FACTOID # 23: Wisconsin has more metal fabricators per capita than any other state.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand
IATA
NZ
ICAO
ANZ
Callsign
NEW ZEALAND
Founded 1940 (as Tasman Empire Airways Limited)
Hubs Auckland Airport
Focus cities Wellington International Airport
Christchurch International Airport
Frequent flyer program Airpoints
Member lounge Koru Club
Alliance Star Alliance
Subsidiaries Air Nelson
Eagle Airways
Mount Cook Airline
Fleet size 38[1] (+18 orders)
Destinations 48
Parent company New Zealand Government (76.5%)[2]
Headquarters Auckland, New Zealand
Key people Rob Fyfe(CEO), Rob McDonald (CFO)
Website: http://www.airnewzealand.com
Boeing 747-400
Boeing 747-400
Boeing 747-400
Boeing 747-400
Boeing 767-300 landing
Boeing 767-300 landing

Air New Zealand Limited (ASX:AIZ, NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. Its focus is on Australasia and the South Pacific, with services to Europe, North America and Asia, and it is a Star Alliance member. Its main hub is Auckland Airport.[3] IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Auckland International Airport is the largest and busiest international New Zealand. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Wellington International Airport (IATA: WLG, ICAO: NZWN) is an international airport located on the Rongotai isthmus, 7 km southeast of central Wellington, New Zealands capital city. ... Christchurch International Airport (IATA: CHC, ICAO: NZCH) is the main airport that serves Christchurch, New Zealand. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... The Koru Club is the name for Air New Zealands network of airline lounges in New Zealand and around the world. ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... All Nippon Airways Aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 South African Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery, seen in 2006 US Airways Express (Republic Airlines) Embraer 170 at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Star Alliance livery Star Alliance is the largest airline alliance, with the following points of... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... Air Nelson is a regional airline based in Nelson, New Zealand. ... Eagle Airways is a regional airline based in Hamilton, New Zealand with 10 crew bases from Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands to Blenheim in the Marlborough region. ... Mount Cook Airline is a regional airline based in Christchurch, New Zealand. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... CFO is usually short for Chief Financial Officer, but may also mean: Carrier frequency offset Ceramic fiber optics Chief Fire Officer Chief of Flight Operations Conselho Federal de Odontologia (cfo. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 537 pixelsFull resolution (2711 × 1819 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 537 pixelsFull resolution (2711 × 1819 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is the primary stock exchange in Australia. ... New Zealand Exchange Limited (NZX) is the successor to many decades of a New Zealand stock exchange run as a non-profit body. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ... National airlines redirects here. ... Australasia Australasia is a term variably used to describe a region of Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. ... For other uses, see Oceania (disambiguation). ... All Nippon Airways Aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 South African Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery, seen in 2006 US Airways Express (Republic Airlines) Embraer 170 at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Star Alliance livery Star Alliance is the largest airline alliance, with the following points of... Auckland International Airport is the largest and busiest international New Zealand. ...

Contents

History

Air New Zealand began as TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways Limited) in 1940, operating Short Empire flying boats on trans-Tasman routes. With the introduction of the DC8-52 in 1965, TEAL became Air New Zealand. In 1978, the domestic National Airways Corporation (NAC) and its subsidiary Safe Air were merged into Air New Zealand to form a single national airline. The history of Air New Zealand, the national carrier of New Zealand, began when the amalgamated East Coast Airways and Cook Strait Airways began operations in January 1936 as Union Airways of N.Z. Ltd, the countrys first major airline. ... Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL) was the forerunner of Air New Zealand. ... The Short Empire or S.23 was a passenger and mail carrying flying boat, of the 1930s and 1940s, which flew between Britain and British colonies in Africa, Asia and Australia. ... Trans-Tasman is an adjective used primarily in Australia and New Zealand, which signifies an interrelationship between both countries. ... National Airways Corporation was the national domestic airline of New Zealand. ... Straits Air Freight Express (SAFE) is a cargo airline, established in 1950, named for the fact that it encompassed Cook Strait and connected the North Island and South Island (of New Zealand) railway systems during the 1950s to the 1970s. ...


Brand and livery

Brand

On March 27, 2006, Air New Zealand embarked on a changeover to a new brand identity, involving a new Zambesi-designed uniform, new logo, new colour scheme and new look check-in counters and lounges. is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Brand (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Logo (disambiguation). ...


