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Air NZ praised for decision to fly

Air NZ praised for decision to fly

Air New Zealand is flying high with customers and sharebrokers as it continues to fly its passengers while Qantas and other airlines keep their planes grounded.

Night-time principal airport role envisioned

Night-time principal airport role envisioned

Air New Zealand and the Wanaka Chamber of Commerce squared off yesterday at the Wanaka Airport plan change hearing on just how big Wanaka Airport could be in 20 years' time.

Chile's volcanic ash halts more Queenstown flights

Qantas and Jetstar flights from Australia were still grounded yesterday as the rising Chilean volcanic ash cloud continued to disrupt the carriers' flight paths.

Mum's the word

Mum's the word

About 50 Auckland and Hamilton mums, their 80 relatives and well-wishers descended on Queenstown for a specially themed Air New Zealand flight to celebrate Mothering Sunday and New Zealand Music Month yesterday.

Future 'good' despite fuel-cost hike

Future 'good' despite fuel-cost hike

Air New Zealand is still regarded as having good earnings potential despite rising fuel prices, Forsyth Barr broker Suzanne Kinnaird said yesterday.

Air NZ after-tax profits lift

Air New Zealand has reported a strong start to the financial year on the back of growing passenger numbers, cargo volumes and yields, but brokers fear its performance could be hit by the Christchurch earthquake.

Australia approves airline alliance

Australia approves airline alliance

The proposed transtasman alliance between Air New Zealand and Virgin Blue could rest on a decision expected soon from Transport Minister Stephen Joyce.

Independent report welcomed by Air NZ

Independent report welcomed by Air NZ

Air New Zealand deputy chief executive Norm Thompson yesterday welcomed a move by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to seek independent commercial advice on the strategic alliance between Queenstown and Auckland airports.

NZ richer with Star Alliance - Fyfe

NZ richer with Star Alliance - Fyfe

Without the Star Alliance, New Zealand would be a "poorer nation", Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe said yesterday.

Air NZ gearing up for RWC

Air NZ gearing up for RWC

Queenstown business operators have been urged to help Air New Zealand with the "very serious issue" of attracting visitors for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

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