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Clement Charpentreau
New Zealand government apologizes for Antarctica deadliest crash

Forty years ago, Air New Zealand chartered flight 901 to Antarctica that was supposed to show its passengers the beauties of the southernmost continent.  Unfortunately, the DC-10 crashed into the side of Mount Erebus and kill the 257 people on board, making the flight the deadliest incident in the history of New Zealand. On November 28, 2019, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern apologized for the government’s handling of the situ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Project Kiwirise: Air New Zealand announces route to New York

Air New Zealand has announced that it is cutting flights between Los Angeles and London starting 2020. Instead, using the available capacity, the airline will operate a new route to New York....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Air New Zealand inks 8 787-10 Dreamliners deal with Boeing

Air New Zealand and Boeing have inked a $2.7 billion (at list prices) worth contract for eight 787-10s. The Dreamliners are to replace the airline’s aging 777-200ERs. The airline, which already operates several Trent 1000-powered Dreamliners, appears to be tired with the never-ending Rolls-Royce engines issues, as it opted for Genx for its new purchase. ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Jetstar to ax New Zealand regional flights from November 2019

After a lot of enthusiasm in 2015, when Jetstar announced the new routes, the low-cost carrier is potentially exiting the market as the routes were making constant losses, leaving employees and passengers stranded:...


AeroTime Team
Air New Zealand awaits Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engine return soon

Air New Zealand is awaiting its last remaining out-of-service Rolls-Royce engines to return to operation in the upcoming months, the airline has revealed announcing its latest financial results. The flag carrier has been hit by several rounds of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 problems that continue to affect its operations....


AeroTime Team
Air New Zealand orders 8 Dreamliners to replace 777s

Air New Zealand has just signed a commitment for eight Dreamliners, boosting the worth of Boeing’s backlog by $2.7 billion. While it is the first publicly announced deal by Boeing after the 737 MAX crisis went in full swing, it is not, however, the only plane order for the manufacturer in recent months....


Clement Charpentreau
Air New Zealand pilots turn back after plane “hits something”

An Air New Zealand flight turned back to land at departing airport after pilots believed the aircraft hit something on takeoff, on April 19, 2019....


AeroTime Team
Air New Zealand plane takes off from Auckland, lands in scandal

An Air New Zealand flight en route to Shanghai turned back and landed at the departing airport on February 9, 2019. Now, three days later, the occurrence is still causing a stir, as the reported reason behind the comeback taps into a highly sensitive political issue: allegedly, the plane was turned away because its paperwork contained a reference to Taiwan....


Jason Shaw
Air New Zealand receives first A321neo

Air New Zealand has celebrated the delivery of the airline's first A321neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. The carrier has a number of firm orders for Airbus A320neo family aircra...


Jason Shaw
Airbus A321-200neo delivery for Air New Zealand.

Air New Zealand has taken delivery of a brand new Airbus A321-200neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1133G-JM engines, with aircraft leasing firm, Air Lease Corporation. This A321-200neo is...