Air New Zealand wins best Premium Economy in Skytrax 2018 awards

Air New Zealand had won several awards for its Premium Economy product from UK based airline rating site Skytrax in their 2018 World Airline Awards. Skytrax run the world's largest airline passenger survey, with over 20 million survey entries counted for the 2018...

A beginners guide to booking Airpoints reward seats on Air New Zealand

Unlike many other airlines, Air New Zealand's Airpoints frequent flyer program doesn't offer reward seats for fixed points values. APD $1 is fixed to NZD $1, meaning that any seat on any Air New Zealand operated flight can be purchased using Airpoints Dollars. As well...

Air New Zealand leases Eva Air Boeing 777-300ER to cover for Dreamliner fleet issues

Air New Zealand is understood to have leased an Eva Air Boeing 777-300ER to add to it's fleet in light of the engine issues that are affecting it's Boeing 787-9 fleet, sources tell Traveltalk NZ. Air New Zealand has already leased a former Singapore Airlines Boeing...

Air New Zealand cuts in-flight WiFi pricing

Air New Zealand has finalised the pricing of it's in-flight WiFi offering, having cut the price significantly since it's initial public launch in May. Initially having set the price at NZ$40 per flight, they've now settled on NZ$25 for long-haul flights, and NZ$15 on...

Construction of Air New Zealand’s first A321neo begins

Construction has started in Hamburg of the first Airbus A321neo for Air New Zealand, with two of the aircraft due to arrive in time for the split from Virgin Australia in October. Air New Zealand currently has seven A321neo and six A320neo aircraft on order....

Air New Zealand and Qantas Announce Surprise Partnership

Air New Zealand (NZ) and Qantas (QF) today made a surprise annoucement of plans for a reciprocal codeshare agreement that leverages the strengths of each carrier’s domestic networks, making travel within Australia and New Zealand easier. Under the codeshare Qantas...

Airbus A350 XWB to visit Wellington Airport

Wellingtonians will get a glimpse of one of the world’s newest widebody planes which is expected to touch down in the city on Sunday evening (3 June). Wellington Airport has organised with leading aerospace manufacturer Airbus to test the performance of the A350-900...

Travel Tip: Business Class seats on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner for under $100

We first revealed details about cheap Business Class seats as part of a news story in early April, but we thought this is something more people would be interested in so we've given it a headline of its own. Most people who only fly domestically or for the occasional...

Air NZ cuts in-flight Wi-Fi price by 25%

Since making inflight Wi-Fi services available to the public on an initial four Boeing 777-300s just over a week ago (refer Air NZ Wi-Fi launch), Air New Zealand have already cut the price by 25% - dropping it to NZ$30 from an initial NZ$40. When asked about the price...

Air NZ offers free Koru lounge access to celebrate Royal wedding

To celebrate the Royal wedding of Price Harry to Meghan Markle on Saturday 19th May 2018, Air New Zealand is offering free Koru lounge access to passengers celebrating their wedding anniversary on this day. Customers simply need to present their marriage certificate...