Air New Zealand's new Hobbit-themed inflight safety video has received more than six million YouTube views in four days.
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A joint marketing campaign by Air New Zealand, Destination Queenstown and Queenstown Airport is telling Aucklanders and people flying into Auckland from overseas they can fly direct to Queenstown almost every two hours this summer.
The Hobbit director Sir Peter Jackson stars in the latest Air New Zealand inflight safety video - An Unexpected Briefing.
Air New Zealand says it will not increase its fares between Queenstown and Christchurch when it regains the monopoly on the route following Jetstar's departure in mid-November.
Air New Zealand shares rose to a nine-month high after the national carrier, earmarked for an eventual Government sell-down, beat estimates and forecast earnings to more than double next year.
An Air New Zealand baggage handler is being investigated after a crowbar was used to release customer luggage, causing a flight from Queenstown to Auckland carrying 150 passengers to be cancelled nearly two weeks ago.
Air New Zealand's move to cut domestic fares has "got to be great" for Otago, with a flight between Auckland and Dunedin or Queenstown now costing as little as $79.
Air New Zealand is to boost capacity on direct air services between Auckland and Queenstown by nearly a third this summer, which tourism leaders say will provide a boon for domestic tourism in the resort.
It will now cost as little as $49 to travel between Auckland and Wellington, or Wellington and Christchurch, after Air New Zealand slashed its cheapest standard fares for major domestic routes.
An experienced Air New Zealand pilot yesterday described the actions of a Pacific Blue pilot charged with operating a Boeing 737 carelessly when flying out of Queenstown Airport two years ago, as "typical industry practice".
An Auckland man spent most of a flight home from San Francisco in handcuffs after allegedly abusing and threatening crew.
The spat between Air New Zealand and Dunedin International Airport over increased airport fees is being watched "with interest" by Commerce Minister Craig Foss.
A Dunedin travel agency owner has leapt to the defence of Dunedin International Airport, saying Air New Zealand has been treating Dunedin like "a cash cow" for years, and the airline needs to take the airport's increased landing charges on the chin.
A dogfight has broken out between airports and airlines over landing fees, with accusations continuing to fly between affected parties.
Air New Zealand passengers who fancy themselves as pro-golfers will have the opportunity to putt for prizes on selected flights between Auckland and Queenstown in the next five days.
Most people booked to fly on Air New Zealand's ATR fleet today will be able to travel, the airline says, despite flights showing as cancelled at Dunedin International Airport today.
Air New Zealand is inspecting its ATR fleet after hairline cracks were found around the cockpit windows of one of its planes.
Air New Zealand is planning its first foray into South America with a charter flight in September using the new all black Boeing 777-300.
Air New Zealand this morning unveiled plans to cut 441 jobs after a big plunge in profits for the first half of the financial year, with a 71pc drop in normalised earnings before tax.
Air New Zealand, long regarded as one of the world's premier airlines, showed yesterday just how tough the global airline industry has become.