Several major announcements from Air New Zealand

Several major announcements from Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand to put economy travellers to sleep

Air New Zealand has unveiled a ground-breaking new lie-flat prototype sleep product for economy class travellers.

The Economy Skynest is the result of three years of Air New Zealand research and development, with the input of more than 200 customers at its Hangar 22 innovation centre in Auckland. The airline has today filed patent and trademark applications for the Economy Skynest which provides six full length lie-flat sleep pods.

Air New Zealand Chief Marketing and Customer Officer Mike Tod says that as the airline operates some of the world’s longest flights, such as the upcoming Auckland-New York service at up to 17 hours 40 minutes one way, it is committed to putting more magic back into flying.

General Manager of Customer Experience, Nikki Goodman says customer and cabin crew feedback on the Economy Skynest during its final phase of development has been outstanding with significant partners also keenly involved.

“We see a future flying experience where an economy-class customer on long-haul flights would be able to book the Economy Skynest in addition to their Economy seat, get some quality rest and arrive at their destination ready to go. This is a game changer on so many levels,” Ms Goodman says.

Air New Zealand will make a final decision on whether to operate the Economy Skynest next year after it has assessed the performance of its inaugural year of Auckland-New York operations.

Please visit their trade websites for more information and images of the Economy Skynest ( (English) / (German) ).

2019 Cellars in the Sky Awards Winners

On Monday, Air New Zealand took home five awards for our wines offered in Business Premier™ at the 2019 Cellars in the Sky Awards presented by Business Traveller. They took home the Gold awards for Business Class Red and Business Class Rosé, and Silver awards for Business Class Red and Business Class White. They also won Silver for Business Class Cellar – a category which totalled the individual scores for all wines offered across Business cabins to award the best overall cellar. It’s no secret that New Zealand wines are world class, and we’re proud to serve some of the best onboard!

Last chance to enter our Hop 2 it! competition 

It’s the last week to enter for the chance to win flights by playing Air New Zealand's Hop 2 it! game! There’s no limit to the number of times you can enter, so keeping playing the game this week to increase your chances of winning. UK agents click HERE to play, German agents click HERE – competition closes 1 March!

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