The new uniforms feature a colour palette mirroring the greenstone, teal, schist and slate hues of New Zealand, sea and sky (a Māori motif created by Derek Lardelli) fabric woven from merino wool, and curves inspired by the koru. New Zealand greenstone is formed by the metamorphism of basalt. ... This article is about the Māori people of New Zealand. ...


A greenstone colour replaces the blue Pacific Wave colour, inspired by the colour of the pounamu, the prized gemstone found in New Zealand. The Air New Zealand Koru will be woven through all Air New Zealand's signage and products.


Livery history

The Air New Zealand Māori symbol is a koru. It is a stylised representation of a fern frond unfolding, and signifies new life, growth and renewal. The koru was used on the prows of the early Polynesian canoes that sailed the Pacific with its many islands. This article is about the Māori people of New Zealand. ... The koru is the Maori name given to the newborn, unfurling fern frond and symbolises new life, growth, strength and peace. ... This article is about the group of pteridophyte plants. ...


The koru was first applied to the tail of Air New Zealand aircraft with the arrival of the DC-10 in 1973, and has remained ever since. The current aircraft livery was adopted in 1997. The koru also appears on the Air New Zealand house flag (see illustration) and flies at international airports such as Los Angeles Airport. LAX and KLAX redirect here. ...


A redesigned logo was unveiled on March 21, 2006. The new logo has been introduced in all advertising, signage and stationery and on planes. is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Special liveries

A special livery featuring an image of the All Blacks front row of Carl Hoeft, Anton Oliver and Kees Meeuws was used on the aircraft that took them to the 1999 Rugby World Cup. The All Blacks are the national rugby union representative team of New Zealand. ... For the rugby league competition, see Rugby League World Cup. ...


In 2002 and 2003 Air New Zealand marked its position as "the official airline to Middle Earth" by decorating three planes with The Lord of the Rings imagery, applied as giant decals (while the film is as thin as clingfilm, the decals weighed over 60 kg). The decals featured actors from the The Lord of the Rings film trilogy against backdrops of New Zealand locations used for in the films. (Sources: PR Newswire and About Movies) This article is about the Peter Jackson film trilogy. ... This article is about the Peter Jackson film trilogy. ...


Controversial topics

Outsourcing of maintenance controversy

On October 19, 2005, Air New Zealand proposed outsourcing most of its heavy maintenance on its long-haul aircraft and engines, which would result in about 600 job losses, mostly in Auckland. Air New Zealand said that there are larger maintenance providers who can provide maintenance work cheaply due to their large scale. The proposal was estimated to save $100 million over five years and came after many attempts to attract contracts to service other airlines longhaul aircraft. is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Eventually, a union proposal to save some of the remaining jobs was accepted. The proposal included shift and pay changes (most of them pay-cuts) which would allow about 300 engineers in Auckland to keep their jobs. 200 were made redundant or resigned.[4]


Ironically, the airline found itself short of engineers not long after, and has been on a worldwide recruitment campaign ever since.


Sex discrimination controversy

Main article: Airline sex discrimination policy

In November 2005, it was revealed that Air New Zealand has a policy of not seating adult male passengers next to unaccompanied children. The policy came to light following an incident in 2004 when Mark Wolsay, who was seated next to a young boy on a Qantas flight in New Zealand, was asked to change seats with a female passenger. A steward informed him that "it was the airline's policy that only women were allowed to sit next to unaccompanied children". Air New Zealand later admitted to having the same policy as Qantas, attracting widespread criticism.[5]


Air New Zealand and Qantas code-share agreement

On April 12, 2006, Air New Zealand and Qantas announced that they had signed a code-share agreement for their trans-Tasman routes and would file for authorisation from the New Zealand Ministry of Transport [1] and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission [2]. The airlines maintained that they were making losses on Tasman routes due to too many empty seats, and that a codeshare would return the routes to profitability. Critics, particularly Wellington International Airport and Melbourne Airport, argued that the codeshare would lead to reduced passenger choice and higher airfares, and that the airlines were exploiting an effective duopoly on the Tasman routes. On November 15, 2006 Air New Zealand announced it was withdrawing its application after a draft decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to not approve the code-sharing agreement. is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Qantas Airways Limited (IPA: ) is the national airline of Australia. ... Code sharing is a business term used in the airline industry for a procedure whereby one airline operates a service using its own flight number, e. ... Wellington International Airport (IATA: WLG, ICAO: NZWN) is an international airport located on the Rongotai isthmus, 7 km southeast of central Wellington, New Zealands capital city. ... This article is about the Australian airport. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Services

New long-haul product

Air New Zealand Business Premier flatbed seat.
Air New Zealand Business Premier flatbed seat.

