CDA welcomes inaugural Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to Chicago

CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Air New Zealand today (11/30/2018) celebrated the inaugural flight between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and New Zealand’s Auckland International Airport (AKL). This new service marks the first time Chicago is linked to New Zealand with scheduled, nonstop passenger service. This new… Read the full press release

Qantas to upgrade lounges in Auckland, Brisbane, Hobart, Sydney, Tamworth and Tokyo through its extended lounge improvement program

SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (23RD AUGUST 2018) announced an extension of its global lounge improvement program. The multi-million dollar program will see the national carrier upgrade six lounges in Auckland, Brisbane, Hobart, Sydney, Tamworth and Tokyo. Announcing the investment as part of its record financial results, Qantas Group CEO… Read the full press release

Emirates marks 15 years of successful operations in Auckland, New Zealand

Dubai, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is celebrating 15 years of successful operations to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city.  Since its inaugural flight in 2003, Emirates has carried over two million passengers to and from Auckland, connecting New Zealand to the world, with 21 flights a week to Dubai, Bali and beyond. Emirates… Read the full press release

370 trade and tourism buyers will attend this year’s TRENZ in Auckland, 9 – 12 May 2017

Exciting new products will be announced at TRENZ 2017 including a world first extreme adventure activity. Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A world first extreme adventure activity, operators taking visitors off the beaten track and an upscale hotel returning to Christchurch are amongst the new tourism products that will be on show… Read the full press release

The PATA Global Insights Conference returns to Auckland on September 30

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2016-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Global Insights Conference returns to Auckland on Friday, September 30 for more thought-provoking keynote presentations and panel discussions. This year’s conference is ‘Exploring Connectivity’ – a vital component for any destination seeking to extend its reach to influential international source markets. “Our 2015 conference was heralded by many… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport announces the appointment of Scott Weenink as Company Secretary

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport announces the appointment of Scott Weenink as Company Secretary. Sir Henry van der Heyden, Auckland Airport’s Chair, says, “The Board is delighted to approve Management’s recommendation to appoint Scott Weenink as Company Secretary, and directors look forward to working with Scott on the governance of… Read the full press release

Auckland hotels and executives sweep all awards at the 2015 New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards

Auckland hotels and executives made a clean sweep of the 2015 New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards, winning all four awards. AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 2015-6-9 — /Travel PR News/ — The winners were announced at the New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference gala dinner in Auckland last night. “This year’s awards attracted a record number of entrants… Read the full press release

Air New Zealand celebrates its Auckland – San Francisco route’s 10th year anniversary; plans to double daily return services later this year

Auckland, New Zealand, 2014-6-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The airline originally began operating three flights per week on June 30, 2004 and now flies daily to this popular North American destination – with plans to go double daily later this year. The airline will step up its frequency between Auckland and San Francisco to 10 return… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport marks 5th year of partnership with Jetstar

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2014-6-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Orange balloon towers are in place in the Jetstar area of Christchurch Airport this week as part of a week-long celebration of the airline’s fifth birthday. The airline has been operating domestic services into and out of Christchurch since June 2009 and now carries more than 827,000 passengers… Read the full press release

Kiwi singing sensation Lorde received royal welcome in New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand, 2014-1-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Riding high on a wave of success after scooping two awards at the star-studded Grammys, teen singing sensation Lorde received a New Zealand homecoming fit for a queen. Lorde – real named Ella Yelich-O’Connor – flew back to her hometown of Auckland after wowing viewers around the world with a… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport recognised for excellence in corporate governance in the Deloitte/Management Magazine Top 200 Award ceremony in Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand, 2013-12-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Auckland Airport has been recognised for excellence in corporate governance in the Deloitte/Management Magazine Top 200 Award ceremony in Auckland on 28 November.  The Chair of the board of directors of Auckland Airport, Sir Henry van der Heyden, said, “The board is delighted to have been recognised for excellence in… Read the full press release

Some of the world’s most historic tall ships sail into New Zealand’s ‘City of Sails’ Auckland for the Tall Ship Festival 25 – 28 October, 2013

Auckland, New Zealand, 2013-10-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — With a vast harbour, rich marine heritage and a thriving maritime industry, Auckland is known to be at the forefront of boating technology – but New Zealand’s ‘City of Sails’ is set to turn back the clock when some of the world’s most historic tall ships sail into town…. Read the full press release

Auckland Airport welcomed Jetstar’s new thrice-weekly direct flights between Auckland and Adelaide

Auckland Airport has welcomed today’s announcement by Jetstar that it will start a new thrice-weekly direct service between Auckland and Adelaide. 2013-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — The new service, which will commence on 16 December 2013, will be operated by an Airbus A320 and will see Adelaide join Sydney, Melbourne and Gold Coast to become the fourth… Read the full press release

Queenstown Airport was New Zealands second busiest for Australian arrivals durinng July 2013

2013-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Queenstown and Auckland Airports have welcomed the latest Statistics New Zealand international travel and migration data which shows Queenstown Airport was the second busiest airport in New Zealand for Australian passenger arrivals in July. According to Statistics New Zealand: 19,344 Australians arrived at Queenstown Airport in July this year, up 15.8% from… Read the full press release

Historic Rotorua Museum hosted one of the first same-sex weddings since it became legal in New Zealand on 19.8.2013

2013-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Happy couples have been racing down aisles across the country in a bid to make history by becoming some of the first same-sex couples to marry in New Zealand. Thirty-one couples in various parts of New Zealand are expected to wed as same-sex marriage officially became legal in New Zealand today (19.8.2013)…. Read the full press release