Page 24

Frontiers July 2014 Issue

nations in the world. And with fewer than 50 jetliners in its domestic and international fleet as of May, Air New Zealand is a relatively small airline trying to capture travelers’ attention. “We’re a small country,” Parton said, referring to New Zealand and its population of 4 million people. But the country and the airline strive to “make ourselves matter. Tourism is one of New Zealand’s largest export industries and Air New Zealand PHOTO: The first Boeing 787-9 in Air New Zealand livery, on Boeing’s Everett, Wash., flight line. BOB FERGUSON/BOEING 24 Frontiers July 2014 “Tourism is one of New Zealand’s largest export industries and Air New Zealand plays a significant role.” —Bruce Parton, chief operating officer of Air New Zealand plays a significant role, carrying around one-third of all international arrivals to New Zealand. Our success and that of New Zealand are inextricably linked.” The airline plans to use its first 787-9 between Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, and the Western Australian city of Perth—more than 2,868 nautical miles (3,300 miles, or 5,310 kilometers). That will be followed by longer routes between Auckland and Shanghai and Auckland and


Frontiers July 2014 Issue
To see the actual publication please follow the link above