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Air New Zealand is ripping the interiors of eight of its widebody Boeing

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Air New Zealand is ripping the interiors of eight of its widebody Boeing



Loading Air New Zealand is ripping the interiors out of eight of its widebody Boeing 777-200s and refitting them with new seats, new cabin furniture and the very latest inFlight entertainment systems. Photo/NZME.Video will play in

Air New Zealand is ripping the interiors out of eight of its widebody Boeing 777-200s and refitting them with new seats, new cabin furniture and the very latest inFlight entertainment systems.

The work, which will cost around $100 million, is aimed at bringing the older planes up to the standard of newer ones and has given more than 100 engineers who faced being laid off work for up to 18 months.

The project is a combination of Kiwi can do relying on company design expertise and modifying some of the seats and furniture that's stripped out of the planes to buying in United States built seats that come ready loaded with seat back entertainment systems.
Inside the refit of one of Air New Z…

Tigerair Australia Signs New Support Contract

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Tigerair Australia Signs New Support Contract



Tigerair Australia has inked a long term partnership with AJW Aviation for delivering support services on its fleet of 13 Airbus A320 Aircraft.

The contract will include complete inventory Technical management for components, major assemblies, wheels and brakes, auxiliary power units, thrust reversers and consumables, Tigerair and AJW said in a joint statement on Monday.

The tie up with Tiger air was AJW’s First major contract in Australia and comes on top of the company’s strategic supplier relationship with Air New Zealand that was forged in 2013.

AJW said Tigerair would also benefit from the specialist capabilities provided by Air NZ’s TechOps repair stations in Auckland and Christchurch.

Tigerair chief executive Rob Sharp said the Airline was focused on building a more efficient operating platform as part of its three year transformation program.

Tigerair is not only committed to sustaining affordable air travel for our customers throughout …

New Zealand SAS Training Of Iraqi Forces Possible John Key May Follow Tony Abbot

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New Zealand SAS Training Of Iraqi Forces Possible John Key May Follow Tony Abbot


According to reports, Bishop had travelled to Baghdad, Iraq's capital city, to finalise the agreement on Australia's role to advise and assist Iraqi troops and strengthen their defences.Mr Key, who has long been hounded by speculative reports of his impending decision to send troops, said training is definitely an option.

3News reports that the prime minister has yet to announce New Zealand's Official decision concerning the deployment of Kiwi troops. He has reportedly discussed the situation in Iraq with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott over the phone last Oct.

Mr Key told media that Mr Abbott neither encouraged nor discouraged New Zealand from its plans. However, Mr Key said Australia would "welcome" any kind of action taken by New Zealand. He has quelled reports of SAS being sent to combat against ISIS on the ground but considers following Australia in deploying troops to Iraq. …

More Flight Options At Changi For TRAVELLERS

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More Flight Options At Changi For TRAVELLERS

TRAVELLERS at Changi Airport will have more Flight options in the coming weeks with existing carriers boosting services and new Airlines landing.

Direct Flights will be available for the first time to Phu Quoc,Vietnam's largest island.

More seats will be added to Kuala Lumpur, Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, Colombo in Sri Lanka, London, and Auckland in New Zealand, with plans by carriers to either add Flights or use bigger planes.


This should be a boon for travellers, said Aviation analysts, as the increase is expected to bring fares down on these routes.

The enhancements, part of an overall network review that carriers typically do biannually, will add 100 new Flights and more than 20,000 seats a week to Changi's network, Changi Airport Group told The Straits Times.

The new services will be added starting from the end of this month and operate until the next big review is done at the end of March. It will bring the total number of weekl…

Australia vs New Zealand

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Australia vs New Zealand 

All Blacks secure last gasp victory 



New Zealand scored and converted a last gasp try to seal a dramatic 29 victory over Australia in Brisbane on Saturday in the final Bledisloe Cup clash of 2014.

The Wallabies led 28-22 as the game at Suncorp Stadium entered the 80th minute, but Malakai Fekitoa crashed over with three seconds left on the clock and Colin Slade coolly added the crucial extras after the siren.

The win secured the All Blacks a 2-0 series triumph, following the 12-12 draw in Sydney and a 51-20 rout in Auckland.

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie immediately announced his resignation after the match, just a year away from the 2015 Rugby World Cup. He confirmed that he had handed in his letter of resignation to the Australian Rugby Union on Saturday morning before the match, but had only informed the players after the game.

