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2009-07-02 16:12:28

A New Zealand airline has created an in-flight and online hit with a safety video featuring a pilot and cabin crew dressed only in body paint. The Air New Zealand Bare essentials of safety video features the pilot and crew going through the plane's safety procedures while dressed only in body paint

2008-09-25 15:00:37

By VAN DEN BERGH, Roeland AIR NEW ZEALAND is warning of airlines folding in coming months, and says it will put smaller planes on services to London to save more than $100 million in fuel costs annually.

2008-09-25 15:00:37

By HALL, Kris UNDER-PERFORMING routes will be axed and aircraft downsized as Air New Zealand tries to navigate its way through the global financial turbulence.

2008-09-01 15:00:14

By VAN DEN BERGH, Roeland AIR NEW ZEALAND has warned that its profit for 2009 will hinge on fuel prices remaining below US$140 a barrel. The airline reported a tax-paid profit yesterday of $218 million for the year to June, down 1 per cent on last year.

2008-08-27 15:00:50

By VAN DEN BERGH, Roeland Air New Zealand has warned that its profit for 2009 will hinge on record fuel prices remaining below $US140 a barrel. The airline, 75 per cent- owned by the Government, yesterday reported an annual net profit of $218 million, off 1% on the 2007 year.

2008-07-10 15:00:39

By WEIR, James AIR NEW ZEALAND chief Rob Fyfe and his senior executives will have their pay frozen as the airline faces "a crisis in the industry". The largely state-owned airline was looking everywhere to cut costs and not replace staff as they left the airline, he said yesterday.

2008-07-08 15:00:00

By VAN DEN BERGH, Roeland IF JET FUEL prices do not ease there will be a rapid and significant reshaping of the industry by the end of next year, Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe says.

2008-06-14 15:00:17

By VAN DEN BERGH, Roeland EACH NIGHT two Air New Zealand jets take off from Auckland on a 12-hour flight to Los Angeles. During the 9000-kilometre trip they will pass just two korus heading home, and a solitary flying kangaroo from Qantas.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.