Air New Zealand
Based in Auckland, Air New Zealand is the flag carrier airline of New Zealand. Air New Zealand operates scheduled passenger flights to 21 domestic and 31 international destinations in 19 countries around the Pacific rim and the United Kingdom.Air New Zealand serves only five of the domestic destinations; subsidiaries serve the remaining 16 destinations.
Air New Zealand’s network expands from New Zealand to Australia, the South West Pacific, Asia, North America, South America and the United Kingdom. The Air New Zealand Group operates a global network that provides air passenger services and cargo transport services to, from and within New Zealand to more than 15 million passengers a year. Air New Zealand operates five fifth freedom routes (i.e. between two non-New Zealand destinations), the most notable being the daily Los Angeles – London Heathrow service, operating as an extension of one of its Auckland – Los Angeles services. The airline operates weekly flights from Rarotonga to Sydney and Los Angeles, in addition to flights connecting via Auckland. The airline also serves eight summer charter destinations in Japan from Auckland.
Air New Zealand and its wholly owned subsidiaries operate a total of 105 aircraft. The mainline fleet consists of 55 aircraft: 30 Airbus A320 jet aircraft for domestic and short-haul international flights, and eight Boeing 777-200ER, seven Boeing 777-300ER and ten Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jet aircraft for long-haul flights. Air New Zealand's aircraft vary in size from the Bombardier Q300 to the Boeing 777-300. Air New Zealand has been a member of the Star Alliance since 1999, and was awarded Airline of the Year in 2010and 2012 by the Air Transport World Global Airline Awards. In 2014, Air New Zealand was ranked the safest airline in the world by JACDEC.