Air New Zealand
||1940 (as Tasman Empire Airways Limited)
1965 (as Air New Zealand)
- Hong Kong
- Los Angeles
|Frequent flyer program
- Air Nelson
- Eagle Airways
- Mount Cook Airline
||99 (+27 orders) incl.subsidiaries
||Amazing journeys. Every day.
||New Zealand Government (76.07% Owner)
||Auckland City, New Zealand
||Rob Fyfe (CEO), Norm Thompson (Deputy CEO),
||▼ NZ$3,734,000,000 (2009)
||▼ NZ$688,000,000 (2009)
||▼ NZ$21,000,000 (2009)
Air New Zealand is the national airlines of New Zealand. It is headquartered in Auckland which is also the capital of this island country. This airline carries passengers to 26 domestic and 24 international locations across 15 countries covering Europe, Asia Oceania and North America. There is a strong focus on South Pacific and Australasia by this airline.
Facts about Air New Zealand
- Air New Zealand has a fleet of Boeing 747s, 767s, 777s and airbus A320.
- It was named among the best 8 airlines in the world by international airline consultant’s skytrax in 2009 and also received awards for the Airline of the Year in 2010 and 2012 under the Global Airline awards.
- Air New Zealand’s head office is called “The Hub” and is located in Auckland City.
History of Air New Zealand
- Air New Zealand was founded in 1940 under the name of Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL) and was a short-haul operator which used flying boats in the Tasman region around New Zealand.
- After World War II, flights were operated on a weekly basis between Auckland and Sidney and later, Wellington and Fiji.
- In 1953, the governments of Australia and New Zealand took joint ownership of TEAL and replaced the flying boats with propeller airliners.
- The name Air New Zealand was adopted in 1965.
- Next, long-haul destinations began to appear on Air New Zealand’s map like Honolulu and Los Angeles. Air New Zealand acquired its first Boeing 747 in 1981.
- The following year Air New Zealand introduced flights to London and added Boeing 767s to its fleet.
- The 1990’s saw the airline taking over 50% ownership of Ansett, Australia.
- It bought out Ansett in 2000 but this move proved too ambitious for New Zealand Airlines and it was saved from bankruptcy by a bailout of NZ$885 million by the New Zealand government in 2001.
- This resulted in the government’s ownership of 76.5%. The airline faced rough weather from 2009 onwards due to rising fuel costs and soaring overheads.
- Today Air New Zealand struggles to keep its head above the water along with all other leading airlines in the world.
- The symbol of Air New Zealand is a koru (seen on the tailfin of all the aircraft). Koru in Maori means an uncurling fern which is a very prevalent design in New Zealand.
- In 2006, the logo was redesigned and it was a pacific wave with blue-green hues.
- In addition to these logos, Air New Zealand used customized, special liveries from time to time in line with international events.
- Air New Zealand has also been involved in several sponsorships such as for national rugby and national awards such as the Air New Zealand Fashion Export Award and the Air New Zealand Wine awards.
- The airline set a record of sorts in the history of commercial air travel by charging a nominal $50.00 per head for evacuees of the earthquake in Christchurch in 2011.
- Beijing - Beijing Capital International Airport
- Hong Kong - Hong Kong International Airport
- Shanghai - Shanghai Pudong International Airport
- Osaka - Kansai International Airport
- Tokyo - Narita International Airport
- United Kingdom
- London - London Heathrow Airport
- Vancouver - Vancouver International Airport
- United States
- Honolulu - Honolulu International Airport
- Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport Focus City
- San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport
- Adelaide - Adelaide Airport
- Brisbane - Brisbane International Airport
- Cairns - Cairns International Airport
- Gold Coast - Gold Coast Airport
- Melbourne - Melbourne Airport
- Norfolk Island - Norfolk Island Airport
- Perth - Perth Airport
- Sydney - Sydney Airport
- Cook Islands
- Rarotonga - Rarotonga International Airport
- Nadi - Nadi International Airport
- French Polynesia
- Papeete - Faa'a International Airport
- New Caledonia
- Nouméa - La Tontouta International Airport
- New Zealand
- Auckland - Auckland Airport Hub
- Blenheim - Blenheim Airport
- Christchurch - Christchurch International Airport Focus City
- Dunedin - Dunedin International Airport
- Gisborne - Gisborne Airport
- Hamilton - Hamilton International Airport
- Hokitika - Hokitika Airport
- Invercargill - Invercargill Airport
- Kaitaia - Kaitaia Airport
- Kerikeri - Kerikeri Airport
- Masterton - Masterton Airport
- Napier - Napier Airport
- Nelson - Nelson Airport
- New Plymouth - New Plymouth Airport
- Oamaru - Oamaru Airport
- Palmerston North - Palmerston North International Airport
- Queenstown - Queenstown Airport
- Rotorua - Rotorua Airport
- Tauranga - Tauranga Airport
- Taupo - Taupo Airport
- Timaru - Timaru Airport
- Wanaka - Wanaka Airport
- Wanganui - Wanganui Airport
- Wellington - Wellington International Airport Focus City
- Westport - Westport Airport
- Whakatane - Whakatane Airport
- Whangarei - Whangarei Airport
- Alofi - Niue International Airport
- Apia - Faleolo International Airport
- Nukuʻalofa - Fuaʻamotu International Airport
- Port Vila - Bauerfield International Airport
- United States - Dallas/Fort Worth
- Japan - Fukuoka, Nagoya
- South Korea - Seoul
- Taiwan, Republic of China - Taipei
- Indonesia - Denpasar
- Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
- Philippines - Manila
- Thailand - Bangkok
- American Samoa - Pago Pago
- Australia - Hobart
- Fiji - Suva
- New Zealand - Chatham Islands, Greymouth, Kaikohe, Milford Sound, Motueka, Mount Cook, Takaka, Te Anau
- Papua New Guinea - Port Moresby
||Tasman (except Perth)
Domestic (from 2011)
International, long haul
International, medium to long haul
||313 (26/0/18/0/269) original
304 (26/0/36/0/242) retrofitted
|International, medium to long haul
||International, long haul
||International, medium to long haul
||Domestic, major centres
||Domestic, major and minor centres
||Domestic, minor centres
Checked in Baggage
|Domestic New Zealand flights
(maximum 25 kg)
(maximum 25 kg each)
|Gold Elite / Gold / Star Gold and Koru Club Members
||1 additional piece
(maximum 25 kg each)
| Flights to/from the USA, Canada or Tahiti
Flights between New Zealand and London via
||2 pieces, max combined weight 46kg (100 lbs)
|Business and Premium Economy*
||2 pieces, max combined weight 64kg (140 lbs)
|Star Alliance Gold Customers (including Airpoints Gold and Gold Elite)
||1 additional piece per person
|Telephone Bookings and Enquiries
||Freephone (NZ): 0800 737 000
Tel: +64 (0)9 357 3000
||Tel: +64 (0)9 366 2929
||General enquiries freephone (NZ): 0800 737 000 or
Tel: +64 (0)9 357 3000
||Tel: 0800 747-777
||Phone: +64 9 336 3777