Could Jetstar be looking to cut back New Zealand domestic services?

Qantas has revealed the losses continue to stack up for Jetstar's New Zealand operations in their full year results that were announced today. The airline posted net profit of AUD$891 million for the year, down from AUD$953 million last year. The New Zealand regional...

Air New Zealand opens Wellington regional Koru extension

Air New Zealand has opened the extension of its regional Koru lounge at Wellington Airport. The extension using former office space next to the lounge adds another 43 seats to the existing 100 seat lounge. The extension does not feature any additional facilities, it...

Singapore Airlines upgauges Wellington – Melbourne – Singapore to A350-900

Singapore Airlines has announced its planned aircraft upgauge on the SQ247/SQ248 Wellington - Melbourne - Singapore route will occur from the 1st November 2019. This announcement comes a month after the airline announced the route will be moved from four weekly to...

NZeTA will be mandatory for visitors from visa waiver countries from 1 October 2019

The NZeTA, New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority, which will enable the government to screen travellers for border and immigration risks off-shore before they travel to New Zealand, has been launched by Immigration New Zealand (INZ), says Immigration Minister Iain...

Airpoints and Fly Buys fuel discounts arrive at Caltex

Fuel retailer Caltex has announced the introduction of Pumped fuel discounts for Airpoints and Fly Buys customers from the 1st August 2019. Caltex announced last month that their existing relationship with AA Smartfuel had not been renewed by AA Smartfuel. Caltex are...

Singapore Airlines adds an extra weekly return flight on Wellington – Melbourne – Singapore route

Singapore Airlines has announced an additional fifth weekly return flight on its Wellington - Melbourne - Singapore route beginning from the 1st January 2020. The airline currently operates the route four times weekly using a Boeing 777-200 aircraft, with an 80 minute...

Air New Zealand considers dynamic pricing for flights

How airlines set pricing is something that hasn't fundamentally changed in decades. It follows a model known as a "pricing ladder" where the total number of seats are divided up into booking classes, with each booking class representing a rung on the ladder.  The...

Air NZ announces Airpoints changes

Air New Zealand has announced changes to the Airpoints program effective from the 1st August 2019 A new "Status Boost" will apply every 10 journeys within your current tier anniversary period. For every 10 journeys a bonus 30 Status Points will be earned by Airpoints...

Vodafone NZ increases daily roaming prices by 40%

Vodafone New Zealand has announced an increase from $5 to $7 for its popular international daily roaming from 11th July 2019. As a carrot it has also announced 16 new destinations where daily roaming is available, increasing the total to over 100. The daily roaming...

Air NZ commits to buy eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners

Air New Zealand has just announced, a little later than we predicted, a major investment by way of a commitment to acquire eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft. Each 787-10 will be powered by GE Aviation’s GEnx-1B engines. The financial commitment associated with...