Air NZ 80th Celebrations
The effects of COVID-19 have been dramatic for many thousands of New Zealand businesses and at the forefront of that has been Air New Zealand. The airline has now shut down 95 percent of its domestic network and is only operating 38 return services a week to enable the movement of essential services personnel, medical supplies and cargo around New Zealand. A full passenger load on those flights is around a dozen customers on the best of days.
The Air NZ Cargo team has been flat out supporting the Government flying medical supplies into New Zealand and helping exporters to get everything from fresh seafood, including crayfish, as well as honey and dairy products into overseas markets. The airline is currently operating 18 international return flights each week to keep supply routes open.
April had been planned as month of celebration for Air New Zealand as it celebrated 80 years since its first flight to Sydney as TEAL. Check out this Air NZ video produced as part of the planned 80th celebrations. See their video here.