30/11/2012 Air New Zealand Link Cancellations.

The following Air New Zealand Links services did not operate today:

NZ2164 Blenheim – Auckland
NZ2167 Auckland – Blenheim
NZ8075 Wellington – Invercargill
NZ8084 Invercargill – Wellington
NZ8499 Auckland – Paraparaumu.

29/11/2012 Air New Zealand Link Cancellations.

The following Air New Zealand Link flights did not operate today:

NZ2504 Wellington – Taupo
NZ2505 Taupo – Wellington
NZ8071 Christchurch – Invercargill
NZ8072 Invercargill – Christchurch.

A320 ZK-OJO Operates Rotorua Extra.

Air New Zealand A320 ZK-OJO operated an extra Wellington – Rotorua service this morning as NZ1914 then positioned Rotorua – Auckland as NZ6888.

Hobbit B777-300ER ZK-OKP Wellington Flypast.

Hobbit liveried Boeing 777-319ER ZK-OKP operated an Auckland – Auckland flight as NZ6693 this afternoon in order to make a low fly past of Wellington and The Hobbit movie premiere.

Hobbit B777-300ER ZK-OKP Shows Off in Wellington.

Air New Zealand Boeing 777-319ER ZK-OKP positioned Auckland – Wellington this morning as NZ6691 to show off its new Hobbit livery and to drop off the cast and crew for the Hobbit movie premiere. The aircraft positioned Wellington – Auckland during the afternoon as NZ6692.

Air New Zealand A320 ZK-OJE Positioning and Diverted Flights.

Air New Zealand A320 ZK-OJE positioned Auckland – Christchurch this morning as NZ6003 in order to operate NZ891 Christchurch – Melbourne. However due to weather at Melbourne this aircraft diverted to Sydney and then positioned Sydney – Auckland as NZ6007. NZ890 Melbourne – Christchurch was cancelled.

26/11/2012 Air New Zealand Link Cancellations.

The following Air New Zealand Link flights did not operate today:

NZ2580 Westport – Wellington
NZ2864 Christchurch – Hokitika
NZ2865 Hokitika – Christchurch
NZ8816 New Plymouth – Auckland.

B777-300ER ZK-OKP Returns with Airline of Middle Earth Livery.

Air New Zealand Boeing 777-319ER ZK-OKP, which has been under maintenance at Auckland since 13th November, returned to traffic today operating NZ2 Auckland – Los Angeles – London Heathrow wearing new “The Hobbit” decals and with a black tail.

Air New Zealand B777-300ER ZK-OKP in The Hobbit Livery

Air New Zealand B777-300ER ZK-OKP in The Hobbit Livery

24/11/2012 Air New Zealand Link Cancellations.

The following Air New Zealand flights did not operate today:

NZ2208 Hamilton – Auckland
NZ2351 Auckland – Rotorua
NZ2360 Rotorua – Auckland
NZ2653 Kerikeri – Auckland
NZ2674 Auckland – Kerikeri
NZ8585 Rotorua – Wellington.

Air New Zealand B777-200ER ZK-OKB Military Charter.

Air New Zealand Boeing 777-219ER positioned Hong Kong – Rockhampton this morning after arriving into Hong Kong as NZ85 from Auckland (depart Auckland 21st November). The aircraft then operated a Rockhampton – Singapore military charter as NZ1963 and will position Singapore – Hong Kong in the early hours of tomorrow morning as NZ6066.

22/11/2012 Air New Zealand Link Cancellations.

The following Air New Zealand Link services did not operate today:

NZ2025 Kerikeri – Auckland
NZ2174 Blenheim – Auckland
NZ2191 Whangarei – Wellington
NZ2231 Gisborne – Wellington
NZ2232 Wellington – Gisborne
NZ2233 Gisborne – Wellington (more…)

21/11/2012 Air New Zealand Link Cancellations.

The following Air New Zealand Link services did not operate today:

NZ2237 Gisborne – Wellington
NZ2238 Wellington – Gisborne
NZ2367 Auckland – Rotorua
NZ2455 Wellington – Blenheim
NZ2472 Blenheim – Wellington
NZ2484 Blenheim – Wellington (more…)

20/11/2012 Air New Zealand Link Cancellations.

The following Air New Zealand Link flights did not operate today:

NZ2856 Auckland – Whangarei
NZ2857 Whangarei – Auckland
NZ5039 Christchurch – Dunedin
NZ5320 Dunedin – Wellington.

