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Lord of the Rings park left covered in volcanic ash


August 9th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mount Tongariro, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mount Tongariro of New Zealand erupted on Monday night after being quiet for more than a century. The mountain which had been exhibiting seismic activity for ... Read more...

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Lady scolds Bieber for swearing


July 28th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Teenage singer Justin Bieber ended up apologising to a lady on a flight after she scolded him for swearing publicly.The 18-year-old was ridiculed by a mother-of-two, ... Read more...

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Bieber apologises to fellow passenger


July 28th, 2012 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Teen sensation Justin Bieber was reportedly forced to apologise to a fellow passenger on an Air New Zealand flight after he allegedly caused a disturbance by ... Read more...

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New Zealand grounds ATRs after finding cracks


March 18th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 18 (IANS) More than 3,000 passengers were affected Sunday when Air New Zealand grounded its fleet of ATR aircraft following the discovery of hairline cracks in one plane.The ... Read more...

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11 killed in New Zealand ballooning accident


January 7th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 7 (IANS) Eleven people were killed in New Zealand when the hot air balloon they were enjoying a ride in went up in flames early Saturday, Xinhua reported.According ... Read more...

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Emirates to host world airline squash tournament


October 23rd, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 22 (IANS/WAM) Emirates airlines will host this year's World Airline Squash Tournament for the fourth time in Dubai between Oct 24 and 28.The tournament is recognised internationally ... Read more...

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Lufthansa, Finnair, Cathay most innovative airlines


July 30th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 30 (IANS) Eight global carriers that fly to India, including Lufthansa, Finnair and Cathay Pacific, have been ranked among the 11 most innovative carriers in the world by ... Read more...

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Australia suspends flights due to Chile volcanic ash


June 12th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by BNO News
SYDNEY (BNO NEWS) -- Tens of thousands of travelers have been left stranded in Australia after airlines cancelled flights to Melbourne, Tasmania and New Zealand due to volcanic ash spreading from an ... Read more...

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Plane hit by lightning off New Zealand


May 11th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, May 11 (IANS) A Qantas flight - with 144 people on board - from Auckland to Melbourne was forced to turn back after it was hit by lightning Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Richard Simmons stars in Air New Zealand safety video


March 30th, 2011 - 2:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Air New Zealand has released their latest air safety video featuring fitness guru Richard Simmons. Simmons takes the role of an instructor in the video teaching air ... Read more...

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Soon, showers, personal mini-bars and draught beer from kegs on planes


March 21st, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 21 (ANI): In a bid to stand out and attract new customers, airlines are now coming up with innovative luxury systems.Showers, personal mini-bars and the ability to drink draught beer ... Read more...

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Air New Zealand CEO says sensational media reports overblowing Japan nuke plant disaster


March 21st, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar 21 (ANI): Air New Zealand's CEO Rob Fyfe has criticised media reports in two messages to his staff, saying that if the coverage of the Japanese and earthquake-cum-tsunami and nuclear ... Read more...

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Qantas awarded for ‘best cellars in the sky’


February 8th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 8 (ANI): Australia based airline, Qantas, has been voted as having the best onboard wine, scooping the top honours during a worldwide airline competition.Qantas took out Best First Class Cellar ... Read more...

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Air New Zealand to allow mobile use on new A320


February 7th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 7 (ANI): Air New Zealand has said that the passengers on the black Airbus A320 will soon be able to use their mobile phones.This privilege, however, will come at a ... Read more...

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Slain Indian-origin woman’s missing husband returns


January 28th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 28 (IANS) Having remained at the centre of a manhunt by security officials, the missing husband of an Indian-origin woman, who was burned to death last week, returned from Fiji ... Read more...

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‘Cuddle class’ only the start of things to come, says Air New Zealand


December 26th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 26 (ANI): The innovations on Air New Zealand's new 777-300 aircraft are only the start of things to come, says the airline.The plane has a range of new products which ... Read more...

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Air New Zealand unveils ‘cuddle class seating’


December 23rd, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Air New Zealand’s innovation is being hailed as the most important development of air travel for decades. That is the “Cuddle Class.”Air New Zealand has finally ... Read more...

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Air New Zealand’s ‘SkyCouch’ allows couples to have room to cuddle


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 23 (ANI): In an era of uncomfortable, cramped economy class seats, Air New Zealand has introduced a revolutionary 'SkyCouch' design which will enable couples to have room to cuddle.The airline ... Read more...

