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  • In advance of the 1 April touchdown of AirAsia’s inaugural flight at Christchurch, the Malaysia-based carrier announced today it has received final approvals from the Ministry of Transport and CAA to operate into New Zealand. “Securing a regulatory license is a long but important process,” says CEO Azran Osman-Rani. “We express our continued appreciation to the New Zealand Government for the support being provided to facilitate our entry into New Zealand.”‎
    Article - 2011-03-29 19:00
  • Christchurch Airport has won the Oceania Routes Airport Marketing Award for the second time, ahead of Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney Airports. The winners of this year’s awards were announced at a lavish Gala Dinner in Incheon, South Korea, where over 400 aviation professionals are attending the 9th Routes Asia conference.
    Article - 2011-03-30 11:30
  • Just three days since its launch, Air New Zealand’s new “Fit to Fly” safety video featuring US fitness legend Richard Simmons has now been viewed more than a million times on YouTube.
    Article - 2011-03-31 08:30
  • Specialist recruitment & HR services provider, Randstad, announced last night that Air New Zealand has won the inaugural 2011 Randstad Award, voted the country’s most attractive employer by over 4,000 jobseekers. Recently-appointed Randstad CEO (New Zealand & Australia), Fred van der Tang, said, “It’s fantastic to see such an innovative and distinctly ‘Kiwi’ company take out the first ever Randstad Award in New Zealand. Air New Zealand is embedded in the New Zealand culture and psyche and the Award reaffirms the country’s support for their national airline.”
    Article - 2011-04-01 12:30
  • Auckland Airport is continuing to improve on its outstanding global reputation. It was recently voted the eighth best airport in the world (up from ninth last year) and the best airport in the Australia Pacific region (for the third year in a row) in the 2011 independent Skytrax World Airport awards. Auckland Airport is the only airport from the Australia Pacific region to make the elite Skytrax top-10 global list, and has headed off strong competition from across the Tasman to win the Best Airport Australia Pacific trophy.
    Article - 2011-04-05 12:02
  • The High Court in Auckland has today imposed penalties against two of the international airlines charged in a major cartel proceeding brought by the Commerce Commission. Cargolux International Airlines S.A. has been ordered to pay $6 million in penalties and $25,000 costs, while British Airways plc will pay $1.6 million and $100,000 in costs.
    Article - 2011-04-05 19:00
  • One of the world’s largest airlines touches down in New Zealand this weekend. China Southern Airlines, China’s largest airline, will officially launch its direct Auckland-Guangzhou service on Saturday when its first flight arrives in Auckland at 3.20pm. The new service will initially operate with Airbus A330 aircraft three days a week, arriving and departing Auckland on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
    Article - 2011-04-08 09:00
  • Air New Zealand, has received government approval for its code share agreement with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. The new code share services will be available for sale from April 14 2011, for travel from April 18. Under the agreement, Etihad Airways will code share on Air New Zealand trans-Tasman and domestic services. Air New Zealand will code share on Etihad’s services between Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Abu Dhabi and between Abu Dhabi and London Heathrow.
    Article - 2011-04-08 13:00
  • Low fares leader Jetstar expands its trans Tasman operations from Auckland today, with a new three-times weekly return service to Cairns. The new service marks the strong continued growth of Jetstar’s international network from its Auckland hub, which includes a combined total of up to three services daily to Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast, as well as a long-haul, low cost service to Singapore from Auckland that commenced this year.
    Article - 2011-04-12 09:00
  • Air New Zealand’s new appointment Air New Zealand has appointed Christopher Luxon to the role of Group General Manager International Airline effective May 30 this year.  
    Article - 2011-04-12 11:42