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Author: Adam Jobbins

Air New Zealand takes off to Taipei

Air New Zealand has today announced it will start operating non-stop flights between Auckland and Taipei from November 2018. The airline will fly up to five times a week between Auckland and Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport from November, with NZ77 departing Auckland at 10:35am and arriving in Taipei at 4:50pm local time.  NZ78 will depart Taipei at 6:30pm local time, arriving in Auckland at 10:20am+1. With a flight time of just over 11 hours, the service from Auckland to the central Asian destination will be operated by Air New Zealand’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Christopher Luxon...

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Air NZ cancel flights as former Cyclone Gita approaches

Air New Zealand has cancelled a number of services scheduled for this afternoon as former Cyclone Gita approaches and weather conditions are forecast to deteriorate. The airline has cancelled all services into and out of Wellington from 2.45pm today through until midnight. This may have a flow on effect to other services. The airline is also cancelling services into and out of the following ports until the end of the day – Hokitika Nelson (from midday onwards) New Plymouth (from 11.00am onwards) Queenstown Flights are currently operating into and out of Blenheim, Kapiti Coast and Palmerston North, the airline...

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Air New Zealand says kia ora to Alexa

Amazon's digital assistant Alexa has been a huge hit in North America and other parts of the world, and Alexa-powered Amazon Echo devices land in stores in New Zealand and Australia in early February. Air New Zealand is set to become one of the first airlines in the region to launch a service on the device. with a feature to be made available through the Amazon Alexa skill store that will allow its customers to conveniently check their flight status. Air New Zealand Chief Digital Officer Avi Golan says launching on Amazon Alexa is an exciting step and will provide...

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Jetstar returns to Wellington-Queenstown route

From March 2018, Jetstar (JQ) will operate between Wellington and Queenstown three times a week , providing travellers with a choice along side Air New Zealand on the route for the first time since 2013. Jetstar will operate an Airbus A320 from the capital to the southern lakes resort on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, departing Wellington at 8:35am and returning from Queenstown at 10:25am, with flights commencing Tuesday 27 March 2018. Jetstar Head of New Zealand Daniel Banens said Queenstown was a world-class destination and the airline was delighted to be back on the route. “We’ve worked closely...

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e-visa to Vietnam now available to New Zealand passport holders

New Zealand passport holders, as well as those from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and U.A.E. are now eligible to apply for an electronic visa to visit Vietnam. Under the program, travelers can apply online for 30-day, single-entry e-visas by paying a non-refundable application fee of US$25 (Approximately NZ$37 at time of writing). Travelers holding an e-visa can arrive via any of Vietnam’s eight international airports, including Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City, Noi Bai in Hanoi and Da Nang. They can also arrive via land at 13 international border gates, and via sea at seven ports across the country....

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