Christchurch Airport partnership with Alibaba

Christchurch Airport has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alibaba, the world’s largest retail commerce company, to connect small and regional New Zealand businesses with Chinese visitors before, during and after their visit, opening up the power of micro exporting for New Zealand.   The agreement is designed to improve the experience and ease for Chinese […]

Malaysia Airlines – world’s first to enlist 100% Global Flight Tracking

SITAONAIR, Aireon and FlightAware today announced that Malaysia Airlines will be the first SITAONAIR airline customer to benefit from a revolutionary flight tracking partnership. Under the agreement, all Malaysia Airlines aircraft will have access to minute-by-minute, 100% global, flight tracking data, delivered by SITAONAIR’s AIRCOM® FlightTracker.    This solution will enhance the existing SITAONAIR AIRCOM® […]

Sichuan Airlines – Direct Flight Chengdu – Auckland

On June 13, Sichuan Airlines will open a non-stop flight between Auckland and Chengdu . This route operates three times a week and will be served by A330 aircraft. The flying time is around 13 hours . Flight number from Auckland to Chengdu is 3U8910  and it  departs from Auckland at 8:30pm and arrives in Chengdu at 6:00am the next day . Fl ight number from Chengdu to Auckland is 3U8909 and i t departs from Chengdu at 1:55am and arrives in Auckland at 6:45pm  ( All are in local times of Chengdu and Auckland respectively, winter time ). To book tickets, passengers can […]

Air China : Direct Melbourne – Shenzhen Service

Air China, the official carrier of the People’s Republic of China , today announced that a direct service between Melbourne and Shenzhen will commence on 20 June, 2017 . The service CA767/768 will operate three times per week on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Currently, Air China operates 3 times weekly service from Melbourne to Beijing and 4 times weekly service between Melbourne and Shanghai . The new direct route will be operated by […]

More flights to Niue

Twice-a-week return flights to Niue from Auckland will now operate year-round following an agreement between the Niue Government and Air New Zealand. Previously the airline has operated one service a week between early November and late March; it is now extending operations during that period to twice-weekly. Niue Tourism Director of Marketing Felicity Bollen says […]

Mille Crepe Cakes to Singapore Passengers

On May 1, 2017, all global travellers in Suites, First Class and Business Class will receive a special, customised slice of Lady M Signature Mille Crepes as a way of celebrating SIA’s birthday in the skies. This unprecedented, one day only event sponsored by Lady M will not only deliver the highest quality Lady M confection to passengers, but will reinforce both […]

Bachelor NZ flies AirAsia

The Bachelor’s Zac Franich Laps Up AirAsia X Premium Flatbed The Bachelor New Zealand’s Zac Franich has travelled in style to Thailand in his quest for love in season three of the hit Three television production. The latest instalment of The Bachelor New Zealand series saw Zac and the remaining bachelorettes fly to exotic Thailand with Asia’s award-winning […]

Qatar – first with high-speed broadband on flights

Qatar Airways made a host of exciting announcements to kick-start day one of the Middle East’s biggest travel show in Dubai. At the highly anticipated annual press conference Qatar Airways announced it will be the first airline in the Middle East to launch high-speed broadband on flights starting this summer, along with a brand new […]

Jetstar fails to fly!

International airline customer satisfaction survey grounds Jetstar Qantas’s low cost carrier, Jetstar, has landed last in an international customer satisfaction survey that rated airlines on their check-in and boarding processes as well as their meals, punctuality and cleanliness. “This is yet more evidence that Jetstar needs to clean up its act. It’s one thing to […]

Qatar Airway’s QSuite

Qatar Airways made a host of exciting announcements to kick-start day one of the Middle East’s biggest travel show in Dubai today. At the highly anticipated annual press conference Qatar Airways announced it will be the first airline in the Middle East to launch high-speed broadband on flights starting this summer, along with a brand new […]