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Air New Zealand Best Australasian Airline

Air New Zealand Best Australasian Airline

Air New Zealand was named Australasia’s leading airline for the ninth year in a row, writes Hannah Moore in an article for The Daily Mail. It’s the airline’s 16th World…

Air NZ Takes Top Spot on Australian Reputation Index

Air NZ Takes Top Spot on Australian Reputation Index

Rugby’s Bledisloe Cup. Cricket’s Chappell-Hadlee Trophy. Now New Zealand has taken the title of Australia’s most reputable company, James Thomson reports for Australian Financial Review. Air New Zealand has grabbed number one spot on…

Pop-Up Restaurant That Only Serves Airplane Food

Pop-Up Restaurant That Only Serves Airplane Food

“A pop-up restaurant called This is How We Fly opened for a day on April 24 in London’s Unit London Gallery in an effort to showcase Air New Zealand‘s new…

Aurora Australis Tourists See Lights of Their Life

Aurora Australis Tourists See Lights of Their Life

The first commercial flight to view the Aurora Australis landed in Dunedin, with 130 star-struck passengers sharing the experience on social media. TVNZ reporter Mark Hathaway, who was onboard the Air New Zealand flight,…

Air New Zealand Best Premium Economy

Air New Zealand Best Premium Economy

Air New Zealand has topped the Premium Economy category in AirlineRatings.com airline ratings, as reported in the Daily Mail. The airline also came second in the business class ranking. “The rankings are based…

Air NZ Gives Winter Wonderland A Summer Makeover

Air NZ Gives Winter Wonderland A Summer Makeover

Ronan Keating and New Zealand child actor Julian Dennison, known from Hunt for the Wilderpeople, “have joined forces with Air New Zealand to give a classic Christmas carol a fresh, sunny twist”, writes Hannah…

Air New Zealand Named “Most Excellent” Airline for 2017

Air New Zealand Named “Most Excellent” Airline for 2017

“Air New Zealand has been named 2017 Airline of the Year by AirlineRatings.com in its Airline Excellence Awards,” writes Maureen O’Hare in an article for CNN. It’s the fourth time the airline…

New Zealand Wins in World Travel Awards

New Zealand Wins in World Travel Awards

New Zealand has won several awards in this year’s World Travel Awards – Australasia. Air New Zealand has been named the best airline in the region, Queenstown has been recognized as the top destination…

Air NZ Invites James Corden to Host Cockpit Karaoke

Air NZ Invites James Corden to Host Cockpit Karaoke

Air New Zealand has invited Carpool Karaoke host James Corden for a round of cockpit karaoke with “a genuinely funny pitch,” as reported in Travel+Leisure. “Hey James Corden, we’ve got a pitch for…

Air NZ Invites James Corden to Cockpit Karaoke

Air NZ Invites James Corden to Cockpit Karaoke

Air New Zealand has invited Carpool Karaoke host James Corden for a round of cockpit karaoke with a pitch the airline posted on their social media. Air New Zealand…

Ride With Pete’s Dragon in 360 Flyover Experience

Ride With Pete’s Dragon in 360 Flyover Experience

Walt Disney has given fans an opportunity to ride with Pete’s pet dragon Elliott (Pete’s Dragon) in a VR/360 experience that was created with the help of Air New Zealand, Nokia; Tourism New Zealand…

Designer Rebecca Taylor Offers up Some Holiday Tips

Designer Rebecca Taylor Offers up Some Holiday Tips

New Zealand-born designer Rebecca Taylor is constantly looking to her world travels for inspiration. She lets W magazine in on the best outfits for the plane and what makes for the perfect travel shoe….

