Air New Zealand announces downtown Queenstown check-in trial

Air New Zealand has today announced a three month trial of a downtown check-in and bag drop facility in downtown Queenstown from the 20th November 2019. The pop-up facility located at 5 Earl Street opposite the Novotel Hotel will allow passengers to check-in for their...

Virgin Australia cuts flights to New Zealand

Virgin Australia has announced flight cutbacks between Australia and New Zealand as part of route changes across the network as new CEO Paul Scurrah attempts to reign in the significant financial losses that have plagued the airline in recent years. Virgin Australia...

How to survive the transit in LAX to LHR on NZ2, with Air NZ

A week ago I completed the NZ2 flight from Auckland (AKL), which transits in Los Angeles (LAX), on it’s way to London Heathrow (LHR). Here's my quick guide on what to do when you get to LAX, as Air New Zealand don’t give you any instructions, and really have to just...

American Airlines to start service to South Island

American Airlines is launching a nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Christchurch, New Zealand (CHC), next October. The airline is also adding the only direct service between Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Auckland, New...

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...