A Qantas Airways jumbo jet was tonight on its way to Los Angeles after it was grounded overnight in Auckland following an in-flight problem with one of its engines.
Australia's airline safety body said today it would expand its investigation of Qantas after the company announced it temporarily pulled six aircraft from service because of irregularities in maintenance records.
The Civil Aviation Authority is satisfied with Pacific Blue's response to an incident, in which one of its planes swung away from a boarding gate at Wellington Airport as passengers disembarked.
A computer problem led to planes being grounded across the country today.
Airline competition stepped up a notch today with Air New Zealand announcing plans to slash its domestic baggage charges.
National air carrier Air New Zealand Ltd says it is freezing the salaries of its most senior executives and reviewing its non-essential operations.
Transpower New Zealand is worried Queenstown Airport's proposal to extend flight fans - the airspace where aeroplanes take off and land - can interfere with its ability to maintain powerlines.
Flights out of Dunedin International Airport have been cut as airlines struggle with surging fuel prices and a drop in demand.
Aspiring domestic airline Kiwijet has not disappeared off the radar but says it will only launch if fuel prices drop, and not before next year.
The future of the Te Anau area as a tourism destination was confirmed on Saturday at the official opening of the $7.1 million airport at Manapouri.
Three international airlines have cancelled heavy maintenance checks by Air New Zealand because of industrial action by its engineers.
A United States man's bid to break the round-the-world helicopter flight record will be tracked and assisted by Dunedin-based GPS company TracPlus
Record fuel prices have forced Air New Zealand's domestic fare prices up for the second time in two months, again by an average 3%.
Pilots at a Civil Aviation Authority seminar in Queenstown last night had a refresher course in fuel management, with presenter Andrew Warland-Browne.
Air New Zealand's Shanghai-based flight attendants are being paid a quarter the salary of their New Zealand colleagues - less than the legal minimum wage in this country.
Air New Zealand will be carrying Dunedin passengers to Australia from the beginning of next month, but not the region's freight.
Air New Zealand yesterday announced an improved profit for the six months ended December and poured more money into the Government's coffers through an increased interim dividend.
Pacific Blue planes might be flying south by the middle of the year.
Aspiring airline Kiwijet has delayed its start-up date but is still talking of flying into Dunedin and Invercargill.