Monday, August 21, 2017
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Aviation

Increased flights on Bangkok to Auckland route

Auckland Airport has welcomed the announcement by Thai Airways that it will increase flights on its Bangkok to Auckland service.

Queenstown Airport reports record July

July was a record month for Queenstown Airport, reaching over 200,000 total monthly passenger numbers for the first time.

Airport welcomes direct flights on Manila to Auckland route

Auckland Airport has welcomed the announcement by Philippine Airlines that it will introduce a direct flight on its Manila to Auckland route.

Air NZ hosts inflight gig to celebrate Spotify playlists

Kiwi band Sons of Zion will performed live on an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to Christchurch yesterday as the airline celebrated the release of its official Spotify profile and playlists.

Auckland Airport partners with AOE

Auckland Airport has announced a new partnership with AOE, a leading global technology service provider, to create a ‘multi-retailer mall’.

Wanaka Airport appoints operations manager

Experienced airport and aviation professional Daniel Debono will join the Wanaka Airport team early in 2018 as Operations Manager.

Singapore Airlines launches HighFlyer programme for SMEs

Singapore Airlines has launched an all-new Singapore Airlines HighFlyer programme for SMEs to get more mileage out of flights on company business.

Air NZ to fly almost 60,000 extra seats to Hawaii

Air New Zealand will fly almost 60,000 additional seats between Auckland and Honolulu from April to October next year, an increase of 75 percent compared with this year.PRESS

Air NZ increases capacity on Vancouver route

Air New Zealand is growing its Vancouver-Auckland operation by nearly 20 percent from January – July 2018, providing customers with greater choice and flexibility.

Kāpiti narrative key to growing air services

Air New Zealand has congratulated Kāpiti on its growing momentum and says the airline is committed to working with stakeholders to grow tourism in the region.

Domestic capacity boost lifts Air NZ passengers to 1.36m

Air New Zealand carried 1,357,000 passengers during the month of June, an increase of 8.3% compared to the same period last year.

Air NZ gears up for summer with 180K extra seats

Air New Zealand is gearing up for a bumper summer, adding more flights to its domestic schedule to deliver 180,000 extra seats.

QLDC: No action to be taken for night flight breach

The Queenstown Lakes District Council will not take any enforcement in relation to a breach of curfew by the Queenstown Airport Corporation.

Air NZ’s Roger Gray wins PM’s scholarship

Air New Zealand's group general manager airports, Roger Grey, has won one of 14 government business scholarships.

Auckland Airport International Travel Summit – May 2018

The Auckland Airport International Travel Summit will be held on Monday 7th May 2018 at the Glenroy Auditorium at the Dunedin Centre, The Octagon, Dunedin.

Auckland Airport international arrivals up 21%

International arrivals were up by 21% in June 2017 with the British & Irish Lions rugby tour a key contributor to this growth with arrivals from the UK and Ireland up by 265%.

Air NZ nearly doubles capacity to Bali

Air New Zealand has announced it will nearly double capacity on its seasonal Auckland to Denpasar service in 2018 and will also extend the season it flies there by almost two months.

Air NZ takes off for downtown Tokyo

Air New Zealand’s inaugural service to Haneda Tokyo departed on Friday with the Boeing 787-9 aircraft scheduled to touch down in Tokyo at 11.00pm (local time).

Singapore Airlines re-times Wellington flights

Singapore Airlines today announced flights SQ291/292 will be retimed from 28 October 2017 following a review of the ‘Capital Express’ service.

Counties Power sparks change at Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport's Judy Nicholl, general manager aeronautical operations, is to leave the company in October 2017 to become the chief executive of Counties Power.

Domestic passengers surge as Queenstown reports record

Queenstown Airport has reported another record rise in passengers with 1.89m travelling through its Frankton terminal in the year to June, up 15% compared to the previous corresponding period.

Gisborne airport owner reports record revenue

Eastland Group recorded another strong business performance in the year to March 2017. Income increased to a record $76.2 million, with an audited profit of $14.8 million.

Air New Zealand – a year in numbers

As the new financial year gets underway Air New Zealand has been looking back over key customer data from the past 12 months to reveal interesting insights into travellers’ habits and preferences.

Air NZ wins court battle against pilots

Air New Zealand has won a Supreme Court appeal which ruled against the country's largest pilots' union.

