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Australian visitor numbers drop 20% in April at Akl Airport
25 May 2018  

Australian visitor numbers drop 20% in April at Akl Airport

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. 


Airways: Inaugural drone report shows half of recreation users ignore rules
25 May 2018  

Airways: Inaugural drone report shows half of recreation users ignore rules

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.


Terminal extension wins national project award
24 May 2018  

Terminal extension wins national project award

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.


Fresh look, new car park charges for Richard Pearse Airport
23 May 2018  

Fresh look, new car park charges for Richard Pearse Airport

Travellers through Timaru’s Richard Pearse Airport are being welcomed by a fresh new look following the completion of a $1 million terminal upgrade.


New airport transport hub nears completion
22 May 2018  

New airport transport hub nears completion

PRESS RELEASE: Wellington Airport A major milestone for Wellington Airport’s new multi-level car park and transport hub has been achieved with the last panels on the exterior cladding of the MORE »


Air NZ slashes price of new wi-fi service
21 May 2018  

Air NZ slashes price of new wi-fi service

Just days after opening up its wi-fi service on selected flights, the airline has cut the initial $40 price tag of the connection.


Hundreds of new jobs slated for Auckland Airport
21 May 2018  

Hundreds of new jobs slated for Auckland Airport

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, Massey Uni partner in “game changing” programme
17 May 2018  

Jetstar, Massey Uni partner in “game changing” programme

Jetstar and Massey University have partnered to boost the number of pilots flying on the airlines regional New Zealand service.


Air NZ leases SA aircraft to cover beleaguered Dreamliners
17 May 2018  

Air NZ leases SA aircraft to cover beleaguered Dreamliners

Air New Zealand will use a  Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200ER to help cover its beleaguered Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet.


New $12m terminal to boost Tairāwhiti tourism
16 May 2018  

New $12m terminal to boost Tairāwhiti tourism

A new airport terminal for Gisborne will help boost passenger numbers and improve the visitor experience to the region, say tourism leaders.


Air NZ rolls out $40 wi-fi, plans to increase domestic airfares
15 May 2018  

Air NZ rolls out $40 wi-fi, plans to increase domestic airfares

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 to bring A350-900 to Christchurch route
14 May 2018  

Singapore Airlines to bring A350-900 to Christchurch route

Singapore Airlines today announced it will deploy one of its A350-900 aircraft to New Zealand for the first time.


TNZ, Air NZ grow the value of inbound tourism
10 May 2018  

TNZ, Air NZ grow the value of inbound tourism

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 NZ ups ante in Dunedin
9 May 2018  

Air NZ ups ante in Dunedin

Air New Zealand has underlined its regional strategy of flying bigger aircraft to fewer locations by announcing additional services between Dunedin and Auckland.


Invercargill gets NZ’s first digital air traffic control tower
8 May 2018  

Invercargill gets NZ’s first digital air traffic control tower

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.


Littlewood: NZ in a “tourism supercycle”
7 May 2018  

Littlewood: NZ in a “tourism supercycle”

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 starts Melbourne transit service
4 May 2018  

Singapore Airlines starts Melbourne transit service

Singapore Airlines begins its Wellington to Asia via Melbourne service today with four flights per week on the route. 


International passengers jump 9%
30 Apr 2018  

International passengers jump 9%

International passengers through Auckland Airport increased to 909,413 in March, up 8.9% on the same month last year.


Akl Airport claims prices “fair and reasonable”
27 Apr 2018  

Akl Airport claims prices “fair and reasonable”

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.


USA, Japan routes and 9,000 passengers hit by Dreamliner woes
24 Apr 2018  

USA, Japan routes and 9,000 passengers hit by Dreamliner woes

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.


March passenger numbers leap 15% at Queenstown
23 Apr 2018  

March passenger numbers leap 15% at Queenstown

The number of passengers who passed through Queenstown Airport in March rose to 198,983, up 15% on the same month last year.


Travel plans disrupted for months by Dreamliner engine woes
23 Apr 2018  

Travel plans disrupted for months by Dreamliner engine woes

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. 


Air NZ continues reign as Australia’s most reputable company
19 Apr 2018  

Air NZ continues reign as Australia’s most reputable company

For the second consecutive year, proudly Kiwi airline Air New Zealand has been recognised as Australia’s most reputable company.


Auckland Airport appoints new GM operations
19 Apr 2018  

Auckland Airport appoints new GM operations

Auckland Airport has appointed Anna Cassels-Brown its new general manager of operations.


Pilots call for prohibition of laser devices
19 Apr 2018   /

Pilots call for prohibition of laser devices

“We’ve Had Enough” NZ pilots call for the complete prohibition on possession of laser devices.


