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Air New Zealand
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IATA
ICAO
Callsign

NZ
ANZ
NEW ZEALAND

Founded
26 April 1940 (as TEAL)[1]
Commenced operations
1 April 1965
Hubs
Auckland Airport
Wellington International Airport
Christchurch International Airport
Focus cities
Los Angeles International Airport
Sydney Airport
Frequent-flyer program
Airpoints
Airport lounge
Koru Lounge
Alliance
Star Alliance
Subsidiaries
Air New Zealand Link
Fleet size
107[2] (incl. subsidiaries)
Destinations
55 (incl. subsidiaries)
Company slogan
The airline of Middle earth[3]
Parent company
New Zealand Government (53%)[4]
Headquarters
Western Reclamation, Auckland City, New Zealand[5]
Key people
Christopher Luxon, CEO[6]
Norm Thompson, Deputy CEO
Revenue
NZ$4,618 million (2013)[7]
Operating income
NZ$898m (2013)[7]
Profit
NZ$262m NET (2014)[8]
Total assets
NZ$5,612m (2013)[7]
Total equity
NZ$1,816m (2013)[7]
Employees
11,000 (April, 2014)
Website
airnewzealand.com
Air New Zealand Limited (NZX: AIR, ASX: AIZ) is the national airline and flag carrier of New Zealand.[citation needed] Based in Auckland, the airline operates scheduled passenger flights to 25 domestic and 26 international destinations in 15 countries across Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania.[9] The airline has been a member of the Star Alliance since 1999.[9]
Air New Zealand originated in 1940 as Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL), a flying boat company operating trans-Tasman flights between New Zealand and Australia. TEAL became wholly owned by the New Zealand government in 1965, whereupon it was renamed Air New Zealand. The airline mainly served international routes until 1978, when the government merged it and the domestic-orientated New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) into a single airline under the Air New Zealand name. Air New Zealand was largely privatised in 1989, but returned to majority government ownership in 2001 after a failed tie up with Australian carrier Ansett Australia (when Ansett suffered financial issues and folded operations during that year). As of 2014, Air New Zealand carries 13.7 million passengers annually.[9]
Air New Zealand's route network focuses on Australasia and the South Pacific, with long-haul services to East Asia, North America and the United…