September 2022, Virtual
September 29 2022, Virtual
Now in its 27th year, the Business Travel Awards
AIR NEW ZEALAND last Thursday night (actually the morning of Friday 24 March) embarked on what was the most ambitious ever make-over by an airline. More than 5,000 staff in airports and offices around the world embarked on a 24-hour synchronised changeover from the old to the new Zambesi-designed uniforms. A further 180 crew onboard 13 flights operating over the scheduled time, including crew from Air New Zealand”s inaugural Boeing 777 service from Narita, also embarked on a mid-flight changeover. As to its success reports are still coming in. At the same time, the airline worked throughout the night to install new greenstone coloured walls featuring a fern-like extension of the koru (Maori love symbol) behind check-in counters at Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch airports, and removed desks at the entrance to Koru lounges in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Sydney and Los Angeles. The rest will follow over the next two years.