Air New Zealand celebrates 80-year milestone

Air New Zealand has announced it is celebrating 80 years of flying, the company said.

Despite recent turbulence experienced by the aviation industry, in its video of 80 years of Air New Zealand, the airline took a moment to reflect on some of the special memories it´s shared with customers both at home and abroad over the past eight decades.

Since its first TEAL flight to Sydney, a nine-hour journey using a Short S30 flying boat on 30 April 1940, Air New Zealand has connected Kiwis and their products with the world. The airline has also played a key role representing New Zealand on the world stage with its world class service delivery, operational excellence, passion for innovation with its safety videos and products like the SkyCouch, and commitment to sustainability.