On 28 June 2004, Air New Zealand released some of the details regarding their new long-haul product, which will help the airline turn around the profitability of its international services. Every seat on their Boeing 747 (and ordered Boeing 777) fleet of aircraft will be replaced with a more comfortable seat equipped with a personal LCD screen linked to an audio and video on demand system which allows passengers to play, pause, stop, rewind and forward media on demand, just as they can with DVDs and CDs at home. First class will be removed, the business class cabin will be upgraded to feature seats that convert into flat beds 6' 7.5" in length, and a new premium economy section is being installed. is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range, wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


A new generation seat design which provides more space is being installed into Pacific Class (Economy), the main cabin. The seats have a flexible edge seat base to provide more leg support when reclined and the entertainment equipment is mounted far up below the seat to maximise space available to the passenger. In a first for Air New Zealand, every seat in the main cabin will have an 8.4" personal LCD screen linked to the system.


Pacific Premium Class (Premium Economy), is a new concept to Air New Zealand, which will be the only airline offering the product into New Zealand. Premium Economy seats are in a dedicated cabin, which shares lavatories with the Business Class cabin. The class has the same mood lighting, wine selection and inseat power for electronic devices such as laptops as the Business Class cabin. The seats are wider than Pacific Class, with more legroom. A re-launch of this product had been announced by Air New Zealand. Because of the high demand and good reviews from customers of this product from its inaugural launch a year ago, Air New Zealand have decided to incorporate more Business Premier services into the cabin. These improvements include amenity kits from Living Nature, improved dining experiences.

Air New Zealand Boeing 777-200ER cabin with mood lighting.
Air New Zealand Boeing 777-200ER cabin with mood lighting.

The new Business Premier Class (Business class), cabin will introduce a seat that converts to a flat bed, the only truly lie-flat bed in Business Class flying to or from New Zealand. The seats are configured in a herring-bone layout, meaning that every seat has direct aisle access. The seat is a variation on the Virgin Atlantic Airways Upper Class seat, which was paid for the licence to these seats. Air Canada has ordered similar seating for an upgrade of its Business Class. Another airline that is also using this concept of Business Class is Cathay Pacific. It is due to roll out early next year and will prove competition with Air New Zealand especially on the newly formed Auckland–London via. Hong Kong route. However, Cathay Pacific has not stated which route the new Business Class is to fly on. Business class seat in a British Airways Boeing 747-400 Business class (also known as executive class or upper class) is a high quality second-tier travel class available on some commercial airlines and rail lines. ... Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. ... Air Canada (TSX: AC.A, TSX: AC.B) is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (traditional Chinese: ; SEHK: 0293, OTCBB: CPCAY) is the largest airline and flag carrier of Hong Kong. ...


On 11 December 2007, Air New Zealand announced that they were going to start hiring in-flight concierge staff for long-haul international flights. The concierges will aim to ensure that all passengers receive personal attention with such services as offering travel advice to passengers (like potential activities at the destination) and helping with onward bookings. The service is planned to start in April 2008 with routes between Auckland and Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hong Kong tipped to be the first to have concierges introduced. The airline does not expect fares to rise as a result of the extra crew member, and believes that the move is an aviation first.[6] is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Concierge desk at the Mount Washington Hotel. ...


Long-haul services

Current situation

Boeing 747-400 lands
Boeing 747-400 lands
Boeing 777-200ER
Boeing 777-200ER

Boeing 747-400 aircraft fly on the daily non-stop AucklandLos Angeles service (NZ5/6), daily Auckland-London Heathrow via Hong Kong (NZ38/39) flights and daily Auckland-London Heathrow via Los Angeles (NZ2/1) flights. They are also used on one of the daily Auckland-Brisbane service. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution‎ (3,008 × 2,000 pixels, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution‎ (3,008 × 2,000 pixels, file size: 3. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 519 pixelsFull resolution (2084 × 1351 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 519 pixelsFull resolution (2084 × 1351 pixel, file size: 2. ... The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine airliners built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA:LHR, ICAO:EGLL), often referred to simply as Heathrow, is the United Kingdoms busiest and best-connected airport. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ...