Air NZ’s ‘Whirl-Win’ goes on tour

In celebration of its 11th birthday, Grabaseat's birthday sale today is the site’s biggest ever, with 1,000 domestic fares priced from $1 and special offers to Asia, Australia, the Americas and the Pacific.

A fantastical reaction to Air NZ’s latest safety video

The world’s eyes are on New Zealand thanks to Air New Zealand’s new safety video A Fantastical Journey which is already a global success with 12.3 million views since its release yesterday.

Serko and Air NZ partner to power business travel

Serko, a leader in integrated travel and expense management applications, announced today that it has partnered with Air New Zealand to provide Air New Zealand’s rich content and services to both Serko and Air New Zealand business customers.

‘Improving Performance’ the theme of Aviation NZ Conference

‘Improving Performance’ is the theme of the 2017 Aviation NZ Conference to be held at the Distinction in Hamilton on 24 and 25 July.

Air NZ’s ‘Fantastical Journey’

Air New Zealand has teamed up with American actors Katie Holmes and Cuba Gooding Jr. for its latest safety video A Fantastical Journey.

Queenstown Airport: Out-of-hours departure investigated

Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) has completed its investigation into the after-dark flight which departed 13 minutes outside the airport’s consented operating hours on 20 May 2017.

Air NZ touches down at Sunshine Coast Airport

Sunshine Coast Air New Zealand flight touched down on Friday morning at Sunshine Coast Airport, bringing the first of thousands of visitors for the season from across the Tasman.

Air NZ introduces smart passport service

Turning up to the airport with an expired passport will be a thing of the past for Air New Zealand customers, with the airline’s mobile app now able to scan and save passport information and send a timely reminder when it’s time to renew.

Airport visitors can now tap & go

Visitors to Queenstown Airport will now have a more convenient way to pay for car parking following the installation of new technology and Tap & Go facilities earlier this month.

LANZBC event to celebrate South America route

The LANZBC invites you to join us in a celebration of the success of Air New Zealand’s direct route to Buenos Aires.

Airways CEO appointed

Airways NZ is delighted to announce the appointment of Graeme Sumner to the role of CEO.

New GM aeronautical commercial for Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has announced the appointment of Scott Tasker as its new general manager aeronautical commercial.

Lions lift Wellington Airport to busiest days ever

It was the busiest weekend ever for Wellington Airport with 45,000 passengers travelling through its gates.

Take-off confirmed for Flight to the Lights II

Flight to the Lights II is set to take place on a Dreamliner in 2018 following the sold-out inaugural Aurora Australis viewing trip this year.

Air NZ’s OneSmart travel card recognised

Air New Zealand has scooped the Canstar Travel Money Awards with its OneSmart card awarded Travel Money Card of the Year.

Rare WOW footage released

Rare and historic footage from two of the very earliest Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshows has been uncovered and released on DVD for the first time.

Queenstown Airport soars with 17% jump in passengers

Queenstown Airport’s total passengers jumped by 17.1% to 119,231 in May 2017, compared to the same month last year, according to owner Auckland Airport in its latest traffic update.

Last week to apply for Auckland Airport development grants

Applications for Auckland Airport's fifth annual round of Tourism Development Grants close at the end of this week.

Air NZ domestic demand jumps 12%

Air New Zealand carried 1,165,000 passengers during the month of May, an increase of 8.7% compared to the same period last year.

Norfolk Island Airlines is Auckland Airport’s 30th partner

The arrival into Auckland of a chartered Nauru Airlines B737-300 from Norfolk Island would not have turned many heads on Saturday afternoon.

Air NZ gets ‘Green Light’ for Lorde premiere

From today Air New Zealand will be the first airline in the world to feature Kiwi singer Lorde’s newly released second album Melodrama as part of its inflight entertainment offering.

Auckland Airport wins two international awards

Auckland Airport has won two international awards, with the company being named Australasia’s Leading Airport 2017 in the World Travel Awards and placing ninth in the world in the 2017 AirHelp rankings for airport excellence.

South Island companies offered assistance to market in China

South Island tourism businesses have a month to apply for the latest round of Christchurch Airport’s ‘New Horizons’ programme.

Sichuan Airlines’ new Auckland route

Sichuan Airlines’ new Auckland route provides New Zealand’s first direct connection to south west China

Drayton appointed chairwoman of Christchurch Airport

Catherine Drayton has been appointed Christchurch Airport's new chairwoman.

