Wellington International Airport lounge updates

A number of big changes are currently underway at Wellington International Airport, with major refurbishment work on both Air New Zealand domestic Koru lounges, and a brand new lounge for Virgin Australia in the international terminal. Virgin Australia yesterday...

Virgin Australia struggles post breakup

The latest monthly data from Australia's Department of Infrastructure and Transport shows the pain is still continuing for Virgin Australia after their messy split with Air New Zealand on trans Tasman routes in October. Data for December 2018 shows an average load...

Air New Zealand launches non stop services to Seoul, new Business Premier seats, free in-flight WiFi as part of strategic review

Air New Zealand has this morning announced a series of initiatives to improve its financial performance and customer experience after announcing a review of its operations earlier this year. The airline announced that it will begin 3x weekly non stop services between...

New Zealand announces Electronic Travel Authority and International Visitor Levy

More details have been announced regarding New Zealand's introduction of an Electronic Travel Authority (eTA) and International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). Both were announced by the New Zealand Government in late 2018, and officially unveiled on the...

Air Canada launches Vancouver to Auckland flights

Air Canada has confirmed speculation that it will commence seasonal flights between Vancouver and Auckland for the Northern Hemisphere winter with an official announcement this morning. The Star Alliance carrier will fly 4x weekly between December 12th 2019 and the...

Air NZ cuts entry level domestic airfares

Air New Zealand has cut the price of its cheapest entry level airfares on over 40 of its domestic routes, in some cases by up to 50% The price reductions apply to flights in P booking class which will see price cuts and increased availability of this booking class...

Spark launches new international roaming offerings

Spark has refreshed its mobile roaming packs to offer better value to its customers. Customers heading to any one of the 39 supported countries - Australia, UK, USA, China, American Samoa, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Fiji, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia,...

Wellington Airport Flyer bus dumps Snapper, hikes prices.

Wellington's Airport Flyer bus service has stopped accepting Snapper, the Wellington region's public transport bus ticketing card, as of Monday 3rd December. Passengers using the bus service which connects Wellington Airport with both the Wellington and Hutt CBD now...

Air New Zealand delivers free inflight WiFi for Christmas

  Air New Zealand is giving away free inflight WiFi to all passengers on all WiFi equipped international flights between the 1st December 2018 and 28th February 2019. WiFi is currently available across most of the airline's Boeing 777 fleet, as well as their...

How to tell if your Air New Zealand flight will have inflight WiFi

Air New Zealand officially launched their inflight WiFi offering inĀ  May 2018. Since then they've progressively been fitting WiFi to their long-haul Boeing 777 fleet during scheduled aircraft maintenance in Singapore. WiFi is currently offered on most of their Boeing...