The time has arrived for fans to start brushing up on their knowledge of The Hobbit. The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest, first announced at Comic-Con in July, is now open. 75 lucky winners (plus one friend each, so 150 total) will have...Show More Summary
Virgin Australia had surprises for both major competitor Qantas and major shareholder Air New Zealand today. For Qantas, it has a new business class seat and cabin setting that it will put in A330-200s and Boeing 777-300ERs, and for Air NZ, which owns 25.99 per cent of the Virgin action, it will put a real [...]
Callum writes, "A New Zealand ISP has had its TV ads rejected by multiple NZ TV Networks (there are three in total, bless) citing a possible 'breach of copyright'." Read the rest
As part of the new alliance between Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines will be launching daily, nonstop A380 service between Singapore and Auckland as of October 27, 2014. Per airlineroute.net, the schedule for...Show More Summary
The first Boeing 787-9 for All Nippon Airways (ANA), seen at Boeing Field while conducting tests for Boeing Photo: Mal Muir | AirlineReporter Several weeks ago, Air New Zealand became the first airline to take delivery of the new Boeing 787-9 — the stretched Dreamliner. With much pomp & circumstance, they took ownership of [...]
Do you think you're one of the world's biggest Hobbit fans? Then we've found the contest for you. In anticipation of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hitting theaters on Dec. 17, Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand recently announced The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest.
Air New Zealand flight finally departs for home after three false starts.
United finally came out with a new safety video which tries to compete with the likes of Air New Zealand, Delta, etc., in terms of trying to get people to pay attention. Check it out: I think the concept is great, though I think they...Show More Summary
Not a bad way to be remembered. (via) While airing a story about an Australian teen who died tragically, a New Zealand news station accidentally honored him in a fantastic way by displaying a picture of him throwing "the shocker" along with three grinning girlfriends. Show More Summary
By Christoph Aublinger: Many companies that are successful in their home market try to acquire new subsidiaries abroad. Often this leads to the desired results. But sometimes, the exact opposite is true: The company is not able to handle the acquisition financially and gets into massive troubles. Show More Summary
Sunderland fans put club allegiance to one side with a classy gesture after two Newcastle fans lost their lives in the MH17 air tragedy. The two fans, John Alder and Liam Sweeney, were travelling to New Zealand to watch the club's pre-season...Show More Summary
Air New Zealand may have just taken delivery of the latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, but the original 787-8 still has us excited when we find ourselves on one. Qatar Airways has 9 Dreamliners operating a number of routes out of its brand-spanking new (and humongous) Hamad International Airport in Doha, and an additional 51 on order from Boeing. Show More Summary
Boeing's original Dreamliner may be old news by now, but a longer variant -- the 787-9 -- is about to enter passenger service with Air New Zealand. That extended aircraft is also on display for would-be airline customers this week at the Farnborough...
It arrived on a delivery flight 13 ½ hours after departing from Boeing's production line.
"The Almighty Johnsons" is a new kind of show for Syfy. An import from New Zealand (where three seasons have already aired), the show follows a family of brothers who are also Norse gods. Seriously. Watch the promo video to see that for yourself.As you might guess, this is a comedic fantasy series. Show More Summary
New airplane alert! 163 Boeing 787 Dreamliners are flying the skies right now, a number current as of this week. That includes 162 787-8s and 1 lonely 787-9 for Air New Zealand, which only headed from Boeing's headquarters in Everett, WA to its new home of Auckland, New Zealand at dawn this morning. Show More Summary
Air New Zealand will be the first airline to fly Boeing’s second generation 787-9 Dreamliner. Having had taken delivery of the first of these new planes in June, the airline hosted a press event this week in Seattle at Boeing’s Ev... via JustLuxe.com
Air New Zealand is launch customer for Boeing's latest – and so far biggest – 787 variant.
ZK-NZE, Air New Zealand’s first 787 at the Everett Delivery Center. It took 92.5 gallons of paint to create this special livery. Photo – Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter This morning I was able to take part in a Boeing media event involving a much heralded aircraft: Air New Zealand’s first 787-9. We’ve discussed what [...]
Air New Zealand launched a Sports Illustrated-themed safety video (yes really) earlier this year starring models like Christie Brinkley and Chrissy Teigen. People were not pleased, and a petition was launched calling it out for sexism. The video was dropped, but New Zealand Air claims the change is just part of their habit of rotating [...]