New Zealand celebrate Malakai Fekitoa's try New Zealand celebrate Malakai Fekitoa's try Spearheaded by the incisive running and u…

Economy at a premium Lufthansa, Singapore join comfy class cadre

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Economy at a premium Lufthansa, Singapore join comfy class cadre


With huge business Class Cabins and more long haul International Aircraft outfitted with first class than any other Airline, Lufthansa has always zealously guarded its reputation as a premium carrier for business travelers.

Which makes it so peculiar that the German Airline waited until last week to launch premium economy, the fastest growing upscale cabin in the global skies.
Lufthansa hasn't been alone in slow walking its way to premium economy, however. Singapore Airlines, another carrier with a global reputation for top-notch service, doesn't launch its version of the service until next year.

But now that Singapore Air is committed and Lufthansa is all in more than 100 of its Aircraft will have the better than coach service by next summer the rise of International premium economy is nearly complete.After starting as a curiosity 20 years ago,then becoming a niche product, premium economy now has an undeniable plac…

Air New Zealand Boosts Flight Capacity To Fiji

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Air New Zealand Boosts Flight Capacity To Fiji



AIR New Zealand will increase its Flight capacity to Fiji by 12 per cent beginning next year.

This was confirmed by Tourism Fiji Acting CEO Ken Freer in Nadi today.

Mr Freer said the increase in Air New Zealands Flights to Fiji will mean that more tourists are expected to arrive from New Zealand.

He said the Airline would also provide a MARKETING opportunity for Fiji.





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Air NZ and SQ alliance takes Flight

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Air NZ and SQ alliance takes Flight



Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines will launch their alliance on January 6, 2015, with codeshare Flights now on sale for both Airlines’ services between New Zealand and Singapore.

As reported by ETN, London, Manchester, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Moscow, Munich, Rome and Zurich are the 11 cities customers can enjoy codeshare connectivity to and from the UK and Europe.

The Star Alliance carriers will now be operating one return service each per day on the Singapore ,Auckland route and Singapore Airlines operating a daily return service between Singapore and Christchurch, New Zealand. 

Through their new alliance, New Zealand and Singapore Airlines goal is to increase their existing capacity between New Zealand and Singapore by up to 30% year round over time, while delivering enhanced benefits to their customers.

Air New Zealand will now operate a newly refurbished Boeing 777-200 Aircraft on the Auckland Singapore route featu…

Coober Pedy gets runway upgrade, keeps Rex service

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Coober Pedy gets runway upgrade, keeps Rex service



Construction on widening the runway at Coober Pedy Airport will commence in November after the project secured state FUNDING,in a move that ensures Regional Express (Rex) will be able to maintain services from Adelaide using Saab 340 Aircraft.

The South Australian government has backed $1.3 million project to widen the runway to 30 metres, from 18 metres currently, so it will meet international regulations.
Coober Pedy district council mayor Steve Baines said the council was ready to begin work once the paperwork was settled.

The threat to our vital Air service has been lifted,Cr Baines said in a statement.

Losing the Rex Flights would have killed off the tourism industry and had major impact on the residents of Coober Pedy and surrounding areas. Council and I are delighted that this has been resolved.

Figures from the SA government showed 75 per cent of passengers on Flights to Coober Pedy were visitors to the town.

SA transport and infrast…

Love Is In The Air For Kiwi Stars

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Love Is In The Air For Kiwi Stars



Temperature's not the only thing heating up this Spring  the love lives of some of our favourite celebrities are also sizzling.

TV One's Greg Boyed will be pleased his long distance love affair is over he is brought his new bride, gorgeous Swiss singer songwriter Caroline Chevin, home to live.

Boyed, an accomplished muso, surprised his TVNZ colleagues by secretly marrying Chevin in Switzerland earlier this year.

The new Mrs Boyed is delighted to be here, telling: Me and my suitcase full of Toblerone have just hit New Zealand ground and I am really excited to start my new life Downunder.

I want to discover more of this beautiful country, learn about Kiwi culture and hopefully get inspired to make more music." We hope the pair enjoy a long, hot summer.

There is plenty of other talk around town about actors, politicians and sports stars hooking up, though many of them were not keen to share their romantic good fortune with Spy.



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