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Operated by Auckland International Airport Limited, Auckland Airport is the largest airport in New Zealand and the main gateway for the city of Auckland. Hosting domestic, regional and international passenger and cargo services for over 20 airlines, Auckland Airport is the primary hub for Air New Zealand.

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Air New Zealand reviews options for Latin America. Can new partner Singapore Airlines help?

3-Feb-2014 3:12 PM

Air New Zealand is reviewing options for covering Latin America, which according to CEO Christopher Luxon remains the last white spot in the carrier’s network after plugging all its other holes with its new Singapore Airlines (SIA) partnership.

The forthcoming withdrawal from the South Pacific market by Aerolineas Argentinas could leave an opening for Air NZ as oneworld partners Qantas and LAN will be left as the only carriers crossing the South Pacific between Australasia and South America. Air NZ’s new partnership with SIA could be extended to Latin America, providing feed for a potential new route which would otherwise not be viable.

But the economics of Australasia-South America routes are challenging and Air NZ has not yet been able to find a suitable partner on the Latin American end. Air NZ has been eager for some time to exploit New Zealand’s position between Asia and South America and connect an underserved and fast-growing market. Likewise, Auckland Airport has envisaged itself as a potential hub for the connections. There is still no easy solution for Air NZ.

Singapore Airlines-Air New Zealand partnership opens a new era for Australia-NZ-Singapore dynamics

17-Jan-2014 9:50 AM

Air New Zealand (Air NZ)'s new partnership with Singapore Airlines (SIA), announced on 16-Jan-2014, covers flights between their hubs and beyond, significantly deepening a relationship that had soured several years ago.

For Air NZ, the partnership provides important offline access to Southeast Asia, South Asia, Europe and South Africa. Air NZ's only online presence in those markets today is in London Heathrow. SIA will be Air NZ’s second major partner after Virgin Australia, where the New Zealand flag carrier holds an equity share of 26% in parent company Virgin Australia Holdings.

Air NZ is now particularly weak in Southeast Asia while it covers North Asia with three much smaller partnerships that it sees as having less strategic importance – Air China, All Nippon Airways and Cathay Pacific. The new deal with SIA essentially closes the door on the potential of the Cathay partnership expanding beyond the (admittedly large) greater China market. For SIA the partnership increases its presence in the South Pacific, where it already has a partnership with Virgin Australia. New Zealand is a small but relatively important market for SIA.

Hawaiian outlines 2014 goals: mature long-haul markets and begin work to shore-up its balance sheet

9-Dec-2013 10:01 PM

Mastery is the buzzword of choice for executives at Hawaiian Airlines as the carrier heads into 2014 aiming to drastically slow its capacity growth and turns a sharp focus on maturing a number of new long-haul markets it has rapidly introduced during the past three years.

In tandem with the slower capacity growth, Hawaiian’s capital commitments are winding down as it takes delivery of its last Airbus A330 widebody in 2015. The company expects to turn a corner that year by generating positive free cash flow to improve its financial leverage.

For management and investors alike, the slowdown and shift of focus to ensuring new routes reach profitability is likely a welcome change from the frenetic expansion Hawaiian has undertaken since 2010, when it started down a path of introducing 10 new long-haul markets that will culminate with new service from Honolulu to Beijing, scheduled to launch in Apr-2014. Hawaiian faces specific challenges in each of its long-haul geographies that it needs to overcome, but executives remain bullish that the company’s network diversification strategy will deliver favourable results over the long term.

Airways NZ loses its golden glow as airlines baulk at big price increases

11-Jul-2013 8:00 AM

Airways NZ was once held up as a model monopoly by its airline customers for its open approach to negotiate prices while ensuring an appropriate commercial return to its government shareholder.

But steep price increases implemented from 01-Jul-2013 for the next three years coming on top of an 18% increase over the previous four years has truly taken the shine off the IATA Golden Eagle Award bestowed in 2008 recognising Airways NZ’s outstanding performance in customer satisfaction, cost efficiency and continuous improvement. The corporation had not increased charges for the past 10 years.

Today the ANS provider which manages some 30 million square kilometres of airspace stands accused by its airline customers of profiteering. But Airways NZ says the price increase is necessary to fund NZD97 million (USD76 million) capital expenditure on essential infrastructure planned for the next three years, most of which had been approved by airlines. In addition the corporation had worked with airlines during the global financial crisis by suspending non-vital infrastructure investments to keep prices down.

IATA’s Tony Tyler calls for greater regulation of NZ's "badly behaved" airports and ATM provider

3-Jul-2013 11:50 AM

IATA Director General and CEO Tony Tyler on 2-Jul-2013 gave a wide ranging breakfast talk in Auckland, stressing the value of aviation to the New Zealand economy, pitching the Association's move towards an industry standard distribution system and seeking New Zealand Government support for IATA's position on the environment.

And, back on another traditional airline industry theme, saying Wellington Airport was "behaving badly", Mr Tyler called for greater regulatory oversight of the country's main gateway airports and air traffic management provider, Airways New Zealand, after they announced steep price increases.

Garuda Indonesia accelerates international expansion with 10 new routes to be launched in 2013

31-May-2013 8:00 AM

Garuda is accelerating expansion in Indonesia’s under-served international market as part of an initiative to build its international profile ahead of entry into the SkyTeam alliance. The international expansion will see Garuda launch at least 10 new routes in 2013, including Jakarta-London.

London Gatwick will become in Nov-2013 its second European destination after Amsterdam. Garuda will also launch in 2013 several new short-haul international routes within Southeast Asia and three new medium-haul routes to Australia and Japan.

The long-haul expansion is made possible by the delivery of Garuda’s first batch of 777-300ERs. The 777-300ER will be Garuda’s new flagship and the only aircraft in its fleet featuring a three-class cabin – with economy, business and first class sections. Garuda also continues to expand its A330 fleet, which it uses primarily within Asia-Pacific.

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