Air New Zealand is the national airline of the eponymous country New Zealand. The airline offers flights to destinations in New Zealand, Oceania, Asia, North America, and Europe.
Air New Zealand is for more than 50% owned by the government of New Zealand. The airline has a few subsidiaries among which Air New Zealand Cargo, Air Nelson, and Mount Cook Airline. Air New Zealand Link, which operates regional flights, is a brand name for Air Nelson and Mount Cook Airline combined.
- Parent company
- New Zealand Government
- Star Alliance
- Frequent Flyer Program
Air New Zealand is an old airline that was founded in 1940 as TEAL(Tasman Empire Airways Limited) and started operating one year later. In 1965, the airline changed its name to the current name Air New Zealand when the government took a 50% stake in the airline. In 1978, National Airways Corporation was merged in Air New Zealand and in 1999 the airline became part of Star Alliance.
All passengers traveling by Air New Zealand can bring 1 large piece of baggage and 1 small item with them. Premium Economy, Business and Star Alliance Gold Members are permitted to bring an additional item of cabin baggage. The amount of permitted checked baggage depends on the travel class and destination. Please consult website Air New Zealand for more information.
Air New Zealand is installing in-flight Wi-Fi on their Boeing 787 and 777 aircraft as well on their Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. Please consult website Air New Zealand for more information.
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