UPDATE: Air New Zealand about to be hit with further Dreamliner issues

UPDATE 21/04/2018 Global Rolls-Royce engine issue – Air New Zealand update three   Air New Zealand has now completed the engine checks required this week as part of a global inspection of some Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. European aviation regulator EASA issued a...

Singapore Airlines tops the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards

Singapore Airlines has come out tops in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards. The airline has been named the best airline in the world by the site. Air New Zealand followed in second place, along with being named the best airline in the South Pacific region....

Air New Zealand announces new trans-Tasman routes

Air New Zealand will launch two new routes across the Tasman from December this year and add an extra 15% seat capacity across all its Tasman services year on year. The airline has today announced the schedule it will operate across the Tasman after calling time on...

Air New Zealand unveils new winter domestic main trunk changes

Air New Zealand has this week rolled out significant changes to its domestic schedules on main trunk Auckland-Christchurch and Wellington-Christchurch routes over the coming winter months. Widebody Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Boeing 777-200ER aircraft are being...

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia end their Trans Tasman Alliance

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia have announced their Trans Tasman Alliance will end in October 2018. Both airlines joined together in 2010 and formed an alliance for all Trans Tasman services between New Zealand and Australia that saw both airlines split their...

ANZ scraps foreign ATM fees for NZ customers

One of the biggest hassles for many people while travelling is money. I'm a firm believer in using credit cards for as many thing as possible while outside New Zealand, but many countries are still very cash driven, meaning that carrying cash is still essential. For...

Chicago becomes Air New Zealand’s latest destination

Air New Zealand has today announced Chicago as its latest international destination. Chicago becomes their fifth North American destination, joining Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston. The 7112nm route from Auckland (AKL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) will be...

Air New Zealand pulls out of Paraparaumu airport

Air New Zealand are expected to announce this morning that they are discontinuing all services from Paraparaumu airport. The last flight from Auckland to Wellington is scheduled for Monday 2nd April 2018, and the 7am departure of that aircraft on Tuesday 3rd April...

Air NZ announces fare increases on main trunk routes

Air New Zealand has this afternoon announced fare increases for customers travelling with checked luggage on all domestic A320 jet services, along with main trunk ATR72 and Q300 turboprop services on the Wellington to Christchurch, Christchurch to Dunedin, Wellington...

Air New Zealand Gotta Go fares explained

Air New Zealand first trialled standby fares in 2011, launching a standby product that allowed tickets to be purchased at the airport for $69 on any Air New Zealand domestic service if there were spare seats available.  Tickets were available 30 minutes before the...