Rhys Darby and Anna Faris in Air New Zealand’s Latest Safety Video

Rhys Darby and Anna Faris in Air New Zealand’s Latest Safety Video

Kiwi comedian Rhys Darby has teamed up with Hollywood actress Anna Faris to play a multitude of ridiculous characters in Air New Zealand’s latest safety video, Safety in Hollywood as reported in

Air NZ: Inspiring Voices – Dame Anne Salmond

Air NZ: Inspiring Voices – Dame Anne Salmond

“What is world class?” Watch Air New Zealand’s new ‘Inspiring Voices’ clip to find out how celebrated anthropologist, environmentalist and writer Dame Anne Salmond defines world class.

Counting Down #CrazyAboutRugby #ProjectBlackout

Counting Down #CrazyAboutRugby #ProjectBlackout

Take a look at how New Zealand’s national airline Air New Zealand is preparing for the All Blacks vs Lions in 2017. #CrazyAboutRugby#ProjectBlackout  

Queenstown Night Flights

Queenstown Night Flights

Air New Zealand have just kicked off the winter season with the first evening service into Queenstown. The approach into Queenstown airport has been ranked one of the most picturesque…

Logan Dodds: KiwiDaze 2016 #MyKiwiOE

Logan Dodds: KiwiDaze 2016 #MyKiwiOE

Watch this new Air New Zealand clip featuring Kiwi plumber Logan Dodds and Trent Nattrass exploring their own backyard in New Zealand.

Stunning Pictures Capture Best Aerial Views of NZ

Stunning Pictures Capture Best Aerial Views of NZ

“Airplane passengers have taken to social media to share some of the country’s most spectacular images from up in the air,” writes Alisha Buaya in an article for The Daily Mail. Close to 16,000…

First Look: Air New Zealand Brisbane Lounge

First Look: Air New Zealand Brisbane Lounge

The Australian Business Traveller stopped by for a sneak peek of what’s in store at the new Air New Zealand Brisbane Lounge, which is to open on March 16. In the article the new lounge is…

Norwood and Joyce Reunited

Norwood and Joyce Reunited

Air New Zealand presents a heart-warming love story of Norwood and Joyce who have been separated for 71 years.

The Adventures of the Air New Zealand Cabin Crew

The Adventures of the Air New Zealand Cabin Crew

Follow the stories of Air New Zealand Flight Attendants as they experience new people, places, and the adventure of finding themselves along the way.

Air New Zealand Introduces World First Biometric Bag Drop

Air New Zealand Introduces World First Biometric Bag Drop

“Air New Zealand is speeding up the check-in process for customers departing from Auckland International Airport with new self-service bag drops featuring world-first biometric technology,” as reported in The Financial. “We can now…

Santa’s Workshop – Air New Zealand Christmas Surprise

Santa’s Workshop – Air New Zealand Christmas Surprise

Air New Zealand and Santa Claus work together to create some Christmas miracles this season. One aircraft hangar, a lot of little elves, many rolls of wrapping paper and…

Air New Zealand to Launch Direct Flights to Vietnam

Air New Zealand to Launch Direct Flights to Vietnam

“Air New Zealand has announced to launch direct flights to Ho Chi Minh City starting from next summer with three flights a week that aim to promote Vietnam tourism”, according to an article in…

Air New Zealand & Department of Conservation Team Up

Air New Zealand & Department of Conservation Team Up

Have a look at Air New Zealand team up with the Department of Conservation and head to the great outdoors to help make sure New Zealand continues to be…

Air New Zealand Named Australasia’s Top Airline

Air New Zealand Named Australasia’s Top Airline

Air New Zealand has been named Australasia’s Leading Airline for the seventh consecutive year at the 2015 World Travel Awards, according to an article in The Financial. “To win Australasia’s Leading Airline for…

A Little Studio Time With Gin Wigmore

A Little Studio Time With Gin Wigmore

Air New Zealand behind the scenes with Gin Wigmore at the studio recording of ‘Tomorrow’. Her moving cover of the classic song adds to their #Wheretonext film series.

