Air NZ announces strong start to 2015

first_imgAir New Zealand has today announced a record normalised earnings before tax of NZD$216 million for the first six months of the 2015 financial year.The airline has seen an increase of 20 per cent on the previous corresponding period, and statutory earnings before tax were at NZD$197 million.The result was driven by strong revenue growth, underpinned by increased capacity and improved yields across the network.Air New Zealand chief executive officer Christopher Luxon, said the airline continues to focus on offering competitive fares in all markets it serves.“Whether it be here in New Zealand, on the Tasman, to the Pacific Islands or on our extensive long haul network, Air New Zealand customers can expect to see even more competitive pricing,” Mr Luxon said.Mr Luxon says that 2015 is shaping up to be a very positive year for the airline.“We are a small airline and will continue to punch well above our weight as we strive to become a truly great company. To us, this means delivering on three major goals at once – superior commercial results, continuing to enhance the customer experience and further developing our people and culture.”The airline has also announced plans for its first ever scheduled services to South America, flying direct to Buenos Aires, Argentina, from December this year.Air New Zealand is continuing to make significant investments in innovation and improving the customer experience, with more than NZD$40 million being spent to upgrade airport lounges.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img

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