Air NZ secures US Navy contracts worth up to $58.5m

Air New Zealand’s Gas Turbines business has been awarded four significant contracts worth up to USD$42m (NZ$58.5m) by the United States Navy.

New parking options on the way for Queenstown Airport

Southern Lakes residents and visitors alike will soon see some changes to parking at Queenstown Airport.

Air NZ Australasia’s #1 airline again

Air New Zealand was named Australasia’s Leading Airline for the ninth year in a row at the prestigious World Travel Awards.

Auckland Airport launches jobs and skills hub

Auckland Airport formally launched Ara, its South Auckland jobs and skills hub, on Friday.

Metlifecare hires Air NZ Group GM Commercial

Metlifecare Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Thomson to the role of Chief Financial Officer.

Air New Zealand roaring to go next month…

Air New Zealand is responding to the strong customer demand for flights to regional towns and cities such as Whangarei, Rotorua, Dunedin and Christchurch as the New Zealand rugby season moves into top gear.

Go Bus wins airport park and ride contract

Go Bus has secured the contract to deliver passengers to and from Queenstown Airport's new 150-space park and ride facility.

An Operator’s View: Southern Lakes Helicopters’ Lloyd Matheson

Southern Lakes Helicopters' operations manager Lloyd Matheson tells the Ticker about coping with new DOC and CAA charges, being president of Aviation NZ and what he'd like to see changed, and why the company is now flying in Antarctica.

Air New Zealand unveils new Palmerston North lounge

Air New Zealand has opened the doors to its new lounge at Palmerston North Airport.

Auckland arrivals surge 21%

Auckland Airport’s international visitor arrivals surged by 21.3% in April on the back of the World Masters Games and Easter.

Consortium to lead design of the ‘airport of the future’

PRESS RELEASE: Auckland Airport Auckland Airport announces appointment of specialist consortium to lead design of the ‘airport of the future’ The creation of a combined domestic and international terminal at Auckland Airport – a key milestone in...

Invercargill air travel is not servicing local demand

Invercargill air travel is not meeting local demand as there is significant usage of other nearby airports.

Wellington Airport’s year of frustrations

Wellington Airport had a "year of achievements and milestones but also a few frustrations", according to majority owner Infratil's 2017 Annual Report.

Is this the future of inflight service?

Air New Zealand is giving travellers a sneak peek into what the future of inflight service could look like.

Night sky first for NZ heli-travellers

Darkness and poor weather conditions are no longer a barrier to helicopter flights in New Zealand.

Auckland Airport: $100,000 support for tourism ventures

Auckland Airport has opened applications for its fifth annual round of Tourism Development Grants at the airport’s International Travel Summit in Auckland.

Aviation industry slams CAA fees increase

Aviation NZ has slammed new Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) fees that could increase costs on flight operators by tens of thousands of dollars. The fees hike, due to be implemented on July 1 following the...

Air New Zealand: the country’s most attractive employer

Air New Zealand has been named New Zealand’s Most Attractive Employer in the annual Randstad Awards for a record fourth time.

Former PM John Key to join Air New Zealand board

The Air New Zealand Board is appointing former Prime Minister John Key as a Director effective from September 1.

Auckland Airport: German visitors jump 15%, Aussies drop 7%

Auckland Airport’s visitor arrivals from Germany were up 14.9% in March 2017 compared to the same month last year.

Air NZ increases capacity as passengers numbers rise

INVESTOR UPDATE: Air New Zealand Air New Zealand carried 1,613,000 passengers during the month of March, an increase of 5.2% compared to the same period last year. Revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) were 0.8% higher on a...

Air NZ has #1 reputation on both sides of the Tasman

Air New Zealand has taken out the number one spot in AMR’s 2017 Corporate Reputation Index in both Australia and New Zealand.

Gentrack buys airport software firms in Europe for $20m

Gentrack Group, a developer of software for utilities and airports, has acquired controlling stakes in two European companies for $19.8m.

Cheapflights launches ‘EscEscape’

Cheapflights launches ‘EscEscape’ for those get-me-out-of-here moments.

Emirates recruiting pilots in NZ

Emirates will be holding roadshows to recruit experienced and technically proficient commercial pilots in New Zealand to fly its growing network of international routes.

