New Zealand

New Zealand to keep borders closed until at least mid-2021

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said that New Zealand’s borders will remain closed until the country’s population is vaccinated and protected....


Study reveals evidence of in-flight transmission of COVID-19

A study, conducted by several authors, have revealed how COVID-19 was transmitted during an Emirates flight, despite there being pre-flight testing....


Burning $85M a month, Air New Zealand awards CEO by $2M in shares

Despite burning up to $85 million a month, the CEO of Air New Zealand received a $2 million bonus in the airline’s shares.  ...


Air New Zealand’s CCO resigns after crisis shrinks operations

Air New Zealand’s CCO Cam Wallace has handed in his resignation after 19 years of service to pursue opportunities elsewhere....


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...


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:...


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....


UPDATE: SIA’s drunk pilot, lying crew and disgruntled passengers

UPDATED: Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight between Melbourne, in southeastern Australia, and New Zealand’s capital, Wellington, was cancelled on the morning of September 15, 2018, after a pilot allegedly failed a random breath test....