Air New Zealand’s Auckland to New York service from October will give the trade a greater opportunity to sell the USA’s sixth largest (but sometimes overlooked) city.
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.
Five new mentor-mentee partnerships were introduced at TIME’s second intake this week as the organisation gains momentum on this side of the Tasman.
The opportunity for more yield by utilising increased connectivity to and beyond Vancouver was highlighted at the Canada Eh! event in Auckland this week.
Jared Jamison, sales account manager for Air New Zealand, says a move to the 787-900 (rather than the 777-200) in December also puts more Business Premier and premium economy on the AKL-YVR route. Both cabins are in demand with New Zealanders heading to Canada, he says. ‘We’ve got 29 connections within domestic Canada working with Air Canada, United Airlines and WestJet Airlines that can be accessed via our North American gateways and there will be connections from New York into Canada as well.’
The Travel Corporation and Air New Zealand have revealed the lunch destination for the World On A Plate sales incentive – Singapore. Known as ‘food heaven’, the city-island-nation boasts a fusion of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Peranakan cultures that have created Singapore’s local cuisine and food traditions.
Eclipse Travel is partnering with Belmond and Air New Zealand to bring agents and clients an exclusive Christchurch event at Riccarton House on Thursday 17 October – Africa and South America in Style.
World On A Plate, the sales incentive from The Travel Corporation and Air New Zealand, launched yesterday.
Travel agents and other key industry partners were given a taste of traditional Korean food and beverages last week, along with the chance to celebrate Air New Zealand’s coming year round services to Seoul.