The It List Dunedin

The It List Dunedin

Air New Zealand takes you on a journey through Dunedin’s most unique places. Experience some culture with the Toitu Otago Settler Museum or the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, or…

Air New Zealand Unveils New Auckland International Lounge

Air New Zealand Unveils New Auckland International Lounge

Air New Zealand has unveiled a new international lounge in Auckland, which can seat more than 375 customers comfortably and is significantly larger than the old lounge. The new modern Auckland lounge was designed by…

Air New Zealand’s ‘Sustainability Framework’

Air New Zealand’s ‘Sustainability Framework’

Air New Zealand has launched a new ‘sustainability framework’ in Auckland on Wednesday September 16. “You find the best companies in the world doing well commercially are also doing well in a sustainability sense, they…

Air New Zealand #Wheretonext – Film One

Air New Zealand #Wheretonext – Film One

Discover Air New Zealand’s first #Wheretonext clip and watch “as Kiwis make the most of each new day”.  

53M Views for All Blacks Men In Black Airline Safety Video

53M Views for All Blacks Men In Black Airline Safety Video

Air New Zealand’s new safety video, shown on all domestic and international flights, is featuring the New Zealand All Blacks, who have teamed up with former rugby rivals in the Man In Black-themed safety…

Meanwhile in New Zealand – ‘Conversion’ ‘15’ Teaser

Meanwhile in New Zealand – ‘Conversion’ ‘15’ Teaser

Watch another one of Air New Zealand’s ‘mad about rugby’ teasers on New Zealand’s ski slopes.

Hero of the Skies Gordon Vette

Hero of the Skies Gordon Vette

Alwyn Gordon Vette, a New Zealand pilot whose independent analysis of the 1972 Air New Zealand airplane crash in Antarctica helped to identify an important hazard in Arctic flying, has died in Auckland. He…

Men In Black Safety Defenders – Air New Zealand Safety Video

Men In Black Safety Defenders – Air New Zealand Safety Video

Watch this new Air New Zealand safety clip #CrazyAboutRugby featuring “some very special Men In Black” to brief the passengers.

Air New Zealand’s Safety Safari

Air New Zealand’s Safety Safari

Take a look at the newest Air New Zealand safety video based on some of the world’s most stunning surf breaks. Air New Zealand partnered with some of the…

Air New Zealand’s ‘It’s in the Bag’

Air New Zealand’s ‘It’s in the Bag’

Air New Zealand presents “It’s in the Bag” where some of Air NZ’s passengers get a very special surprise on their 75th birthday. See what unfolded when Air New…

Air NZ Completes Sydney Lounge Refurbishment

Air NZ Completes Sydney Lounge Refurbishment

Air New Zealand has completed the refurbishment of its Sydney Airport lounge with Auckland, Brisbane and Queenstown to follow as part of a $40 million lounge refurbishment program. “The key thing for us though is…

Air NZ All Blacks Lolly Taste Test Prank

Air NZ All Blacks Lolly Taste Test Prank

Watch as Keven Mealamu, Aaron Smith and Ben Smith taste test some lolly flavours for Air New Zealand that have quite unusual flavours.

Air NZ Celebrates 75 Years

Air NZ Celebrates 75 Years

Take a trip into Air New Zealand’s past, present and future at Te Papa. Air New Zealand’s dynamic, interactive exhibition will take you through the decades – from flying…

Air New Zealand Celebrates 75 Years of Flying

Air New Zealand Celebrates 75 Years of Flying

Air New Zealand, turns back the clock to the 1940s and is taking passengers back to where it all began to celebrate their 75 years of flying. “Air New Zealand’s first flight (on…

Air New Zealand One of World’s Safest Airlines

Air New Zealand One of World’s Safest Airlines

Of 449 airlines monitored by the aviation website AirlineRatings.com, Air New Zealand makes the Top 10 safest for 2015 based on aviation governing body audits and airline incident records, among other factors. AirlineRatings.com’s rating…

Meanwhile in New Zealand… A Very Kiwi Christmas

Meanwhile in New Zealand… A Very Kiwi Christmas

Air New Zealand presents “Meanwhile, in New Zealand… A Very Kiwi Christmas” for the children of Portobello, on the Otago Peninsula, a little Christmas Surprise.

