Easter beginning in March this year, the World Masters Games last year, and a drop in trans-Tasman capacity contributed to a 20% drop in Australian passenger numbers through Auckland Airport in April.
Survey responses were gathered from 1460 drone pilots, including more than 500 drone service providers. Key results reveal businesses are anticipating a wave of growth for the industry over the coming year.
Wellington Airport’s terminal south extension project was awarded tourism and leisure category winner and a gold award at the New Zealand Commercial Project award ceremony held this week.
Travellers through Timaru’s Richard Pearse Airport are being welcomed by a fresh new look following the completion of a $1 million terminal upgrade.
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Just days after opening up its wi-fi service on selected flights, the airline has cut the initial $40 price tag of the connection.
Auckland Airport is developing a new line-up of bars and restaurants at its domestic and international terminals in a move which will lead to hundreds of new jobs over the next 12 months.
Jetstar and Massey University have partnered to boost the number of pilots flying on the airlines regional New Zealand service.
Air New Zealand will use a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200ER to help cover its beleaguered Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet.
A new airport terminal for Gisborne will help boost passenger numbers and improve the visitor experience to the region, say tourism leaders.
The airline has launched its wi-fi service to all passengers on select aircraft for a flat rate of $40 per flight and is planning to increase domestic airfares.
Singapore Airlines today announced it will deploy one of its A350-900 aircraft to New Zealand for the first time.
Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand have re-committed to their marketing partnership worth up to $20 million annually to promote New Zealand offshore.
Air New Zealand has underlined its regional strategy of flying bigger aircraft to fewer locations by announcing additional services between Dunedin and Auckland.
Invercargill Airport will be the first airport in New Zealand to have its air traffic control tower replaced with a digital system operated from a remote location.
Auckland Airport chief executive Adrian Littlewood says New Zealand is in a “tourism supercycle” but the industry must work together to ensure the country benefits.
Singapore Airlines begins its Wellington to Asia via Melbourne service today with four flights per week on the route.
International passengers through Auckland Airport increased to 909,413 in March, up 8.9% on the same month last year.
Auckland Airport has said its prices are “fair and reasonable” following a Commerce Commission report raising concerns that the company’s forecast profits look to high for the next five years.
Around 9,000 passengers this week will be affected by the grounding of two of Air New Zealand’s 787-9 Dreamliners because of engine problems.
The number of passengers who passed through Queenstown Airport in March rose to 198,983, up 15% on the same month last year.
Thousands of passengers will have their travel plans disrupted for months to come after Air New Zealand was forced to ground two of its Dreamliner aircraft and send their engines off to be fixed.
For the second consecutive year, proudly Kiwi airline Air New Zealand has been recognised as Australia’s most reputable company.
Auckland Airport has appointed Anna Cassels-Brown its new general manager of operations.
“We’ve Had Enough” NZ pilots call for the complete prohibition on possession of laser devices.
Air New Zealand is working closely with engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce on a global issue involving some of the Trent 1000 engines that power its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet.
Queenstown’s The Helicopter Line should review its safety systems after four “serious landing accidents” in three years, says the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC).
Operators must show greater responsibility in using their drones, says the NZ drone industry.
Air New Zealand has scooped multiple categories in the second annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2018 including being ranked second best of all airlines globally.
Air New Zealand will launch two new routes across the Tasman from December this year and add an extra 15% seat capacity across all its Tasman services year on year.
Derek Fry, who finished his interim chief executive role at WREDA last week, argues the delayed Wellington Airport runway extension is important if the capital wants to get its fair share of tourism.
MoneyHub has researched New Zealand’s cheapest and most expensive flights per kilometre flown.
The Full Federal Court of Australia has ordered Flight Centre to pay penalties totalling A$12.5m for attempting to induce three international airlines to enter into price fixing arrangements between 2005 and 2009.
Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia will end their trans-Tasman alliance in October this year following seven years of partnership.
Hawaiian Airlines has announced its support for Netball in New Zealand via a major sponsorship of the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic and Northern Stars ANZ Premiership teams.
The introduction of a new non-stop service between Auckland and Chicago makes New Zealand “more accessible than ever” to the growing US visitor market.
Air traffic control organisation Airways New Zealand says it is concerned about an increasing number of drone sightings in controlled airspace.
Air New Zealand has called for harsher penalties after a drone came so close to a 777-200 on its approach to Auckland Airport that pilots feared it had been ingested into one of the plane’s engines.
The money will fund the development of a new building on the existing title, an Air Traffic Control centre which will be leased to Airways for 25 years.
Auckland Airport showed a 19% increase in Chinese visitor arrivals over the combined January and February months this year compared to 2016.
Christchurch Airport has just been named one of the world’s best at the World Airport Awards in Stockholm.
Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has confirmed that it has finalised the terms of a long-term lease with Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) for Wanaka Airport.
Chinese New Year and the Challenge Wanaka and NZ Golf Open sporting events have helped boost passenger numbers at Queenstown Airport in February.
A trial using satellite navigation technology to improve flight paths, reduce noise and improve the environment will commence in Wellington from September.
Kāpiti Coast District Council chief executive Wayne Maxwell says the Council is solutions focussed and taking action, following the announcement by Air New Zealand to suspend flights between the Kāpiti Coast and Auckland.
Bay of Islands Airport at Kerikeri is to receive $1.7m from the $1bn Provincial Growth Fund to help with an upgrade of its terminal.
A self-piloted electric air taxi is being tested in Christchurch and hopes to be the first viable craft of its kind in commercial operation.
Kāpiti Coast tourism operators are seeking solutions from their regional neighbors following Air New Zealand’s announced withdrawal from the region’s airport.
A jump in Chinese passenger numbers in the six months to December 2017 has helped Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL) lift its interim revenue and profit.
Air New Zealand is to make flying with children slightly more bearable for parents and other passengers after developing a new way to tie the kids down.
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