Fly with Air New Zealand
Zealand is New Zealand's national airline and it is also New Zealand's flag carrier. It began life in 1940 as Tasman Empire Airways Limited but then the government changed its name to Air New Zealand Limited. Air New Zealand's original function was to provide flights over the Tasman to Australia. The airline was a privately owned company until 1965, when the New Zealand government privatised it. This was in effect until 2001 but then the New Zealand government once again became the owner.
Air New Zealand Checking In
For international flights, it is recommended that you allow two hours. For international flights, it is recommended that you allow three hours.
Air New Zealand Carry-On Baggage
For short flights, one carry-on item and one personal item, is allowed per traveller. A seat can be purchased to carry a large or fragile suitcase. For longer flights, two carry-on items and two personal items are allowed.
Air New Zealand Seating Options
You can request your seat when you book your flight. Air New Zealand makes every effort to seat groups and families together whenever possible. Legroom is 32 inches.
Air New Zealand Destinations
Air New Zealand has regular flights to cities in Asia, Oceania, the Americas, and Europe. Their airline fleet consists of 99 aircrafts. Most of these are Boeing and there are 12 Airbus aircraft. Air New Zealand made history in December 2008 when they undertook the first commercial aviation test flight with sustainable 2-nd generation biofuel.
Facts about Air New Zealand
- Air New Zealand allows travelling with pets. Pets travelling with passengers must be checked in at the ticket counter.
- Air New Zealand offers in-flight service like snacks and beverages for purchase and complimentary meals.
- For flights to international destinations, two piece checked baggage and one carry-on item is allowed free of charge
- Extra seats can be booked for special baggage