Boeing 777-200ER aircraft are used on the Auckland-Osaka (NZ97/98), Melbourne-Auckland-San Francisco (NZ7/8), Auckland-Tokyo (NZ90/99), Auckland-Shanghai (NZ89/88) routes. They are also used for one of the daily Auckland-Melbourne services, and for regular Auckland-Vancouver flights. The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine airliners built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ... For other uses, see Osaka (disambiguation). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ...


Boeing 767-300 aircraft are used predominantly to fly the majority of Air New Zealand's other routes including (but not limited to) Auckland–Perth, Auckland-Honolulu, Auckland-Nadi-Los Angeles, Auckland-Rarotonga-Los Angeles, Auckland-Nukuʻalofa-Apia-Los Angeles and Auckland-Papeete. The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Hawai‘i. ... Sri Siva Subramaniya temple, a centre of worship for Fijis Hindu community and one of Nadis most visible landmarks. ... Rarotonga Island from space, September 1994 View of a Rarotongan beach. ... Busy Talamahu market in Nukualofa Tonga Royal Palace Nukualofa, population 22,400 (1996), is the capital of Tonga. ... Apia, Samoa is the capital of Samoa. ... Papeete Waterfront Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia, and is located on the island of Tahiti, which is part of the Society Islands, in French Polynesia. ...


A mixture of aircraft are used on the trans-Tasman routes of Auckland-Brisbane, Auckland-Melbourne, Auckland-Sydney, Auckland-Cairns and Auckland-Adelaide. This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Cairns is a regional city located in far north Queensland, Australia. ... For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ...


Future plans

  • Air New Zealand will undergo a cabin overhaul on its Boeing 767 and Airbus A320 aircraft. principally so that all seats have a personal entertainment system.
  • Delivery of four 777-300ER aircraft will take place in around 2010. Air New Zealand also has options on three more of these aircraft. These will replace the aircraft on routes currently operated by 747 aircraft.[7].
  • Delivery of eight Boeing 787-9 aircraft will take place between 2011 and 2013. Air New Zealand also has a further eight options for these aircraft. The CEO has suggested possible new destinations in Africa, India, the Americas, and Asia, possible with the long range of the 787-9. [3]
  • On 28 September 2007 Air New Zealand shareholders approved plans to exercise options on a further eight Boeing 787-9 aircraft and a further three Boeing 777-300ER, worth up to NZ$4.5 billion.[4]
  • On 18 July 2008, Air New Zealand will commence service to Beijing Capital International Airport, in time for the 2008 Olympics.
  • From September 2008, Air New Zealand's services to London via Los Angeles from Auckland will operate on the 777-200ER after several decades of continuous service on the 747-400.
  • In early 2008 when Boeing delayed the 787 for a third time, Air New Zealand received their first set of delays for their own 787-9 aircraft, delaying the delivery of them from 2011 to 2012. Air New Zealand is seeking compensation for these delays.

The Boeing 767 is a mid-size, wide-body twinjet airliner produced by the Commercial Airplanes division of The Boeing Company. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine airliners built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized wide body, twin engined passenger airliner currently under development by Boeing and scheduled to enter service in 2008. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized wide body, twin engined passenger airliner currently under development by Boeing and scheduled to enter service in 2008. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range, wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Beijing Capital International Airport, (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (IATA: PEK, ICAO: ZBAA) is the main international airport that serves the capital city of Beijing, Peoples Republic of China. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ... Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 747-400 Tinker Belle taxiing to the take off point at London Heathrow Airport The Boeing 747-400 is at present the only model of the Boeing 747 in production and will remain the largest commercial airliner in service until the introduction of the Airbus A380. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ...

Koru Club lounges

Main article: Koru Club

The Koru Club is the name for Air New Zealand's network of airline lounges in New Zealand and around the world. The Koru Club is the name for Air New Zealands network of airline lounges in New Zealand and around the world. ...


Subsidiaries

Air New Zealand has five wholly-owned subsidiary airlines: Image File history File links Zeal1. ... Image File history File links Zeal1. ...


Three are fully-integrated regional airlines – Air Nelson, Eagle Airways and Mount Cook Airline – which serve secondary destinations in New Zealand. Regional Airlines redirects here. ... Air Nelson is a regional airline based in Nelson, New Zealand. ... Eagle Airways is a regional airline based in Hamilton, New Zealand with 10 crew bases from Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands to Blenheim in the Marlborough region. ... Mount Cook Airline is a regional airline based in Christchurch, New Zealand. ...

