. Flights will operate four times […]

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Air New Zealand sells Virgin Australia stake to China’s Nanshan Group

Jun 10, 2016 No Comments

Air New Zealand has sold a 19.98% stake  it holds in Virgin Australia to China’s Nanshan Group. This in effect offloads virtually most of Air NZ’s stake in Virgin Australia as reported in The Australian (10 June 2016). Under the deal, which remains subject to regulatory approvals, the shares have been sold at a value of AUD […]

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Singapore Airlines launches A380 services to Auckland

Aug 11, 2014 No Comments

As part of the recently approved Singapore Airlines-Air New Zealand alliance, the Singaporean carrier will inaugurate A380 services for the first time from Singapore Changi to Auckland. Singapore Airlines operates twice daily services to Auckland using 777s. The SQ285 and SQ286 service will change from 777-300ER to A380 from 27 October 2014. Air New Zealand […]

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Air NZ and Singapore Airlines set to form new alliance

Jan 16, 2014 No Comments

Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines will “re-kindle” their partnership and start a new alliance. The two carriers are set to collaborate once again on the New Zealand – Singapore route. Air New Zealand is set to resume its own services AKL-SIN with 777-200ERs and SQ will increase capacity by introducing A380s replacing the current […]

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Air New Zealand 787-9 to fly Auckland – Perth

Nov 07, 2013 No Comments

Air New Zealand has today confirmed that its first 787-9 Dreamliner will be deployed between Auckland and Perth starting later 2014. This was announced by Air New Zealand’s CEO Mr Christopher Luxon. The aircraft will be configured in a three class lay out with 18 new generation lie-flat Business Premier seats, 21 in Premium Economy […]

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Jetstar announces Adelaide – Bali flights from 18 December 2013

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments

Jetstar is set to announce its second international destination from Adelaide, with the launch of flights to Denpasar, Bali from 18 December 2013. Flights are set to operate thrice weekly with single class Airbus A320 aircraft. Virgin Australia already operates five weekly services to Bali from Adelaide offering two class 737 services. As previously announced, Jetstar […]

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Jetstar adds Adelaide-Auckland flights

Sep 03, 2013 No Comments

Jetstar Australia announced its first international flights out of Adelaide with new services to Auckland, New Zealand. The ADL-AKL services will operate with single class Airbus A320 services thrice weekly every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Flights will be in code-share with QANTAS and are scheduled to commence from 16 December 2013, subject to regulatory approval. […]

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