Airport eGate expansion nears completion

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner has announced 15 new eGates are now fully operational at Auckland Airport arrivals, meaning Customs’ nationwide upgrade and expansion of eGates is almost complete.

QAC secures control of Wanaka Airport

Queenstown Airport Corporation has secured the lease of Wanaka Airport allowing it to control the two largest airports in Central Otago.

Air NZ wins award for comms

Air New Zealand’s communications team has been named Communications Team of the Year at the Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards announced in Hong Kong.

Easter travel tips from Queenstown Airport

With so many people on the move, we wanted to give you some travel tips to make your weekend run as smoothly and safely as possible.

Mass dash to get away this Easter

Almost 250,000 Kiwis are searching for getaways to take advantage of the upcoming Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays.

World’s Best Airlines: Where did TripAdvisor place Air NZ?

Air New Zealand has come fifth in TripAdvisor’s inaugural 2017 Travelers' Choice awards for airlines.

An Operator’s View: Christchurch Airport’s Justin Watson

Christchurch International Airport's chief commercial officer - aeronautical, Justin Watson, shares his views on the airport's performance and its $180m development programme.

Council to take control of New Plymouth airport

The Government and New Plymouth District Council have agreed in principle to transfer New Plymouth Airport to local government ownership.

Rare bird returns home this weekend

A ‘rare bird’ will take flight over Queenstown this weekend as part of the Aviation Pioneers’ 70th Anniversary Reunion, which runs 7-9 April.

Last reunion of Queenstown aviation pioneers

Queenstown aviation pioneers and their families will gather at Queenstown 7-9 April 2017 for a last reunion.

Air New Zealand farewells Boeing 767

Air New Zealand operated its final scheduled service using its Boeing 767-300ER aircraft on Friday with flight NZ108 departing Sydney at 6:55pm local time.

INFLITE owner lifts profit 10% in “challenging market conditions”

New Zealand's largest general aviation company, which has extensive scenic tourism and charter flight interests, has reported interim net profit after tax of $12.7m.

New leader for country’s biggest aviation union

E tū has a new leader at the helm of its Aviation division with the appointment of Marja Lubeck as Director of Aviation.

Air NZ’s 75th exhibition hits millionth visitor milestone

Air New Zealand’s 75th anniversary exhibition has welcomed the one millionth visitor through its three-year, nationwide tour.

Pilots to “fund and fight” against airport appeal

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association will "fund and fight" Wellington Airport's appeal to the Supreme Court over the length of its proposed runway safety area.

Singapore launches additional services to Christchurch

Singapore Airlines will again provide supplementary services to and from Christchurch for 2017/18 summer.

Rewards on every room as Air NZ and Expedia team up

Air New Zealand is expanding its digital travel retail experience with a new Expedia partnership

More South American, African tourists to follow new air deals

Columbia has been added to the list of countries New Zealand has signed an air services agreement with making it easier for tourists from the South American country to travel to New Zealand.

Air NZ introduces Dreamliner on Adelaide route

With visitor numbers between New Zealand and South Australia continuing to soar, Air New Zealand will begin flying the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to Adelaide.

Australia, NZ airlines form new industry group

Australia and New Zealand’s major airlines have established a new industry group to advocate and pursue reform on public policy issues.

Queenstown Airport interim revenue jumps 25% to $20m

Queenstown Airport Corporation has reported a solid half-year result, achieving a net profit after tax of $6.2m for the first six months of the 2017 financial year.

Graham Matthews to leave GM role at Auckland Airport

Graham Matthews, general manager airport development, is leaving Auckland Airport to focus on family matters in the UK.

Queenstown Airport buys Wanaka farm, gets into $750k “groove” 

Queenstown Airport Corporation has acquired Windermere Farm, a 43-hectare block of land located adjacent to Wanaka Airport.

Auckland nears 1m international passengers for January

For the second consecutive month, Auckland Airport welcomed a record number of international passengers.

Wellington, Queenstown airports lose court appeals

Wellington and Queenstown airports have both lost separate Court of Appeal decisions over their runway safety areas.

Air NZ betting on tourism growth, big events to arrest profit fall

Air New Zealand reported interim earnings before tax of $249m for the six months to 31 December 2015, down 24% on the same period the previous year.
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