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...

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...