The New Zealand government’s just-published International Air Transport Policy Statement effectively creates an ‘Open Skies’ over Christchurch until 2017 to assist with the region’s recovery from the 2010/12 earthquakes. What is the effect for the airport? And which previously restricted markets does it open up?
Eight months after the tragic earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand is celebrating the Rugby World Cup victory on home soil by the All Blacks. But which countries have been most responsible for boosting inbound tourism? How have the country’s three main airports developed in recent years and which ‘new’ airport welcomed its first Air New Zealand flights in a while this week?
The second phase of the start of the summer scheduling season has brought almost 130 further routes. Again, we have the analysis, pictures, downloadable spreadsheet – and cakes! Which two Mexican routes were picked up, having been unserved after the demise of Mexicana? Which Asian national carrier added its third Australian route? And which European low-cost carriers opened new bases?
The airline just announced as ATW’s Airline of the Year dominates its domestic market and flights to Australia, but on which routes does it face competition? Which are its main destinations? And which celebrity chose Air New Zealand on his visit to the country this week?
Christchurch wins Routes marketing award; Jetstar replaces Qantas to challenge Air New Zealand supremacy
Christchurch is New Zealand’s 2nd biggest airport but how dominant is Air New Zealand? On which routes is there most competition and which two non-local airlines offer long-haul connections?