Articles tagged “air new zealand”

Air New Zealand Pauses New Bookings to Ease Burden on Quarantine Facilities

Air New Zealand Pauses New Bookings to Ease Burden on Quarantine Facilities

Praveen Menon, Reuters

This zero tolerance approach to risk is necessary because the country doesn't want to make any more mistakes. Will a three-week bookings hiatus be enough though?

4 hours ago

Virgin Australia Is Latest Airline to Collapse Because of Coronavirus

Virgin Australia Is Latest Airline to Collapse Because of Coronavirus

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

With up to 10 parties interested in buying the airline, bankruptcy protection gives it breathing space ahead of its next chapter.

3 months ago

Virgin Australia Halts Trading as It Continues Rescue Package Talks

Virgin Australia Halts Trading as It Continues Rescue Package Talks

Jamie Freed, Reuters

Should Virgin Australia fail, Qantas will be the country's only carrier. A monopoly is in nobody's interest, but as Virgin Australia is 90 percent foreign-owned, how likely is the state going to step in with aid having already refused it once? It's a complicated affair.

3 months ago

Air New Zealand Lures Walmart’s Top U.S. Exec Home as Its New Chief

Air New Zealand Lures Walmart’s Top U.S. Exec Home as Its New Chief

Matthew Boyle, Bloomberg

A chance to become Air New Zealand CEO is a rare one. Even rarer is the chance of it going to a non-aviation person like Walmart's CEO Greg Foran, a New Zealander. But he seems a perfect choice.

9 months ago

Virgin Australia Appoints Tourism Veteran as New CEO

Virgin Australia Appoints Tourism Veteran as New CEO

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

All eyes are on Virgin Australia’s new CEO, Paul Scurrah, to see if he can stem the losses and lead the airline into profitability. Scurrah inherits a very different airline from the one John Borghetti joined eight years ago, but shareholders are keen to see profits and a return on their investment.

1 year ago

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.

2 years 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 years 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.

2 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

4 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?

4 years ago