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Airlines warn against travel to snowed-in Britain


December 20th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Auckland, Dec 20 (IANS) Holiday makers wanting to fly to Britain have been advised not to do by many airlines who said they could not guarantee they would be able to land ... Read more...

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Air NZ slogan ‘fares lower than grandma’s boobs’ branded ‘tacky’


December 19th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 19 (ANI): A billboard advertisement in Nelson for Air New Zealand's Grabaseat with the slogan, "Fares lower than your grandma's boobs" has been accused of being ageist, tacky and disrespectful ... Read more...

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Richard Kahui refuses to kiss a gay on Air New Zealand safety video; scene cut


December 13th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, Dec 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Air New Zealand has now planned to axe the scene in their safety video in which Richard Kahui refuses to kiss a male flight personnel. The ... Read more...

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Air New Zealand cuts gay kiss snub scene from video over complaints


December 13th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 13 (ANI): Air New Zealand has decided to scrap a scene from an All Blacks-themed in-flight safety video over complaints it received after a gay flight attendant was refused a ... Read more...

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Kiwi adventurer leading international Yeti hunt


December 5th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 5 (ANI): Kiwi adventurer Mike Allsop, who conquered Mt Everest three years ago, is leading an international Yeti hunt.The team is searching for the skull and skeletal hand of what ... Read more...

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New Zealand plane returns after smoke alert in cabin


November 29th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Nov 29 (IANS) A plane was forced to return to New Zealand's Wellington International Airport shortly after take-off Monday after passengers said there was a smell of smoke in the cabin, ... Read more...

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Air New Zealand to provide ‘cuddle class’ for some more comfort


October 27th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Air New Zealand is providing its passengers more than just a seat.The airliner has announced that from April 2011, they will offer a “cuddle class” on their ... Read more...

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Air New Zealand’s ‘racist and sex-ad campaign’ kicks up controversy


October 15th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 15 (ANI): Air New Zealand's latest advertising campaign is raising eyebrows yet again as it is riddled with sexual innuendo and racial puns.Featuring a vampire-like animal puppet by the ... Read more...

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Air New Zealand set to launch ‘Cuddle class’ seat


October 9th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 09 (ANI): Air New Zealand is all set to launch its "Cuddle class" seat next month as the class divide on planes continues to narrow.Some airlines are starting to introduce ... Read more...

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Air New Zealand’s plane safety video features naked elderly woman


August 25th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 25 (ANI): Air New Zealand's latest in-flight safety demonstration video features an elderly woman streaking down the isle.Themed on the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, the video ... Read more...

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Brit man travels across the globe for free using Twitter


August 2nd, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0London, Aug 2 (ANI): A British man has travelled across the globe free of cost using only Twitter as he got his journey sponsored from fellow users.Paul ... Read more...

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Texting, browsing may soon be permitted on New Zealand flights


May 28th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, May 28 (ANI): Passengers flying on some Air New Zealand planes will be able to send text messages and emails mid-flight by the end of 2010.The national carrier plans to permit ... Read more...

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South Korea’s Asiana named World’s Best Airline


May 21st, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 21 (ANI): South Korea's Asiana Airlines has been named the airline of the year at the annual World Airline Awards in Hamburg, Germany.The annual awards by Skytrax, based on ... Read more...

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Air NZ apologizes over manual’s Tongan drinking claims


March 22nd, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, March 22 (ANI): Air New Zealand has issued an apology for an old crew manual that made cultural assumptions and painted Tongans as people eager to guzzle free in-flight alcohol.The 2008 ... Read more...

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Air New Zealand’s ‘cuddle class’ raises ‘mile high’ concerns


February 1st, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 1(ANI): With the introduction of Skycouch seats, the Air New Zealand crew members have raised concerns about keeping a "closer eye" on passengers who might take advantage of the new ... Read more...

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Air New Zealand’s new pink uniforms ‘disrespect’ Maori culture


January 29th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 29 (ANI): The new uniforms of Kiwi air hostesses have been criticised for disrespecting Maori culture with the "misuse" of curly patterns on them.Air New Zealand has raised several eyebrows ... Read more...

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Air New Zealand to offer world’s first economy class bed-seat by end of 2010


January 27th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 27 (ANI): By the end of 2010, Air New Zealand will offer the world's first economy class bed-seat on its long haul services.However, you might just have to share it ... Read more...

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