Air New Zealand is the flag carrier airline of New Zealand, headquartered in Auckland. It operates flights to domestic and international destinations from its main hub in Auckland.
– Founded in 1940 as Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL)
– Main hub: Auckland Airport
– Secondary hubs: Wellington, Christchurch
– Alliance: Star Alliance
– Fleet Size: Over 115 aircraft
– Destinations: 52 domestic, 32 international
– Passengers: 17 million (2019)
– Revenue: NZ$5.8 billion (2020)
– Employees: 12,000 globally
Air New Zealand operates an extensive domestic network covering 20 destinations in New Zealand. Internationally, it connects major cities across Australia, Asia, North America and the Pacific Islands.
Air New Zealand serves over 20 domestic airports across North and South islands of New Zealand including:
– Auckland to Christchurch, Wellington, Queenstown
– Christchurch to Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown, Dunedin
– Wellington to Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown
– Regional flights between Hamilton, Tauranga, Nelson and other cities
The airline connects Auckland with all major domestic airports in New Zealand. Christchurch and Wellington serve as secondary hubs.
Key international destinations served by Air New Zealand include:
– Australia – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide
– Asia – Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong
– North America – Los Angeles, Houston, Vancouver, Chicago
– Pacific Islands – Rarotonga, Nadi, Papeete, Honolulu
Air New Zealand also has a codeshare agreement with Star Alliance partners like Singapore Airlines and United Airlines for expanded connectivity.
The Air New Zealand fleet comprises of Airbus and Boeing aircraft including:
– Airbus A320/A321 – short haul operations
– Airbus A320neo – latest engine option narrowbody
– Boeing 787 Dreamliner – flagship long haul aircraft
– Boeing 777-200/300 – older widebody aircraft
The 787 Dreamliners feature innovative cabin designs and help serve new long haul routes.
Air New Zealand offers premium-focused cabins across its fleet:
– Business Premier – Lie-flat suites with direct aisle access
– Premium Economy – Generous legroom and amenities
– Economy Skycouch – Option to convert to couch for families
– Regular Economy – Standard comfort
Business Premier offers high-end dining and hospitality on long haul international flights. Domestic services have Business and Economy seats.
Airpoints Frequent Flyer
Airpoints is the loyalty program where members can earn Airpoints Dollars on Air New Zealand and Star Alliance flights. Dollars can be redeemed for reward seats, upgrades and other benefits. There are basic, Gold and Elite tiers.
Air New Zealand operates award-winning airport lounges in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and international destinations like Los Angeles, Sydney and London. The Auckland Strata Lounge offers premium dining, relaxation areas, shower suites and even a supervised kids’ zone.