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Air New Zealand Cancels Peak Season Flights Due to Continued Engine Issues

As a result of the continued issues facing Rolls-Royce's Trent 1000 engines, Air New Zealand has announced dozens of flights will be canceled in December and January. Rolls-Royce is requiring the airline, which has 10 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft fitted with the Trent 1000 engines, to implement additional maintenance due to an issue with the engine’s high-pressure turbine blades during the peak travel season. Among the canceled flights are the seasonal Christchurch-Perth service, the second daily Auckland-Perth services and flights on…

Air New Zealand Adds Newark, Ends London to Los Angeles…

Air New Zealand has announced that it will be commencing service from Auckland to Newark, N.J. pending regulatory approval. The flight will be operated three times a week, year-round and will be flown on the carrier’s Boeing 787-9 aircraft. In creating the new route, the carrier will also be ending…

Air New Zealand Confirms Purchase of Eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners

Air New Zealand has finalized an order for eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners to expand its current Dreamliner fleet consisting solely of the Dash 9 variant. The order is valued at $2.7 billion and comes despite the airline's net profit dropping during the latest financial year. The deal gives the airline…

Air New Zealand Pursues Second Airport in Auckland

Air New Zealand has suggested that Whenuapai Airport could be the site for a secondary airport for Auckland, the country's largest city. Now a base for the Royal New Zealand Air Force, the airport was previously a commercial airport until 1965, at which point the transition to a military base…

Opinion: Now Is Not the Time for Free Wi-Fi

Earlier this week, Air New Zealand announced it would begin offering free Wi-Fi on all flights that feature properly equipped aircraft, effective immediately. The airline's newly delivered Airbus A320neo family aircraft are already equipped and the airline is working on adding the proper hardware to its Boeing 777 fleet before…

Air New Zealand to Cut Growth, Defers Aircraft Orders

After launching a review of operations in January, Air New Zealand has announced that it will be reducing its growth targets and deferring delivery of future aircraft. The decision comes after the carrier reduced its pre-tax earnings guidance from between NZ$425 million ($288 million USD) and NZ$525 million ($356 million…

Air New Zealand’s Longest Flight Departs for Chicago

Air New Zealand's newest route from Chicago to Auckland took off at 5 p.m. yesterday as what is now the carrier's longest route, overtaking Air New Zealand's previous longest route from Auckland to Houston. The flight, NZ26, is estimated to take slightly over 16 hours, whereas the flight time for…

Air New Zealand Goes from Airline to Game Designer to…

At the L.E.A.P. conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Air New Zealand unveiled its first foray into the world of game design with its “multiplayer spatial computing gaming experience.” Although the name is a mouthful, the premise behind the gaming system is to use advanced virtual reality technology to promote…

From Screen to Scheme: A Look at Movie, TV Show,…

While it is common for movies and TV shows to have sponsorships with various corporations, usually the extent of these partnerships can range from appearing in the media to commercials. However, some marketing deals between studios and airlines tend to go a tad farther than a billboard aid or a show…

Air New Zealand to Close Regional Maintenance Bases, Signifies Trouble

Air New Zealand has announced that it is closing another regional MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) facility in Hamilton, New Zealand this May. The closure is the latest in a string of MRO closures for the airline, which has seen a total of 19 employees being reassigned to other locations…