Airlines

Thursday, 14 May 2020 03:53

Sounds Air's Level 2 schedule

Sounds Air will be flying WLG-WSZ, WLG-BHE and WLG-NSN from tomorrow. WLG to TUO will start Monday 18 May, as will a BHE-CHC service. The company says a new reduced schedule has been loaded, with longer turn-around times to aid increased cleaning measures between flights. The airline will be actively monitoring seat capacity and adding flights as required.
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Thursday, 07 May 2020 21:42

AKL off QR’s list for June start

Qatar Airways intends to operate to 80 destinations by the end of June, including 33 in Asia Pacific – but conspicuous by its absence on a just released list is Auckland.

Destinations that do make the list include Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Though enquiries to the airline last night did not receive a definite answer, trade sources indicate it may be late October before QR returns to AKL.

Friday, 01 May 2020 05:47

Intra Asia, China flights begin

Domestic airline capacity in China is beginning to recover, with over 30% of its domestic capacity returning in the last two months, according to new analysis from Cirium.

Data from the travel and analytics company shows that domestic capacity has recovered from a peak year-on-year drop of 71% on 24 February 2020 to down just 33% on 22 April 2020.

Friday, 24 April 2020 00:09

Airlines keen to restart

Airlines are sitting in ‘pause’ mode and at this time virtually all of the carriers previously servicing this market have indicated they are keen to be back when practically possible, participants in the Tourism Temperature webinar this week heard.

Justin Tighe-Umbers, executive director, Board of Airline Representatives NZ (BARNZ) says flights are ‘sitting in the international slot coordination schedule’ but carriers are waiting to see how border restrictions and other plans develop.

Tuesday, 21 April 2020 01:54

CX bears all in SYD

Cathay Pacific staff at Sydney Airport had a special visitor touch down to become part of the popular teddy bear hunt trend.

Monday, 06 April 2020 21:48

IATA: More APAC govt support

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging Asia-Pacific states to take urgent action to provide financial support to their airline industry impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

Sunday, 05 April 2020 21:15

NZ's repatriation flights

The first of several flights Air New Zealand is operating for the German Government to repatriate stranded German nationals left Auckland International Airport on Friday afternoon. Flight NZ1960's Boeing 777-300 departed Auckland at 4.30pm for Frankfurt via Vancouver, arriving at Frankfurt am Main Airport early morning on Saturday 4 April.

A team of Air New Zealand employees put themselves forward to fly this mission. Four pilots and 12 cabin crew operated Auckland-Vancouver, where a full replacement crew to continued to Frankfurt.

Thursday, 02 April 2020 22:21

Chimu brings people home

A LATAM aircraft chartered by Chimu Adventures has landed in Sydney carrying 136 Australians and eight New Zealanders. The flight, that originated in Montevideo in Uruguay, landed at 6.30am local time. The Kiwis are transiting directly onto a flight from Sydney to Auckland departing at midday today and they are expected to arrive in Auckland at 5pm this afternoon.

Greg Foran, chief executive officer of Air New Zealand, has reiterated that the airline expects to be at least 30% smaller in a year’s time than it is today and will need to reduce the size of the workforce by up to 3500 roles.

Monday, 30 March 2020 21:52

AKL team keep safe

Auckland Airport’s Operations Centre team is keeping the airport running smoothly in the face of COVID-19 by bringing in staff from other departments who have the right experience, and by splitting into three groups separated by drop-down dividers.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reacted to the Court of Appeal’s decision to block Heathrow expansion on the grounds of incompatibility with the Paris Climate Agreement.

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:41

NZ's Skynest: economy lie-flat

Air New Zealand has unveiled a new lie-flat prototype sleep product for economy class travellers. The Economy Skynest is the result of three years of Air New Zealand research and development, with the input of more than 200 customers at its Hangar 22 innovation centre in Auckland. The airline has filed patent and trademark applications for the Economy Skynest which provides six full length lie-flat sleep pods.

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 02:24

AA’s CHC service

The ‘terrible circumstances’ leading to the suspension of flights in and out of China has meant more marketing dollars for the new American Airlines flight between Christchurch and Los Angeles, a Canterbury audience heard late last week.

Thursday, 20 February 2020 23:31

AA celebrates in CHC

American Airlines last night treated Christchurch trade partners and colleagues to an all-American classic car convoy as it gears up to fly non-stop between the South Island and the USA.

Thursday, 13 February 2020 23:58

AA-G3 codeshare

American Airlines has reached a codeshare agreement with Brazilian carrier Gol.

Thursday, 13 February 2020 23:50

Air Tahiti Nui gets visible

Bringing Tahiti ‘more into the minds of Kiwis’ is one of the three key goals in 2020 for Air Tahiti Nui as it starts the year in new premises in Auckland’s Queen Street.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:06

New office, team for TN

Air Tahiti Nui has a new team and central Auckland location.

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