Top 50 largest airlines in the world (P.33) Air New Zealand: Best airline in 2020

08-10-2021

(WorldKings.org) Air New Zealand was awarded Airline of the Year in 2010 and 2012 by the Air Transport World Global Airline Awards. In 2014, Air New Zealand was ranked the safest airline in the world by JACDEC.

Air New Zealand Limited is the flag carrier airline of New Zealand. The airline has been a member of the Star Alliance since 1999.

Based in Auckland, the airline operates scheduled passenger flights to 20 domestic and 32 international destinations in 20 countries, primarily around and within the Pacific Rim.

Air New Zealand began as Tasman Empire Airways Limited, founded in 1939 by an international agreement between New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Its initial shareholders were the New Zealand Government, Union Airways of New Zealand, Qantas and the British Overseas Airways Corporation.

Air New Zealand was privatised in 1989, but returned to majority government ownership in 2001 after near bankruptcy due to a failed tie up with Australian carrier Ansett Australia. In the 2017 financial year to June, Air New Zealand carried 15.95 million passengers.

Air New Zealand's route network focuses on Australasia and the South Pacific, with long-haul flight services to eastern Asia, the Americas and the United Kingdom. It was the last airline to circumnavigate the world with flights to London Heathrow via both Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

As of 29 February 2020, Air New Zealand operates a total of 114 aircraft. The jet fleet consists of 64 aircraft: 23 Airbus A320 and 11 Airbus A320/A321neo aircraft for short-haul flights, and eight Boeing 777-200ER, eight Boeing 777-300ER and fourteen Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jet aircraft for long-haul flights. The airline has ten Airbus A320/321neo, one Boeing 787-9, and eight Boeing 787-10 aircraft on order.

Air New Zealand was awarded Airline of the Year in 2010 and 2012 by the Air Transport World Global Airline Awards. In 2014, Air New Zealand was ranked the safest airline in the world by JACDEC.

 

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