Air New Zealand is reducing its Auckland-Apia services from six to three per week, effective from 2 March, after the Samoan government issued a statement over the week warning of coronavirus risk.
Air New Zealand has promoted its ecological credentials with a new safety video that tells the story of a young girl who transports a flightless bird to a new home.
Air New Zealand reported an 8.8 per cent fall in half-year, adjusted pre-tax profits, which the airline blamed on a weak cargo market and the ongoing unrest in Hong Kong.
Air New Zealand says it has leased two aircraft from alliance partner Cathay Pacific as cover while its Boeing 787-9 fleet undergoes required engine checks.
Air New Zealand has cut its flying schedule over Christmas/New Year period due to required engine checks on its Boeing 787-9 fleet's Rolls-Royce engines.