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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 the Auckland to Houston route is slightly over 13 hours. “We’re excited to offer our customers a direct link between New Zealand and Chicago. With our alliance partner United operating…

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…

United Airlines and Air New Zealand Announce New Service to…

Air New Zealand announced new nonstop service between Auckland and Chicago beginning Nov. 30. This new route will deepen the joint venture relationship that United Airlines and Air New Zealand currently have. In addition, United's current seasonal service from San Francisco to Auckland will be extended to year-round service beginning…

Airlines Are Resuming Service to Taiwan After More Than 20…

Beginning in April 2018, Air France will resume service between Paris and Taipei to help boost tourism from Taiwan. Many countries are seeing a considerable number of tourism and trade opportunities coming from Taiwan and for this reason, are resuming services to the island nation, with Air Canada being one…

Branching Out from the Corner of the World: Air New…

New Zealand is one of the more remote — yet still internationally involved and significant — nations on earth. Located just over 1,000 miles from Australia, the small island nation is home to only 4.7 million people. And with a GDP less than that of Greece, according to the International…

Air New Zealand Becomes Latest Airline to Ground Multiple Boeing…

In just the past week, Air New Zealand has faced two separate incidents with its Boeing 787-9 aircraft resulting in aircraft being grounded. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, flight NZ99 departed Auckland for Tokyo Narita and returned to New Zealand just over 30 minutes after departure. The pilot of the flight…

Inaugural Air New Zealand Flight is Launched to Houston

While Air New Zealand is known for its destinations throughout Asia and its home country, it is quickly gaining new presence in the United States with its latest flight to Houston, Texas. Flight NZ 38, operated by a Boeing 777-200ER, departed Auckland, New Zealand last night and arrived into Houston…