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‘Poor GSE’ forces Air New Zealand to suspend flights

Air New Zealand has reportedly temporarily halted operations to and from Samoa due to "poor GSE" that does not meet the airline's standards. According to Simple Flying, the carrier has cancelled two flights and is attempting to rebook passengers on narrowbody aircraft to their original destinatio...

Air New Zealand teams with Auckland Airport for AI in airside operations

Air New Zealand has teamed up with Auckland Airport to test the use of computer AI to improve aircraft turnaround time and airside operations. The Swiss AI software startup Assaia supplied artificial intelligence technology utilizes cameras installed at ramps and aerobridges to captu...

Air NZ teams up with Swissport for Australian operations

Swissport has been appointed ground handler for Air New Zealand in four major airports in Australia, following a competitive tender focussed on safety, service and operational performance. The contract win means Swissport will handle 8,000 additional flights in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth...

Air NZ moves into 3D printing with local firm

Air New Zealand has partnered with a local firm to further develop 3D printing parts and how they can be used in its operations. The airline has been working with the North Shore based, New Zealand owned and operated company which specialises in the design and manufacture of 3D printed titanium a...

Air New Zealand to offer industry-first meat-free burger onboard

Air New Zealand is to become the first airline in the industry to offer a meat-free burger onboard. The product, entitled the Impossible Burger, was launched in the US two years ago and has become popular with those seeking a meat-free, environmentally-conscious alternative. The airline will b...

Christchurch Airport pledge to have 100% electric vehicle fleet by 2030

Christchurch Airport in New Zealand has committed to transitioning its complete vehicle fleet to electric by 2030% following in the steps of London Heathrow and Air New Zealand. The Climate Group's EV100 initiative is what has propelled the airport to make the decision. “With 6.5 million peo...

Air NZ accelerates waste reduction project in conjunction with LSG Sky Chefs

Air New Zealand's environmental initiative in conjunction with LSG Sky Chefs, Project Green, has accelerated with more than 132 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill in the first nine months. The airline stated: "Project Green was launched in August last year in conjunction with the airline's ca...

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