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The Australia-NZ travel bubble has already led to a massive spike in bookings – but authorities don’t expect tourism to hit pre-pandemic levels before 2022

Airlines and travel agencies have reported hundredfold spikes in interest for destinations in New Zealand, after the two-way quarantine-free travel bubble was revealed. Reciprocal travel will open at midnight on April 18, allowing travellers to cross the Tasman without undergoing mandatory COVID-19 hotel quarantine. Some travel mainstays remain cautious about […]
The Australia-NZ travel bubble has already led to a massive spike in bookings – but authorities don’t expect tourism to hit pre-pandemic levels before 2022
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Strict boarding groups and no snacks: Air New Zealand’s new guidelines show what domestic air travel could look like for the near future

Air New Zealand has revealed how its flights will change during the coronavirus pandemic. The airline will be spacing passengers on its aircraft and ditching food and beverages during flights. It will also remove its inflight magazine. Visit Business Insider Australia’s homepage for more stories. Air New Zealand is resuming […]
Strict boarding groups and no snacks: Air New Zealand’s new guidelines show what domestic air travel could look like for the near future
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Virgin Australia and Tiger are cutting more flights, as the coronavirus and falling demand are expected to cost the airlines up to $75 million

Virgin Australia is cutting 3% of its total flights following weak demand. Virgin-owned Tigerair is also withdrawing five of its domestic flights. The flight reductions come as the coronavirus affects the travel industry. Visit Business Insider Australia’s homepage for more stories. Virgin is slashing more flights. Virgin Australia will be […]
Virgin Australia and Tiger are cutting more flights, as the coronavirus and falling demand are expected to cost the airlines up to $75 million
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A flight from New Zealand to China had to turn around after 3 hours in the air, and it could be because of an incendiary dispute over whether Taiwan is a real country

An Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to Shanghai was unexpected forced to turn back three hours into its 11-hour journey on Saturday. Airline authorities said it was because the particular aircraft wasn’t certified to enter China. But sources told Stuff news website that it was because the airline had […]
A flight from New Zealand to China had to turn around after 3 hours in the air, and it could be because of an incendiary dispute over whether Taiwan is a real country
Lifestyle

Nightmare Air New Zealand flight leaves 20% of passengers vomiting

A flight into Invercargill Airport on Wednesday night was so rough emergency services were waiting to treat unwell passengers, while Air New Zealand also quickly agreed to fork out a refund as a result of the nightmare experience. Invercargill man Owen Scott was on board the flight with his wife, […]
Nightmare Air New Zealand flight leaves 20% of passengers vomiting
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The 21 safest airlines in the world

AirlineRatings.com has released its annual list of the safest airlines in the world. The publication’s editorial team selected the 21 safest carriers from a pool of 405 airlines. Australia’s Qantas was named the safest airline in the world. Other major carriers that made the list include American Airlines, United Airlines, […]
The 21 safest airlines in the world
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The 10 best airlines in the world for 2019

Singapore Airlines has been named the best airline in the world for 2019 by AirlineRatings.com. Singapore’s victory ends Air New Zealand‘s five-year run atop the rankings. AirlineRatings.com evaluated airlines based on 12 criteria including fleet age, passenger reviews, product offerings, and profitability. No airlines from Europe and North America made […]
The 10 best airlines in the world for 2019
Tech

Air New Zealand to launch the world’s first self-piloted air taxi service

Air New Zealand and Zephyr Airworks have signed an agreement to bring the world’s first autonomous electric air taxi service to New Zealand. The agreement between the national carrier and autonomous air taxi operator Cora signals the intention to form a long-term relationship to make autonomous, electric air travel a […]
Air New Zealand to launch the world’s first self-piloted air taxi service