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Air New Zealand orders eight Boeing 787-10s

Air New Zealand has signed an order for eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners worth $2.7 billion at list prices. The deal includes options for 12 more 787’s which could see the total order rise to 20 aircraft, as well as substitution rights which would allow the carrier to swap same 787-10s for 787-9s if required. The deal to replace Air New …

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Air New Zealand rap’s it’s newest safety video

Air New Zealand launch Boeing 787-9 in all-back livery leaves Boeing paint shop.

For a few years many airline’s have been putting effort into making unique safety videos. Producing an innovative safety video gives the airline an opportunity to differentiate themselves in one of their most routine tasks while also providing a viral marketing opportunity. It also allows the airline to promote their product and partnerships. For example the below safety video from …

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Air New Zealand’s new Hobbit themed safety video takes you to Middle Earth

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Air New Zealand has always been known for its unusual and edgy on-board air safety videos. In 2009, the airline’s staff ‘bared it all’ and briefed us wearing nothing but body paint in this video. Early this year, the airline marked the 50th anniversary of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and used this air safety video “Safety in Paradise” featuring …

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China Airlines receives first Boeing 777-300ER featuring “family couch” economy seat

China Airlines' first Boeing 777-300ER B-18051.

Taiwan’s China Airlines’ first Boeing 777-300ER aircraft has landed at its home base of Taipei. Line number 1227, registration B-18051 is part of a 10 aircraft order. The carrier will induct two more 777-300ERs in October and November this year. The 777-300ERs will feature a new cabin product designed by award-winning Taiwanese architect Ray Chen. China Airlines will seat 358 …

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Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand alliance code-share flights on sale now

Star Alliance members Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand who announced an alliance in February, will launch their flights under the alliance from January 6, 2015. Tickets for their code-share flights are on sale now. The alliance will see the two airlines operating one daily round-trip flight each, between Singapore and Auckland, and Singapore Airlines operating a daily flight between …

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Boeing legally delivers first 787-9 Dreamliner to Air New Zealand

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A little over 10 years after they ordered 10 of the aircraft, launch customer, Air New Zealand received contractual delivery of the first 787-9 Dreamliner from Boeing yesterday. The legal delivery marks the first formal acceptance by the airline of the new larger Dreamliner. The aircraft received its certification by the two major bodies, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) …

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Singapore Airline and Air New Zealand form alliance

Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand have agreed to form an alliance enabling Air New Zealand to fly the Auckland-Singapore route again and Singapore Airlines to operate the Airbus A380 to New Zealand for the first time. Air New Zealand last operated to Singapore in 2006. The A380 would be operated daily by Singapore Airlines between Singapore and Auckland, progressively …

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Video: Air New Zealand’s sexy new safety video featuring swimsuit bikini super-models

If you fly Air New Zealand, from the end of February be prepared to see this video of your favourite bikini-clad super-models demonstrating the safety procedures. The airline known for its forward-looking, racy, and anything-goes approach to air safety videos, has released a new four minute ten second one titled “Safety in Paradise” featuring Sports Illustrated swimsuit super-models Chrissy Teigen, …

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Boeing 787-9 visits Auckland, home of launch customer Air New Zealand

US airframer Boeing flew the latest variant of the Dreamliner, the 787-9, to Auckland, home of launch customer Air New Zealand, marking the 787-9’s international debut and its longest flight since flight testing on this new variant began. Aircraft number ZB002 registered N787FT, the second of three 787-9s dedicated to the flight-test program, flew 13 hours and 49 minutes non-stop, …

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Virgin Australia expands codeshare on Air New Zealand domestic routes

By BA Staff Virgin Australia has expanded its codeshare agreement with Air New Zealand, adding its code to an additional 17 routes across New Zealand. Virgin Australia already codeshares to all Air New Zealand destinations in New Zealand however today’s announcement means that customers now have more choice than ever before on how to get to their destination. Virgin Australia …

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Kiwi same sex couple ties the knot at 30,000 feet

An Auckland based couple made history today by becoming the first same sex couple in New Zealand to marry in flight. Find the details below.  19th August 2013  An Auckland-based couple has this morning made history celebrating the legalisation of same sex marriage in New Zealand by saying “I do” in the skies. Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau, who have been …

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Bloopers of Air New Zealand’s nude safety demonstration video “Bare Essentials”

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Considering the importance of safety, Air New Zealand wanted to make sure people were paying attention to their safety announcements and developed this very ingenious safety video with crew wearing nothing but body paint. Air New Zealand’s nude safety demonstration video “Bare Essentials” took the internet by storm. [bsu_youtube_advanced url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-Mq9HAE62Y” width=”640″ height=”360″ controls=”alt” autohide=”yes” showinfo=”no” rel=”no” modestbranding=”yes” theme=”light” wmode=”transparent” class=”javascript:void(0);”] …

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Air New Zealand offers London visitors a new iPhone application – London Spot-on

Air New Zealand is offering its passengers an iPhone extension of it’s famous Inflight Concierge service. London-Spot-On™, a free iPhone application which can be downloaded from iTunes, helps travelers find the top local spots for a purchase or a pint, provides one-touch access to resources such as travel deals, tube maps, hand-picked recommendations and can’t-miss events, tourist sites, and insider …

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The best wine cellars in the sky

Very rarely do I get an opportunity to combine my two passions of aviation and wine and write about it. A very special thanks to the In-flight Supervisor on a recent Singapore Airlines flight who went in to the first class cellar and served me a superlative Chateau Leoville Poyferre, St. Julien, Bordeaux. Even at 35,000ft, it was one the …

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