Air New Zealand currently operates 27 airports in New Zealand and 34 international airports in 15 countries. The flight plan primarily covers destinations in Oceania and Asia, but also in Europe and North America. Not only the logo of the airline represents the Maori symbol Koru, also the frequent flyer program is named after the rolling up fern.
Regional subsidiaries of Air New Zealand Air Nelson, Eagle Airways and Mount Cook Aeroline operate additional domestic services in New Zealand using Tuboprop aircraft. Air New Zealand was awarded as "Airline of the Year" in 2010 and 2012 by the Air Transport World Global Airline Award and was the winner of the "World’s Best Premium Economy Class" award at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.
Since New Zealand was the filming location for the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, Air New Zealand has repeatedly picked up on the subject in special paints and in a video clip.
👜 Baggage regulations at Air New Zealand
The total measurements of all checked baggage for Air New Zealand flights must not exceed 158 cm. The standard checked baggage weight limit for any individual piece is 23 kg. It can be increased up to 32 kg for an additional fee. Any item that exceeds 32 kg will not be accepted as checked baggage and will need to be repackaged.
Each passenger on an Air New Zealand flight (excluding children under 2 years of age traveling with a ticket) is entitled to 1 free piece of checked baggage. This franchise can be increased for an additional fee during the reservation process. Any item that exceeds the size or weight allowed will be subject to an extra charge for excess baggage.
For some billed items of sports equipment, such as surfboards and bicycles, a fixed management fee will be charged, due to their size, fragility or other handling requirements.
🕗 Air New Zealand Web Check-in
Air New Zealand recommends that passengers check in at the counter at international airport at least two hours prior to departure and 30 minutes inbound on domestic flights. For US flights, passengers should be at the airport three hours before take-off. In addition to check-in at the counter, the New Zealand airline also offers mobile and online check-in via computer or smartphone. Passengers can check in online for national flights up to 30 minutes and for international flights up to 90 minutes before departure. Those who have not printed out their electronic boarding pass or saved it as a 2D barcode on their mobile phone can pick it up at the airport counter or at the online check-in desk.