  • Air Nelson is based in Nelson, They recently acquired Bombardier Q300s and flew saab 340s before taking them out of service late 2007. Flight numbers are in the NZ8000 series.
  • Eagle Airways is based in Hamilton, operating Beechcraft 1900D aircraft. Flight numbers are in the NZ2000 series.
  • Mount Cook Airline is based in Christchurch, operating ATR 72-500 turbo-prop aircraft. Flight numbers are in the NZ5000 series.
  • Freedom Air was a low-cost international carrier flying between New Zealand and eastern Australia and Fiji. The airline was closed down as of March 30, 2008, transferring its operations to Air New Zealand (Zeal320).
  • Zeal320 was introduced to help combat increasing labour costs. Air New Zealand operates its trans-Tasman fleet of A320 aircraft under the Zeal320 brand. On 31 July 2006, flights were re-numbered to the NZ700-999 series for Trans-Tasman services, and NZ1000 series for Domestic services.

The City of Nelson is situated very close to the centre of New Zealand. ... A twin-turbo DHC-8 of Flybe on the ground at Bristol Airport, Bristol, England The de Havilland Canada DHC-8, popularly the Dash 8, is a series of twin-turboprop airliners designed by de Havilland Canada in the early 1980s. ... Hamilton (Kirikiriroa in Māori) is the centre of New Zealands fourth largest urban area, and is the countrys seventh largest city. ... The Beechcraft 1900 Beechliner is a 19-passenger, pressurized twin-engine turboprop airplane manufactured by the Beechcraft Division of the Raytheon Company (now Hawker Beechcraft}. It was designed as and is primarily used as a regional airliner. ... This article is about the city in New Zealand. ... For other uses, see ATR (disambiguation). ... Freedom Air is Air New Zealand Groups low-cost airline, based in Auckland, New Zealand. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Airpoints

Airpoints is Air New Zealand's Frequent Flyer programme. Members earn Airpoints Dollars, which they can redeem at face value on any fare on every Air New Zealand ticketed and operated flight. Members are assigned a tier status, with increasing privileges ranging from Jade to Gold Elite.


Destinations

Further information: Air New Zealand destinations

This is a list of destinations served by Air New Zealand. ...

Fleet

The Air New Zealand fleet consists of the following aircraft as at 7 May 2008:[1] is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

Air New Zealand Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(Business Premier/Premium Pacific*/Pacific)
Routes Notes
Airbus A320-200 12 152 (8/0/144) Domestic, Select Tasman (except Perth) & Pacific Operated by: Zeal320. Undergoing cabin refit from July 2008. 10 Aircraft are leased
ATR72-500 11 68 (0/0/68) Domestic Operated by: Mount Cook Airline. 8 Aircraft are leased
Beechcraft 1900D 18 19 (0/0/19) Domestic Operated by: Eagle Airways
Boeing 737-300 17 136 (0/0/136) Domestic & Pacific 10 Aircraft are leased
Boeing 747-400 8 379 (46/39/294) International long haul, Tasman (Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney) 4 Aircraft to Leave 2011
Boeing 767-300ER 5 234 (24/0/210) Select Tasman, Pacific and Pacific Routes Undergoing cabin refit from July 2008
Boeing 777-200ER 8 313 (26/18/269) International long haul, Select Tasman & North American Routes 4 Aircraft are leased
Boeing 777-300ER (4 orders) 351 (39/46/269) International long haul Deliveries: 2010–2012
Boeing 787-9 (8 orders) International long haul Deliveries: 2012–2015
Bombardier Q300 21 (2 orders) 50 (0/0/50) Domestic Operated by: Air Nelson

