Articles tagged “air new zealand”

Air New Zealand Will Make a Push Into Electric Air Taxis

Air New Zealand Will Make a Push Into Electric Air Taxis

Matthew Brockett, Bloomberg

We don't know much about what Air New Zealand plans to do with these electric taxis. But it's an intriguing idea, and a good start for a promising new technology.

1 month ago

What’s Behind the Face-Off Between Airports and Airlines in Australia

What’s Behind the Face-Off Between Airports and Airlines in Australia

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Australia’s airlines are urging the government to rein in the airports, claiming they are abusing their monopoly power to extract unreasonable charges. It’s a tough call for Canberra, which wants to see more investment in airport infrastructure, but doesn’t want to be seen allowing price gouging from some of the most profitable airport operators in the world.

2 months ago

Battle for Air Supremacy on Key Australian Route Heats Up

Battle for Air Supremacy on Key Australian Route Heats Up

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

As the Air New Zealand-Virgin Australia alliance on services across the Tasman Sea comes to an end, Virgin will not take the snub from its Kiwi counterpart lying down. It is already flagging improved services and better frequent flyer rewards and trying to block rival Qantas from working with its former ally.

3 months ago

Air New Zealand Plans to Test Blockchain Integration With Its Reservation System

Air New Zealand Plans to Test Blockchain Integration With Its Reservation System

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Anyone remember Google Wave? Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, TUI, and a whole bunch of investors and techies are betting that blockchain fulfills a lot of promise and exhibits a ton more staying power than previously-hyped technologies that didn't hang around very long.

12 months ago

New Zealand Flights Cancelled Because of Fuel Shortage

New Zealand Flights Cancelled Because of Fuel Shortage

Tracy Withers, Bloomberg

This whole airline business can be a rough thing. Airlines flying through New Zealand are cancelling flights or rerouting them because of a fuel crunch, meaning they will have to be very nimble with their schedules in the next few days.

1 year ago

After Record Profit, Air New Zealand Expects Increased Competition

After Record Profit, Air New Zealand Expects Increased Competition

Associated Press

Air New Zealand has been adding new routes but expects international rivals to compete more strongly in the near future.

2 years ago

Singapore Air Raises Virgin Australia Stake Amid Ownership Shuffle

Singapore Air Raises Virgin Australia Stake Amid Ownership Shuffle

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Consolidation and joint ventures in the airline sector are heating up. Earlier this week, Alaska Airlines announced it would acquire Virgin America and now, the ownership structure of Virgin Australia is up in the air. With Air New Zealand considering bowing out, is there an opening for current investors Singapore Air or Etihad to swoop in?

3 years ago

Virgin Australia’s Largest Shareholder Air New Zealand Considers Exit

Virgin Australia’s Largest Shareholder Air New Zealand Considers Exit

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

An interesting week of developments for The Virgin Group as two of its carriers search for suitors -- Virgin America is looking for a buyer and Virgin Australia is seeking more investors.

3 years ago

Air New Zealand Urges Fans Into the Woods to Out-Do Taylor Swift Lyrics

Air New Zealand Urges Fans Into the Woods to Out-Do Taylor Swift Lyrics

While other airlines' safety video promotions just seem like a joke gone to far, as a pioneer in the field Air New Zealand gets a pass to do nearly anything it wants.

3 years ago

Air New Zealand Announces 24 Percent Annual Profit Increase

Air New Zealand Announces 24 Percent Annual Profit Increase

Nick Perry, Associated Press

We'd say that a sliver of a percentage of this profit is due to in-flight safety videos that passengers love to watch.

3 years ago

Air New Zealand Combines Rugby and Men in Black for Latest Safety Video

Air New Zealand Combines Rugby and Men in Black for Latest Safety Video

Associated Press

We're not going to say this is the end of the road for clever in-flight safety videos, only because we'd love to see Boyz II Men cleverly worked into an "End of the Road" themed in-flight safety video.

3 years ago

Best Travel Ads This Week: Destinations Celebrate Local Culture

Best Travel Ads This Week: Destinations Celebrate Local Culture

Joyce Manalo, Skift

Low-tech and high-tech productions can have a way of dialing in and out of authenticity.

3 years ago