Air New Zealand is the national carrier of New Zealand. Founded in 1940, Air New Zealand went through a tumultuous phase when it was privatized and then taken over again by the Government of New Zealand in 2001. Since then the airline has done well and achieved several distinctions.
Air New Zealand operates from three hubs situated in Auckland Airport, Wellington International Airport and Christchurch International Airport. The focus cities are Los Angeles International Airport and Sydney Airport.
Air New Zealand operates a modern fleet of 103 aircraft comprising 30 Airbus, 24 Boeing and 49 Turbo-prop aircraft.
The IATA code for Air New Zealand is NZ. The ICAO code for Air New Zealand is ANZ. The Callsign for Air New Zealand is NEW ZEALAND.
Air New Zealand Codeshares
Air New Zealand has entered into codeshare agreements with 22 airlines that include such renowned airlines as Air Canada, Air China, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines.
Air New Zealand in Star Alliance
Air New Zealand is an alliance partner with Star Alliance. The alliance allows Air New Zealand to offer services to 1330 airports in 192 countries through partner airlines. Passengers flying on Air New Zealand ticket with alliance partners are also eligible for rewards.
Air New Zealand Cabin Classes
Air New Zealand offers a range of cabin travel classes. Business Premier is the top cabin class that allows aisle access to every seat. The foot rest also acts as a visitor seat. The set converts into a flat seat. The seat is equipped with all the facilities required for dining, reading and enjoying in-flight entertainment.
Pacific Premium Economy class provides priority services such as faster check-in, baggage handling and higher baggage allowance.
Pacific Economy is also provided with several amenities such as power connections, iPod and USB. A unique feature is the sleep pillow that does not fall off.
Economy SkyCouch is a special seat that can be converted into a flat one. This is made available as a set of three seats to enable families to cuddle up.
Air New Zealand Frequent Flyer Program
The airline operates a frequent flyer program under the style of Airpoints. Flyers on Air New Zealand flights and partner flights earn Airpoints Dollars which can then be redeemed for flights and gifts available on Airpoints Store. Airpoints are awarded when shopping for products and services with more than 50 Air New Zealand partners which may include both non-travel based and travel-based partners.
Air New Zealand Services
Some of the other services offered by Air New Zealand include Airpoints for Business, Above & Beyond, Tandem and Air New Zealand Travel Card.
Accolades for Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand has won many awards given by various agencies related to air transportation. It received the Airline of the Year award for 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012 and 2010. In 2014, it was declared as the safest airline in the world. It has won many awards for its Best Premium Economy Class of travel.