Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand Limited is an international and domestic airline group that provides air passenger and cargo transport services, connecting customers to 21 destinations within New Zealand and 30 destinations in Australia, the Pacific Islands, China, Japan, Singapore, North America and the United Kingdom.
The airline also encompasses business units providing engineering and ground handling services. Subsidiaries extend to booking systems, travel
wholesaling and retailing services. Air New Zealand is renowned for its innovative approach to service and product design, including the revolutionary Economy Skycouch, unique aircraft liveries and creative inflight safety videos which have proven to be huge hit, not only having captured the attention of customers on board but also going viral, collectively generating more than 80 million hits online.

Facts & Figures

Mar 1999 Joined Star Alliance

50 Airports Served

500 Daily Departures

104 Aircraft

Christopher Luxon Chief Executive Officer, Air New Zealand

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Christopher Luxon Chief Executive Officer, Air New Zealand

Christopher Luxon was appointed Group General Manager International Airline at Air New Zealand from May 2011 and took over the role of Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2013.

Before joining the airline, he was President and CEO of Unilever Canada, based in Toronto, where he was responsible for leading Unilever's $1.4 billion Canadian business and 1,500 employees. Christopher was also a key member of Unilever's North American Leadership Team.

A New Zealander, who graduated with a Master of Commerce in Business Administration from the University of Canterbury, Christopher began his Unilever career as a management trainee in 1993.

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Full Facts & Figures

Joined Star Alliance Mar 1999
Airports Served 50
Daily Departures 500
Aircraft 104
Frequent Flyer Programme Airpoints™
Passengers Annually 15+ m
Countries Served 20
Hub Airport(s) Auckland
Revenue Passenger KM 33.2 bn
Sales Revenue (in US$) 3.5 BUSD
Employees 11,500
Aircraft Types B777-300, B777-200, B787-9, B767-300, A320, ATR72-500, ATR72-600, Q300
Updated As Of Nov 2016