*Premium Pacific Class is offered on routes operated by Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 777-200ER aircraft only. The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... Zeal320 is the Operating Company of Air New Zealands Airbus A320 fleet, whos Aircraft and Cabin Crew operate both Air New Zealand International Shorthaul and Freedom Air services. ... The ATR 72 is a twin-turboprop short-haul regional airliner built in France by the ATR company (Avions de Transport Régional). ... Mount Cook Airline is a regional airline based in Christchurch, New Zealand. ... The Beechcraft 1900 Beechliner is a 19-passenger, pressurized twin-engine turboprop airplane manufactured by the Beechcraft Division of the Raytheon Company (now Hawker Beechcraft}. It was designed as and is primarily used as a regional airliner. ... Eagle Airways is a regional airline based in Hamilton, New Zealand with 10 crew bases from Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands to Blenheim in the Marlborough region. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... Air Canada Boeing 767-200 British Airways Boeing 767-300 The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine airliners built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ... The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine airliners built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized wide body, twin engined passenger airliner currently under development by Boeing and scheduled to enter service in 2008. ... A DeHavilland DHC-8-102 belonging to Air Inuit at Cornwall Ontario, May 2005 The de Havilland Canada DHC-8, popularly the Dash 8, is a series of twin-turboprop airliners designed by de Havilland Canada in the early 1980s. ... Air Nelson is a regional airline based in Nelson, New Zealand. ...

Retired

Air New Zealand or its predecessors (NAC and TEAL) have operated:[8] National Airways Corporation was the national domestic airline of New Zealand. ... Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL) was the forerunner of Air New Zealand. ...

The D.H.87 Fox Moth was a succsessful biplane passenger aircraft from the 1930s powered by a Gipsy Major IV inline inverted engine, manufactured by the deHavilland aircraft co. ... National Airways Corporation was the national domestic airline of New Zealand. ... The de Havilland DH 89 Dragon Rapide was a successful British short-haul passenger airliner of the 1930s. ... National Airways Corporation was the national domestic airline of New Zealand. ... // During 1933 talks between the governments of Great Britain, India, Malaya, the Straits Settlements and Australia resulted in an agreement to establish an Empire Air Mail Service. ... National Airways Corporation was the national domestic airline of New Zealand. ... The de Havilland DH.114 Heron was a small, propeller-driven British airliner that first flew on May 10 1950. ... National Airways Corporation was the national domestic airline of New Zealand. ... The Short Empire or S.23 was a passenger and mail carrying flying boat, of the 1930s and 1940s, which flew between Britain and British colonies in Africa, Asia and Australia. ... Boeing 314 A flying boat is an aircraft that is designed to take off and land on water, in particular a type of seaplane which uses its fuselage as a floating hull (instead of pontoons mounted below the fuselage). ... Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL) was the forerunner of Air New Zealand. ... The Short S.25 Sunderland was a British flying boat patrol bomber developed for the Royal Air Force by Short Brothers, first flown on 16 October 1937 by Shorts Chief Test Pilot, John Lankester Parker. ... National Airways Corporation was the national domestic airline of New Zealand. ... The Short Sandringham was an airliner derivative of the Short Sunderland military flying boat. ... Boeing 314 A flying boat is an aircraft that is designed to take off and land on water, in particular a type of seaplane which uses its fuselage as a floating hull (instead of pontoons mounted below the fuselage). ... Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL) was the forerunner of Air New Zealand. ... The Short Solent was a passenger flying boat produced by Short Brothers in the late 1940s. ... Boeing 314 A flying boat is an aircraft that is designed to take off and land on water, in particular a type of seaplane which uses its fuselage as a floating hull (instead of pontoons mounted below the fuselage). ... Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL) was the forerunner of Air New Zealand. ... The Douglas Aircraft Company was founded by Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. ... The Douglas DC-6 is a piston-powered airliner and transport aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1946 to 1959. ... Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL) was the forerunner of Air New Zealand. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... National Airways Corporation was the national domestic airline of New Zealand. ... The Lockheed SR-71 was remarkably advanced for its time and remains unsurpassed in many areas of performance. ... The Lockheed L-188 Electra is an American turboprop airliner built by Lockheed. ... Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL) was the forerunner of Air New Zealand. ... The Lockheed SR-71 was remarkably advanced for its time and remains unsurpassed in many areas of performance. ... The Lockheed 18 Lodestar was a passenger transport aircraft of the Second World War era. ... National Airways Corporation was the national domestic airline of New Zealand. ... The Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra was a civil cargo and passenger aircraft built by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation during the late 1930s. ... National Airways Corporation was the national domestic airline of New Zealand. ... The Douglas Aircraft Company was founded by Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. ... The Douglas DC-3 is an American fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft whose speed and range revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. ... National Airways Corporation was the national domestic airline of New Zealand. ... Vickers was a famous name in British engineering that existed through many companies from 1828 until 2004. ... The Viscount was a medium-range turboprop airliner introduced in 1953 by Vickers-Armstrongs, making it the first such aircraft to enter service in the world. ... National Airways Corporation was the national domestic airline of New Zealand. ... Fokker was a Dutch aircraft manufacturer named after its founder, Anthony Fokker. ... The Fokker F27 Friendship is a turboprop airliner designed and built by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. ... National Airways Corporation was the national domestic airline of New Zealand. ... Fokker was a Dutch aircraft manufacturer named after its founder, Anthony Fokker. ... The Fokker F27 Friendship is a turboprop airliner designed and built by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. ... The Douglas Aircraft Company was founded by Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured from 1958 to 1972. ... DC-10, retired from American Airlines fleet at gate McDonnell Douglas was a major American aerospace manufacturer, producing a number of famous commercial and military aircraft. ... DC10 redirects here. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... BAe evolution since 1955 until 1999 merger to form BAE Systems British Aerospace (BAe) was a British aircraft manufacturer, now part of BAE SYSTEMS. The company was formed on April 29, 1977 by the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act. ... The BAe 146 (also known as the Avro RJ) is a medium-sized commercial aircraft manufactured by BAE SYSTEMS. It carries its four jet engines on a high wing above the fuselage; not below, or at mid-fuselage, as on most conventional civilian aircraft. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... For the manufacturer of Saab cars, see Saab Automobile. ... The Saab 340 is a Swedish two-engine turboprop aircraft designed and initially produced by a partnership between Saab and Fairchild Aircraft in a 65:35 ratio. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... 1944 Fairchild Argus III Fairchild was an aircraft and aerospace manufacturing company based at various times in Farmingdale, New York, Hagerstown, Maryland and San Antonio, Texas. ... The Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner or the Fairchild Aerospace Metro is a 19-seat, pressurised, twin turboprop airliner first produced by Swearingen and later by Fairchild. ... Embraer, the Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. is a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer. ... EMB 110 Bandeirante The Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante (Portuguese: Scout) is a general purpose 15-21 passenger twin-turboprop light transport aircraft suitable for military and civil duties. ... The Italian-French based aircraft manufacturer Aerei da Trasporto Regionale or Avions de Transport Régional (ATR) was formed in 1981, from the consortium formed by Aérospatiale of France (now EADS) and Aeritalia (now Alenia Aeronautica), of Italy. ...

