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An Air New Zealand Boeing 787 Dreamliner landing in Houston. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

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 occurred. Christopher Luxon, Air New Zealand’s chief executive, said, “Once customers get to Auckland Airport, their experience there is well below the standard they expect for the main entry point…

Air Chathams Resumes Auckland to Katpiti Coast Flights

Air Chathams, a regional airline in New Zealand, has resumed a route suspended by national carrier Air New Zealand earlier this year. The route between Auckland and the Kapiti Coast was served by the national airline, until March of this year, putting fears the Kapiti Coast Airport would close. Air…

Samoan Government Blocks Virgin Australia Flights to New Zealand

Over 6,000 passengers had their travel plans thrown into chaos this week when the Government of Samoa blocked Virgin Australia from commencing their five-times weekly service between Apia and Auckland, New Zealand. The route, due to start on Nov. 13, was scheduled to operate five times a week between the…