Air New Zealand and Qantas Look Beyond Losses to Future…

Air New Zealand and Qantas announced their full-year financial results for 2021-22 on Thursday with both airlines reporting a third straight loss. Both Air New Zealand’s and Qantas’ fiscal years are from July 1 through June 30. The Kiwi flag carrier posted a loss ‘before other significant items and taxation’ of 725 million…

Air New Zealand Poised to Provide ‘Best Sleep in the…

Air New Zealand unveiled its plan on Wednesday for completely redesigned cabins on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, creating a much more comfortable experience for passengers on the carrier's long-haul flights. The announcement comes as a response to the airline’s "overwhelming amount of customer feedback on the importance of sleep and…

Air New Zealand Relaunches International Routes to Meet Travel Demand

Air New Zealand has announced the recommencement of 14 international routes over a 16-day period in July. According to the New Zealand Herald, the airline will relaunch services from Auckland to destinations such as Tahiti, Honolulu and Houston that have not seen service for just over 800 days. "Come July,…

Air New Zealand Adjusts Operations Amid Gradual Border Reopening

New Zealand has gradually reopened its border to international travelers. After lifting the travel restrictions for Australian citizens three weeks ago, the nation welcomed citizens coming from almost 60 visa-waiver countries, including the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Japan. Fully vaccinated travelers need to take a Covid test before boarding…

Auckland Airport Revises Its Expansion Scheme

As a result of the prolonged pandemic, Auckland Airport had scaled back its expansion scheme and left some confirmed projects on hold, including the airport’s second runway. The airport had confirmed a two billion New Zealand dollars ($1.4 billion) of core aeronautical infrastructure projects before the pandemic. With no end…

Garuda Indonesia Drops Appeal, Will Pay $15 Million Fine

The Australian Federal court has approved a payment plan for Garuda Indonesia after ordering the airline to pay a 19 million Australian dollar ($14.7 million) penalty in relation to a prior price-fixing case after the Indonesian flag carrier dropped its appeal against the initial penalty levied a couple of years…

Tasmania Lands First International Flights Since 1990s

Tasmania is slated to get its first regularly-scheduled international flights in 23 years next month, as Air New Zealand will launch flights between Auckland and Hobart in April, Simple Flying reports. The move comes amid speculation over quarantine-free travel between the two countries, rumors of which have begun to spread…

Qantas, Air New Zealand Report Historic Losses

The two largest Oceanic carriers, Qantas Airways and Air New Zealand, have reported their dreary earnings for the full year of 2020. Large declines in passenger volume, mainly attributed to ongoing travel restrictions driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, have caused both airlines to incur losses. Record Losses For Qantas Qantas…

Air New Zealand Trials IATA’s Travel Pass

Following Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways, Air New Zealand is going to trial the Travel Pass app developed by International Air Transport Association (IATA) on its Auckland-Sydney route in April. Air New Zealand Chief Digital Officer Jennifer Sepull says the goal is to enable customers to seamlessly…