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Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand was founded in 1940 under the name of Tasman Empire Airways Limited.

Today, the airline is a leading carrier in the southern hemisphere, where it serves 4 dozen destinations and has a fleet of just under 100 planes.

Air New Zealand is part of the Star Alliance, together with Lufthansa, Thai Airways, United Airlines.

In the 1990s, Air New Zealand has experienced severe financial problems, also being half owner of Ansett Australia, which went bankrupt due to lack of funds, inability to modernize fleet and adapt to the new market conditions. Air New Zealand has already overstretched itself, has expanded so much that it could not ensure enough capital injection for the Australian carrier. Air New Zealand had severe losses when Ansett went bankrupt.

After the even, Air New Zealand has relaunched itself and is a successful carrier today.


Fact sheet


 General company information...

Official name: 

Air New Zealand



IATA designator:


ICAO designator:



Auckland, New Zealand


Star Alliance



Auckland International Airport - Auckland, New Zealand

Christchurch International Airport - Christchurch, New Zealand

Focus cities, regions,

secondary hubs:

Los Angeles International Airport - Los Angeles (California), USA

Number of destinations:


 Fleet & flights-related...

Fleet size:


Aircraft types used:

Airbus A320


Beechcraft 1900D

Boeing 737, Boeing 747, Boeing 767, Boeing 777, Boeing 787

Bombardier Dash Q300

Saab 340

Accidents & incidents:



Number of passengers:




Frequent flyer program:


Other important issues:

- Air New Zealand has ordered 4 Boeing 787-9 airplanes, therefore it'll be among the first users of this type of aircraft




48 destinations are served, among them are:



Hong Kong


Los Angeles





San Francisco






The carrier's fleet consists of many long range airplanes, this due to the location of the country and the necessity to connect with faraway destinations.

Today, it is among one of the largest airlines in the World, it has a fleet of almost 100 airplanes, about 2 dozen of them large aircraft used for long haul flights, but there also are smaller planes, such as Beechcraft, Saab 340, ATR models. Many flights are operated to nearby islands, Southeast Asia and Australia.

In 2007, Air New Zealand operated 5 types of Boeing aircraft.


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 Last modified/updated: October 25, 2007


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