The “Little Airline that Could”
Air NZ’s ongoing $800 million overhaul has not gone unnoticed in the US, with lengthy articles devoted to its new look 747’s in the LA Times and FirstClassFlyer. Upgrades include fold-out flat beds in business class, personal TV screens for all seats, doubling the size of its LAX lounge, and the introduction of a high-end economy class. FirstClassFlyer editor, Matthew J Bennett, calls Air NZ “a little known gem,” and ranks its revamped business class as second only to Virgin Atlantic. “Business travellers will be flocking to Air NZ,” he said.