The first 777-300ER aircraft which is owned by Air New Zealand arrived and was given a very colorful welcome. The aircraft arrived from its base in Boeing's Seattle and is said to be bringing about a revolution in the economy-class.
The aircraft is just one of the five others where various products have been added by Air NZ so that they are able to make traveling experience different for the passengers.
Forsyth Barr broker Peter Young alleged that yesterday there was an approval for the Air New Zealand-Virgin Blue transtasman alliance. It was one of several factors which can lead to a positive 2011 for the countrywide carrier.
Spokeswoman Danielle Keighery assumed that in coming year from March-April surely there would be some good signs to be seen.
For nothing less than 3 years, the Dreamliner project of Boeing is going to make things difficult for Air New Zealand.
At least that is what could be understood from a statement made by the airlines when it announced that it will be getting its first 787 by the end of 2013 only.
They also warned that the date could be further delayed. And if that happens then it would mean that the airline company and its related business are going to suffer.
The plans of a transtasman air alliance of Air New Zealand with the Virgin Blue group got the ultimate approval it had required in this country today.
The approval was officially given by the Transport Minister Stephen Joyce today in the afternoon to the proposal of the two airlines working together on the services and fares offered by them on the transtasman route.
Air New Zealand is decided to guarantee the Cook Islands Cabinet and Air Pacific flights from next year.
Yesterday Radio Australia informed the Air NZ flights between the islands and Los Angeles and Sydney will be financed straight by the money and the new Air Pacific Fiji-Rarotonga route.
The final decision on turning Ohakea Air Force Base into New Zealand's major defence force hub is yet not decided by the Government. Today an agreement of $30 million was offered to Mainzeal Property and Construction Ltd.
The extra infrastructure at the base will be built by the Palmerston North Company.