Air NZ on global Rolls-Royce engine issue
16 Apr 2018  

Air NZ on global Rolls-Royce engine issue

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.


TAIC: The Helicopter Line to review safety after four crashes
13 Apr 2018  

TAIC: The Helicopter Line to review safety after four crashes

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).


Aviation NZ: greater drone operator responsibility required
12 Apr 2018  

Aviation NZ: greater drone operator responsibility required

Operators must show greater responsibility in using their drones, says the NZ drone industry.


World’s Best Airlines: Where did TripAdvisor place Air NZ? (hint: it’s better than last year)
10 Apr 2018  

World’s Best Airlines: Where did TripAdvisor place Air NZ? (hint: it’s better than last year)

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 NZ announces new trans-Tasman routes
10 Apr 2018  

Air NZ announces new trans-Tasman routes

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.


Fry: Airport extension vital if Wellington wants its fair share of tourism
5 Apr 2018  

Fry: Airport extension vital if Wellington wants its fair share of tourism

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: NZ’s cheapest and most expensive flights revealed
5 Apr 2018  

MoneyHub: NZ’s cheapest and most expensive flights revealed

MoneyHub has researched New Zealand’s cheapest and most expensive flights per kilometre flown.


Flight Centre ordered to pay $13m in penalties
5 Apr 2018  

Flight Centre ordered to pay $13m in penalties

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 NZ, Virgin Australia to end trans-Tasman alliance
5 Apr 2018   /

Air NZ, Virgin Australia to end trans-Tasman alliance

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia will end their trans-Tasman alliance in October this year following seven years of partnership.


Hawaiian Airlines expands flights, announces sports sponsorships
2 Apr 2018   /

Hawaiian Airlines expands flights, announces sports sponsorships

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.


New Air NZ Chicago route to unlock North-Eastern US market
28 Mar 2018  

New Air NZ Chicago route to unlock North-Eastern US market

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.


Airways: Concern at increasing drone use in controlled airspace
28 Mar 2018   /

Airways: Concern at increasing drone use in controlled airspace

Air traffic control organisation Airways New Zealand says it is concerned about an increasing number of drone sightings in controlled airspace.


Near miss: Pilots feared drone sucked into engine of Air NZ jet carrying 278
27 Mar 2018  

Near miss: Pilots feared drone sucked into engine of Air NZ jet carrying 278

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.


Augusta closes capital raise for air traffic control centre
27 Mar 2018   /

Augusta closes capital raise for air traffic control centre

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.


Chinese Auckland arrivals jump 19% for Jan-Feb
26 Mar 2018  

Chinese Auckland arrivals jump 19% for Jan-Feb

Auckland Airport showed a 19% increase in Chinese visitor arrivals over the combined January and February months this year compared to 2016. 


Christchurch Airport named one of world’s best
23 Mar 2018   /

Christchurch Airport named one of world’s best

Christchurch Airport has just been named one of the world’s best at the World Airport Awards in Stockholm.


QLDC and QAC sign Wanaka Airport lease
22 Mar 2018  

QLDC and QAC sign Wanaka Airport lease

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.


Sporting events, Chinese NY boost airport numbers
21 Mar 2018   /

Sporting events, Chinese NY boost airport numbers

Chinese New Year and the Challenge Wanaka and NZ Golf Open sporting events have helped boost passenger numbers at Queenstown Airport in February.


Wellington flight path trial
21 Mar 2018  

Wellington flight path trial

A trial using satellite navigation technology to improve flight paths, reduce noise and improve the environment will commence in Wellington from September.


Airline operators sought to fill Air NZ gap at Kāpiti Coast Airport
19 Mar 2018   /

Airline operators sought to fill Air NZ gap at Kāpiti Coast Airport

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.


$7m from PGF for Northland airport, wharves upgrades
16 Mar 2018   /

$7m from PGF for Northland airport, wharves upgrades

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.


Self-piloted electric air taxi ‘Cora’ revealed in Canterbury
13 Mar 2018  

Self-piloted electric air taxi ‘Cora’ revealed in Canterbury

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 operators look to neighbours after Air NZ withdrawal
12 Mar 2018  

Kāpiti operators look to neighbours after Air NZ withdrawal

Kāpiti Coast tourism operators are seeking solutions from their regional neighbors following Air New Zealand’s announced withdrawal from the region’s airport.


Chinese visitors jump 30% to help lift CIAL profit
7 Mar 2018  

Chinese visitors jump 30% to help lift CIAL profit

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.  


Harness the kids, then sit back, relax and enjoy your flight
6 Mar 2018  

Harness the kids, then sit back, relax and enjoy your flight

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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