Tag: New Zealand

Air New Zealand poor GSE

‘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...

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B&H Worldwide achieves airside status at two New Zealand airports

B&H Worldwide has gained airside licences for its drivers to operate vehicles at both Auckland and Christchurch airports in New Zealand. After undertaking and passing tests which include showing a full understanding of airside driving and what to do in an emergency team members working in bot...

New Zealand’s Queenstown Airport strengthens green commitments through sustainability-linked loans

Queenstown Airport has announced it has converted its AUS$100 million bank lending facilities into sustainability-linked loans. Under the loan structure, the airport will directly link its debt to the achievement of specific sustainability targets. Andrew Williamson, Queenstown Airport's chief...

Air bp expands its network with five new locations in New Zealand

Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has expanded its global network with five new locations in New Zealand which include: Thames Aerodrome (TMZ), and Albany Helipad in the North Island and Motueka Aerodrome (MZP), Oamaru Airport (OAM) and Nelson Airport (NSN) in th...

Swissport extends contract with Fiji Airways in New Zealand

Fiji Airways has appointed Swissport its New Zealand ground handling partner for an additional three years, providing full ramp and passenger services. Commencing 16 December 2021, Swissport supports daily flights from Auckland to Fiji (Nadi) utilising the Airbus A330 aircraft, three flights a we...

Chinese travellers help boost growth at Christchurch Airport

Christchurch Airport has announced strong growth for the month of May, including a 26.6 per cent rise in Chinese arrivals, taking its annual growth to 8.5 per cent. The increase contrasts with the national trend, which shows New Zealand’s annual visitor arrival growth decreasing by 5.8 per cen...

Airways New Zealand training facility opened in Beirut

Airways New Zealand has announced an advanced air traffic control training facility has opened in Beirut, Lebanon, using simulation technology developed by the company. Airways, the sole Air Traffic Service provider in New Zealand, developed and installed the air traffic control (ATC) tower and ...

Airfield expansion kicks off next phase of Auckland Airport’s major infrastructure build

Auckland Airport’s airfield expansion project marks the next critical phase of its multi-billion infrastructure development programme designed to revitalise the airport over the next decade. “This is the beginning of a series of truly transformational projects at Auckland Airport,” said An...

Wellington Airport is first adopter of new Veovo platform for enhanced operational insights

Wellington International Airport is the world’s first airport to go live with online airport management system from global airport technology specialists, Veovo. The technology will provide Wellington and its aviation partners with a real-time, predictive overall view of operational activities...

Wellington Airport withdraws application from Environment Court

Wellington Airport has withdrawn its resource consent application for the runway extension from the Environment Court and will reapply early next year. The New Zealand airport said the decision is in light of delays to the process for re-consideration of the project’s Runway End Safety Areas (...

Wellington Airport’s new virtual assistant app for visually impaired passengers

Visually impaired passengers at Wellington Airport now have access to a free virtual assistant, providing live updates and information when travelling through the airport. The virtual assistant app, from US organisation Aira, assists navigation through the airport and helps passengers find specific...

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