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Air New Zealand Works Deluxe could do with soft product work

Works Deluxe sits as the top offering on Air New Zealand’s Australian and Pacific islands Airbus A320 fleet. It’s a middle-seat-free economy hard product, in the extra legroom section of the aircraft and with on-demand inflight entertainment, food and beverages included. The airline’s unbundled Seats to Suit fares on these routes include the self-explanatory Seat Only and Seat +...

Air New Zealand brings the cheer with seatback home wine delivery

Ordering a beverage from the seatback isn’t novel, but ordering a case of wine to be delivered to your home is the new normal for passengers flying with Air New Zealand’s latest entertainment systems. Alongside the more usual TV, movie and audio options on offer on the IFE is the chance to purchase bottles — or, indeed, cases — of wine for home delivery. It’s intui...

Air NZ boosts North American network with start on new Houston service

Air New Zealand has opened a fifth gateway in North America with the start of flights to Houston, Texas. The airline’s inaugural service to the heart of Texas, flight NZ28, departed Auckland at 1830 local time on Tuesday and landed just over 12 and a half hours later at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport a little after 1230 the same day. The Boeing 777-200ER, ZK-...

Air NZ installs “world first” self-service bag drop at Auckland International

Air New Zealand will allow international passengers travelling from Auckland the option of checking in their own bag in what the airline describes as a world first. The self-service bag drop kiosks read biometric data stored on passports using technology similar to the SmartGate passport control gates, with a camera to verify the passenger’s identity. Once the passenger&rsq...

Air New Zealand introduces world first biometric bag drop

Air New Zealand is claiming another world first with its new electronic bag drops at Auckland International Airport. The national carrier said checking-in would be faster with the new bag drops which featured "world-first biometric technology". The technology was similar to that used by SmartGates, where passengers scan their passports and boarding passes to have their identities v...

Air NZ establishes new Regional General Manager Australia role

Air New Zealand plans to boost its sales presence in Australia with a new regional general manager role as the airline seeks to carry more long-haul passengers from this side on the Tasman through its Auckland hub. The Star Alliance member plans to grow its international capacity 14-15 per cent in 2015/16 – the bulk of which will be on two new routes to Buenos Aires and Houston, respectiv...