Air New Zealand’s story began way back in 1940 when Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL) was incorporated. TEAL began its first trans-Tasman services with flying boats, and over the decades steadily expanded the size and scope of its operations being renamed Air New Zealand in 1965. The route network expanded from Australia and the Pacific to Asia, USA, UK and Europe and in 1999 we also became a fully fledged member of Star Alliance which provides valuable networks and loyalty benefits for our customers to this day.
We’ve come a long way since 1940 and Air New Zealand group now operates 4,000 flights and carries 250,000 passengers each week. We’re far from home at our European base in London and we strive to be the customer’s airline of choice when travelling from Europe to Los Angeles and onwards to New Zealand. We pride ourselves on our exceptional Kiwi service and putting the customers experience first, while our revolutionary product continues to set the bar high for the rest of the airline industry.
Air New Zealand is committed to minimising aviation's impact on the environment and offers customers’ two options to make an active contribution to environmental sustainability by directly offsetting the carbon dioxide emissions from their travel or making a donation to the Air New Zealand Environment trust to help with the development of conservation and research projects within New Zealand.