18/11/2012 Air New Zealand and Air New Zealand Link Cancellations.

The following Air New Zealand and Air New Zealand Link services did not operate today:

NZ289 Auckland – Shanghai
NZ2715 Auckland – Tauranga
NZ2716 Tauranga – Auckland
NZ5077 Auckland – Palmerston North
NZ5214 Palmerston North – Auckland
NZ8309 Hamilton – Wellington.

17/11/2012 Air New Zealand Link Cancellations.

The following Air New Zealand Link flights did not operate today:

NZ2010 Wanaka – Christchurch
NZ2161 Auckland – Blenheim
NZ2458 Blenheim – Wellington
NZ2766 Wanganui – Auckland
NZ5009 Christchurch – Invercargill
NZ5028 Christchurch – Wellington (more…)

16/11/2012 Air New Zealand Link Cancellations.

The following Air New Zealand Link flights did not operate today:

NZ2224 Masterton – Auckland
NZ2848 Auckland – Whangarei
NZ2851 Whangarei – Auckland
NZ5003 Christchurch – Invercargill
NZ5004 Invercargill – Christchurch
NZ5012 Dunedin – Christchurch (more…)

12/11/2012 Air New Zealand Link Cancellations.

The following Air New Zealand Link services did not operate today:

NZ2421 Palmerston North – Wellington
NZ2426 Wellington – Palmerston North
NZ2450 Blenheim – Wellington
NZ8143 Wellington – Nelson
NZ8148 Nelson – Wellington.

Air New Zealand Ramps Up Americas for Summer 2013.

Air New Zealand today announced the following service increases on routes to North America from 31st March 2013.

Auckland – Los Angeles increases to 14 weekly with an additional Saturday service taking this to 15 weekly during July 2013.

Auckland – San Francisco increases to 7 weekly.

Auckland – Vancouver increases to 3 or 4 weekly.

The increases are made possible by the discontinuation of the Hong Kong – London Heathrow service.

Mount Cook ATR72-600 ZK-MVA Arrives.

Mount Cook Airlines ATR72-600 ZK-MVA

Mount Cook Airlines ATR72-600 ZK-MVA

Mount Cook Airlines first ATR72-600 ZK-MVA arrived into Christchurch on delivery this afternoon. The aircraft is in “Crazy About Rugby” black livery although with a new font for the titles.

Air New Zealand To Drop Hong Kong – London in Cathay Pacific Tie Up.

Air New Zealand will cease services on the Hong Kong – London Heathrow route from 4th March 2013. Effective on this date will be a new codeshare service on Cathay Pacific flights on the route. Reciprocal frequent flyer and lounge access between the two airlines’ frequent flyers members will be in place at London Heathrow, Hong Kong and Auckland.

The removal of the service will free up Boeing 777-200ERs for additional New Zealand – North America services.

There is no news yet on who will take the freed up slots at London Heathrow.

02/11/2012 Air New Zealand Link Cancellations.

The following Air New Zealand Link flights did not operate today:

NZ2192 Wellington – Whangarei
NZ2781 Wanganui – Wellington
NZ2985 Auckland – Taupo
NZ2986 Taupo – Auckland.

01/11/2012 Air New Zealand and Air New Zealand Link Cancellations.

The following Air New Zealand and Air New Zealand Link services did not operate today:

NZ544 Christchurch – Auckland
NZ2332 Wellington – Gisborne
NZ2333 Gisborne – Wellington
NZ2472 Blenheim – Wellington
NZ2848 Auckland – Whangarei
NZ2851 Whangarei – Auckland
NZ2875 Hokitika – Christchurch
NZ2876 Christchurch – Hokitika
NZ2986 Taupo – Auckland.

B777-300ER ZK-OKQ Operates NZ35.

Air New Zealand Boeing 777-319ER ZK-OKQ operated NZ35 Auckland – Hong Kong – London Heathrow today in place of the usual B777-200ER.

B777-200ER ZK-OKE Operates NZ2.

Air New Zealand Boeing 777-219ER ZK-OKE operated NZ2 Auckland – Los Angeles – London Heathrow today in place of the usual B777-300ER.

Air New Zealand A320 ZK-OJI Positioning Flight.

Air New Zealand A320 ZK-OJI positioned Christchurch – Sydney this afternoon as NZ6002 after arriving as NZ884 from Sydney. The aircraft then operated NZ721 Auckland – Melbourne.