Hobbits Fit Their Safety Masks for Air NZ Safety Video

Hobbits Fit Their Safety Masks for Air NZ Safety Video

Ahead of the final instalment of The Hobbit trilogy, and continuing its long tradition of entertaining in-flight videos, Air New Zealand has launched its latest “epic” pre-flight safety demonstration. The airline has done a new…

The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made

The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made

As the official airline of Middle-earth, Air New Zealand has gone all out to celebrate the third and final film in The Hobbit Trilogy – The Hobbit: The Battle…

Air NZ has “Coolest Airline Paint Job in the World”

Air NZ has “Coolest Airline Paint Job in the World”

Air New Zealand has been judged by Business Insider as having the “coolest airline paint job in the world”, ranked first out of 15 international airlines with striking exterior designs. “As airlines and…

Air NZ Boeing 747-400 Takes Final Flight

Air NZ Boeing 747-400 Takes Final Flight

Air New Zealand’s last Boeing 747-400 affectionately referred to by pilots as “Daddy’s yacht” has completed its final flight in teal livery, as the airline ushers in a new generation of long-haul aircraft. The 16-year-old…

Meanwhile in…New Zealand – “Conversion”

Meanwhile in…New Zealand – “Conversion”

Watch 1 of 3 Air New Zealand web series “Meanwhile in…New Zealand”. In this episode, is about New Zealand’s love for rugby and skiing so Air NZ built some…

Air NZ liberating customers, becomes top profit performer

Air NZ liberating customers, becomes top profit performer

Within the airline industry, Air New Zealand has plenty of admirers, and is now the most profitable in Australasia with expectations of a full-year pre-tax profit of at least $300 million in August, which…

Boeing Delivers First 787-9 Dreamliner to Air New Zealand

Boeing Delivers First 787-9 Dreamliner to Air New Zealand

New Zealand will be home to the first Boeing 787-9 plane after Air New Zealand officially acquired the first of the 10 new models yesterday. “Boeing is proud to have contractually delivered the first 787-9…

Antarctica: No Ordinary Place, No Ordinary Assignment

Antarctica: No Ordinary Place, No Ordinary Assignment

Two applicant’s get a chance of a lifetime to document and discover Antarctica with the help of Air New Zealand. Follow the story of Jason Edwards – National Geographic…

Fyfe a Great Fit for Icebreaker

Fyfe a Great Fit for Icebreaker

Rob Fyfe, the man who engineered the turnaround of Air New Zealand after the airline’s Government bailout, is the ideal candidate to take over the reins at Kiwi global outdoor clothing retailer, Icebreaker, says…

Blind Gate Episode 5: The End. Or Just the Beginning?

Blind Gate Episode 5: The End. Or Just the Beginning?

Air New Zealand presents Blind Gate, the world’s first Valentine day dating show filmed live. In the final episode the couples head home after their romantic LA Long Weekend….

Blind Gate Episode 4: Will Cupid Strike in the City of Angels?

Blind Gate Episode 4: Will Cupid Strike in the City of Angels?

Air New Zealand presents Blind Gate, the world’s first Valentine day dating show filmed live. In this episode Daisy and Sean get up close and personal with Richard Simmons…

Blind Gate Episode 3: Feeling the Love in la-la land

Blind Gate Episode 3: Feeling the Love in la-la land

Air New Zealand presents Blind Gate, the world’s first Valentine day dating show filmed live. In this episode Aletheia and Dermot go for a surfing lesson then hit the…

Blind Gate Episode 2: Will it be Love at First Flight?

Blind Gate Episode 2: Will it be Love at First Flight?

Air New Zealand presents Blind Gate, the world’s first Valentine day dating show filmed live. In this episode the two winning couples set off on their Los Angeles Long…