Sponsorship

Air New Zealand is title sponsor of the Air New Zealand Cup domestic rugby club competition. The Air New Zealand Cup (also referred to by its previous name of the National Provincial Championship, its abbreviation of NPC, or for sponsorship reasons as the Air New Zealand NPC) is New Zealands professional domestic rugby union competition. ...


Codeshare agreements

November 29, 2007, Air New Zealand has codeshare agreements with the following airlines, aside from Star Alliance partners:[9]: is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... All Nippon Airways Aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 South African Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery, seen in 2006 US Airways Express (Republic Airlines) Embraer 170 at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Star Alliance livery Star Alliance is the largest airline alliance, with the following points of...

Aircalin (Air Caledonie International) is the international airline of New Caledonia and is based at Nouméa. ... // Air Pacific, Fijis international airline, is based in Nadi, Fiji Islands, operating international and domesic services around the Pacific and to North America and Japan. ... The Saab 340A airliner operated Air Rarotonga. ... Air Tahiti Nui is French Polynesias flag carrier airline with its headquarters in Papeete, Tahiti. ... Air Vanuatu is an airline based at Bauerfield International Airport in Port Vila, Vanuatu. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Mexicana de Aviación (commonly known by the shorter name Mexicana) is Mexicos second largest airline company, after Aeroméxico, and the worlds third oldest airline still using its original name, after Hollands KLM and Colombias Avianca. ... Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. ...

Incidents and accidents

Main articles: Air New Zealand Flight 901 and Eagle Airways Flight 2279

On 4 July 1966 an Air New Zealand Douglas DC-8 on a training flight crashed on the runway shortly after taking off, killing two of the five crew (no passengers were onboard).[10][11] Air New Zealand Flight 901 (TE901) was a scheduled Antarctic sightseeing flight from Auckland International Airport in New Zealand. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ...


