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Air New Zealand Flights

The national airline and flag carrier of New Zealand, Air New Zealand Limited is a popular Oceanic airline that operates in 26 international destinations and 15 countries across four continents. The airline company, established as TEAL or Tasman Empire Airways Limited in 1940 is one of the longest operating airlines, which initially served only international airlines, till it was renamed as Air New Zealand. The company carries over 11 million passenger worldwide, with its density across Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania. Its main focus is in Australasia and South Pacific Network.

The airline companies has a code sharing deal with Cathay Pacific. Its main hub is located at Auckland Airport, while it is headquartered in Western Reclamation area of Central Auckland. The fleet size of the company includes 106 aircrafts, including those of its subsidiaries. It is a part of Star Alliance since 1999. The brand uses Zambesi designed uniform and a new logo, with livery rebrand with koru symbol in 2012.

Air New Zealandhas won several awards, including Airline of the Year in 2012 by Air Transport World Global Airline Awards, Best Air Style, Best Pacific Airline, Best Passenger Service Award of 2008, Best Cabin Staff in New Zealand/Australia Region and Best Business Class Carrier by Executive Travel in 1998.

Fleet

Airbus and Boeing make up 100 percent of the mainline fleet of Air New Zealand. The major list of aircrafts in the fleet are-

Airbus A320-200

State of the art Airbus A320-200 is a single aisle family aircraft that offers comfort and operating economy benefits for medium haul routes. The aircraft has weight saving composite use along with optimized wing. The lower maintenance costs give it an edge along with improved flight smoothness. Cockpit standardization is another feature of this aircraft.

Cabin layout of the A320-200 guarantees comfort with unique premium and economy class seating options. Since the right size fuselage is seven inches wider than the competitors, passengers can expect better comfort, ergonomic seats, more galley space and slim, attractive design. The customized design is available in four, five and six abreast layouts with better, wider seats. New interiors have been introduced to give a fresher, redefined look to the cabin.

Airbus A321Neo

The Airbus A321 Neo or the New Engine Optimization carrier has been designed to be the largest aircraft in the family of A320 airliners. The product has been designed with stretched fuselage of 44.51 meters and it comes with lowest fuel burn emissions, reducing noise and overall carbon footprint. High density seating could have up to 220 passengers.

The neo version, used by Air New Zealand comes with typical two class configuration and flexibility of single aisle style along with overhead stowage, offering fresh look and ambient lighting for better feel.

The company also uses Boeing 737-300, Boeing 767-300ER, Boeing 777-200ER and Boeing 777-300ER, some of which will be retired in 2015 to 2016.

Routes and destinations

Air New Zealand serves 56 destinations in total including its subsidiaries. Services are majorly focused on Australasia and South Pacific. It also offers long-haul services to East Asia, North America, East Asia and the United Kingdom. It has its major hub at the Auckland Airport including two other at Wellington International Airport and Christchurch International Airport. Because of its code sharing deal with Cathay Pacific, it had to cease operation of its Hong Kong-London flights. This change in operation made the airline, the last one to circumnavigate the world.

The airline operates daily flights to Los Angeles and London while weekly flights from Rarotonga to Sydney and Los Angeles. It also conducts twice weekly services from Sydney and Brisbane to Norfolk Island. In 2012, the airline started seasonal services to Bali and rerouted its flights from Beijing to Shanghai, as a part of its expansionary services to China. In January 2014, the airline announced that it would be relaunch its Auckland-Singapore route after a time gap of 9 years. It also new route to Buenos Aires from Auckland.

Features

Above and beyond comfort facilities and services are offered by Air New Zealand. Read on to know more!

Travel Cards

The airline company offers travel card charge card that can be used to account for all your business travels. There isn’t an annual fees charged for the same and it can be used for booking over 250 airlines.

Above and Beyond

This is a reward point for Business Service travellers, where travel points can be uploaded and redeemed for great rewards from the airline company. Tandem is a travel management service provided along with these facilities.

In Flight Entertainment

Love watching the latest movies and the best of the shows? Then Air New Zealand flight entertainment will be your best bet! Choose from a range of best television shows of the latest, critically acclaimed movies to enjoy an experience like never before. Flight monotony will never leave you bored.

International lounge

As a Star Alliance Member, the company offers regular lounges to travellers. These lounges can provide rejuvenation from stressful days or the tiring flight. Premium customer experience is offered with international cuisine and wine.

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