Friday, April 28, 2017
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Aviation

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.

Airwork profit up 10% despite “challenging market conditions”

New Zealand's largest general aviation company, with 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.

Auckland Airport welcomes Sichuan Airlines

Auckland Airport welcomes the announcement that Sichuan Airlines will start flying between Auckland and Chengdu in China from June this year.

DOC rejects criticism of new fees, says increases well signalled

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has rejected criticism of its new landing fee increases saying they were well signalled and many concession holders won't be affected until next year. DOC's permissions and statutory land management...

Why this matters: Aviation NZ’s chief on DOC’s new landing fees

Aviation New Zealand's chief executive John Nicholson tells us why he believes DOC's new landing charges are an unfair imposition on an industry already operating under heavy fee burdens, with more to come later this year.

Increased costs, competition eat into Air NZ revenue

Air New Zealand continues to report lower passenger revenue as rising fuel prices and increased competition take their toll.

No consultation. No methodology. A smack in the face: Operators slam new DOC fees

Flight operators have slammed the Department of Conservation (DOC) for introducing new landing fees that could see some pay thousands of dollars more each week to touch down on conservation land. DOC announced the new...

Record passengers lift Christchurch Airport interim profit over $18m

Christchurch Airport reported a record 3.24m passengers passed through its gates in the six months to 31 December 2016 driving interim net profit to $18.3m. Total passenger movements grew by 4.4%, or 135,392, compared to...

Wellington airport falls short of issue target despite record year ahead

Wellington International Airport failed to reach its $75m target after a bond issue raised $70m, most of which went to a single institutional investor. The 8-year bonds mature on June 16, 2025, yielding an annual...

Queenstown Airport sees passenger numbers jump 13%

Following a strong Christmas and New Year travel period, passenger numbers at Queenstown Airport increased 13% over January.

Peters: Jetstar deal shows up National’s disloyalty

National’s approval of a lucrative government contract being handed over to Australian-owned Jetstar is a body blow to Air New Zealand, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.

Jetstar & Qantas welcome NZ govt travel announcement

The Qantas Group has welcomed the New Zealand government’s announcement naming both Jetstar and Qantas as contracted suppliers for government air travel, commencing 1 March 2017.

New flights and fares bring NZ closer for Euro visitors

One-stop flights and highly competitive fares mean visiting New Zealand from Europe is easier than ever before.

Auckland Airport welcomes world’s longest flight

Auckland Airport welcomed Qatar Airways on Monday as the airline launches the world’s longest commercial passenger flight on the Auckland-Doha route.

Wine flight back for second vintage

Premium New Zealand wines, paired with stunning views of the regions where they are produced, were on the inflight menu for leading international media and wine experts on Friday.

Best of Australia showcased in latest Qantas safety video

QANTAS has unveiled its latest safety video showcasing regular Australians in 15 locations around the country.

New Zealand’s first Smart Shuttle unveiled in Christchurch airport

The future arrived at Christchurch Airport this morning, with the introduction of the fully autonomous Smart Shuttle.

Air fares, road transport costs drive inflation up

Sharp increases in air fares and road passenger transport prices were behind a lift in the consumer price index (CPI) inflation rate to 1.3%.

Major milestones for Air New Zealand’s mobile app

Air New Zealand’s mobile app is proving a hit with customers, clocking up its one millionth user download this week.

Million passenger milestone for Queenstown

Air New Zealand is celebrating a new milestone after it carried a million domestic passengers to and from Queenstown in 2016.

Northland the star of Air NZ’s latest safety video

Air New Zealand has cast an all-star lineup of homegrown talent in its latest safety video, which highlights the tourism jewels in the Northland region of New Zealand.

Aus, NZ associations slam tax hike

The leading Australasian tourism associations have called on the Australian government to scrap its plan to increase the Passenger Movement Charge.
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