On 17 February 1979 an Air New Zealand Fokker Friendship crashed into Manukau Harbour while on final approach. One of the crew and one company staff member were killed.[12] is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


On 28 November 1979 Air New Zealand flight 901, a scheduled sightseeing flight over Antarctica, crashed into Mount Erebus. The McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 disintegrated on impact killing all 237 passengers aboard as well as the 20 crewmembers. This remains New Zealand's deadliest disaster. is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Mount Erebus in Antarctica is the southernmost active volcano on Earth. ... DC10 redirects here. ...


On 29 March 1995, NZ2337 from Hamilton to New Plymouth operated by a Kiwi West Aviation Beech Queen Air B80 Excalibur for Air New Zealand crashed 13 minutes after take-off killing all six on board. The plane stalled and spun after both engines failed due to fuel starvation.[13] is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... This article is about extreme malnutrition. ...


On 8 February 2008, a woman attempted to hijack Air New Zealand Flight 2279 from Blenheim to Christchurch. Both pilots and a passenger suffered stab injuries. The aircraft landed safely and the woman was arrested.[14][15] is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Blenheim is a town in Marlborough, in the north east of the South Island of New Zealand. ... This article is about the city in New Zealand. ...


Alternative propulsion

Biofuel

In the race to develop a viable aviation biofuel, Air New Zealand and Boeing are banking on the jatropha plant to deliver the needed cost-effective, green alternative. [16]


See also

“Ansett” redirects here. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Obtained by way of extracting data from the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand Active Aircraft Register and filtering data to only include aircraft operated by Air New Zealand Ltd
  2. ^ Shares on Issue. Retrieved on 2007-11-01.
  3. ^ "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-03-27, p. 64. 
  4. ^ "Air NZ engineers accept deal", New Zealand Herald, 24 February 2006. 
  5. ^ Ban on men sitting next to children
  6. ^ Bradley, Grant (2007-12-11). Air NZ hires world's first in-flight concierges. The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved on 2007-12-12.
  7. ^ ANZ orders up to seven 777-300ERs to replace 747-400s
  8. ^ Air New Zealand Company History (PDF)
  9. ^ Co-operation Partners: Travel Info: Air New Zealand – NZ Site
  10. ^ Cranston, Mark (April 2006). Air New Zealand DC-8 Digest. Simviation Historic Jetliners Group. Retrieved on 2007-09-17.
  11. ^ ASN Aircraft accident description Douglas DC-8-52 ZK-NZB - Auckland International Airport (AKL). Aviation Safety Network (2005-02-27). Retrieved on 2007-09-18.
  12. ^ ASN Aircraft accident Fokker F-27 Friendship 500 NK-NFC Manukau Harbour. Aviation Safety Network (2005-02-27).
  13. ^ Major Carriers. Retrieved on 2007-11-11.
  14. ^ "Witness: Airport drama 'like a Bruce Willis movie'", The New Zealand Herald. 
  15. ^ "Police identify woman who attacked pilots on flight", The New Zealand Herald. 
  16. ^ Air NZ sees biofuel salvation in jatropha.

Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Flight International (or Flight) is a leading global aerospace weekly. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Zealand Herald is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Auckland, New Zealand. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the officer of arms, see New Zealand Herald Extraordinary. ... For the officer of arms, see New Zealand Herald Extraordinary. ...

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Air New Zealand
  • Air New Zealand
  • AirNZ.mobi Air New Zealand mobile site
  • Air New Zealand Fleet Age
  • Air New Zealand Data & Statistics
  • Air New Zealand company history

  Results from FactBites:
 
Air New Zealand - Star Alliance (337 words)
Air New Zealand has continued that tradition, pioneering routes that link its Pacific region to the rest of the world.
Air New Zealand's commitment to delivering excellent customer service and, one which embodies the confidence, unique style and friendliness of New Zealand, continues to be recognised through many prestigious awards.
Acquisition of the new Boeing 777-200ER aircraft and the re-fit of its current Boeing 747-400s to incorporate a state-of-the-art on-demand in-flight entertainment system, with premium New Zealand food and wines being served onboard.
Air New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (5659 words)
In late 2003 the Australian and New Zealand regulatory bodies both rejected the alliance as being anti-competitive, despite a worldwide trend for airlines to consolidate (such as the 2003 acquisition of KLM by Air France).
The Māori symbol on the tail of Air New Zealand is known as the koru.
In 2002 and 2003 Air New Zealand marked its position as "the official airline to Middle Earth" by decorating three planes with The Lord of the Rings imagery, applied as giant decals (while the film is as thin as clingfilm the decals weighed over 60kg).
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m