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Air New Zealand reflects on some of the quantities from a most amazing 2020.

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All through New Zealand’s Alert Degree 4 lockdown, 67 of the airline’s plane were grounded, and by the conclusion of 2020, the 15 powerful Boeing 777 fleet experienced been sent to extended time period storage amenities in Auckland, Roswell, New Mexico and Victorville, California.

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The Air New Zealand Get in touch with Centre recorded its busiest working day on 15 March. This adopted the New Zealand Government announcement on 14 March that everyone coming into New Zealand, besides from the Pacific, would be needed to self-isolate for 14 days. On major of email and chat solutions, phone calls from buyers topped 75,000 compared to 9,900 phone calls been given on the busiest day in 2019.

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As borders all around the entire world began to near, Air New Zealanders worked challenging to hold flights going to bring practically 60,000 Kiwis house that experienced started out a return intercontinental journey just before New Zealand’s Inform Level 4 lockdown commenced.

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COVID-19 journey restrictions meant a lot of passengers became stranded and Air New Zealand assisted governments all over the entire world to repatriate them house. The airline operated 29 distinctive flights to provide Kiwis residence from Wuhan, Mumbai and Delhi (all places a initial for the airline) as effectively as to support get international nationals to Germany, the Netherlands, Korea, Samoa and Tonga.

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With borders shut and intercontinental passenger demand getting nearly non-existent, it comes as no shock that the number of international flights dropped from over 30,000 in 2019 to below 10,000 in 2020. Irrespective of a strong domestic restoration, the passengers carried by the airline overall dropped from 17.6 million in 2019 to 8.4 million in 2020.

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Whilst worldwide passenger flights were being substantially scaled back again, Air New Zealand’s Cargo team stepped up to assist our export group preserve intercontinental trade one-way links, working 3,306 flights carrying cargo with the help of the Government’s Global Air Freight Capacity (IAFC) Scheme.

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About ten million things of PPE were brought into the region by Air New Zealand in 2020 to support New Zealand stamp out COVID-19. Though New Zealanders were reminded to clean their arms, Air New Zealand’s cleaning teams had been tough at function – with over 45,000 litres of cleansing disinfectant staying utilised on its plane in 2020.

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With intercontinental vacation off the playing cards, Kiwis eager to check out their very own backyard and reconnect with beloved ones snapped up more than three million seats for below $100. Do-it-yourself was also major on the agenda for Air New Zealand’s Airpoints™ associates in 2020, with just about 19,000 Mitre 10 reward cards redeemed employing Airpoints Dollars™.

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For the duration of the training course of 2020 Air New Zealand donated far more than just one million merchandise to 33 organisations and charities all over the place. This incorporated 190,000 Cookie Time cookies, practically 9,500 bedding merchandise, around 9,600 inflight goods (amenity kits, crockery and kids’ inflight packs) and near to 800,000 dry items (muesli, crackers and fudge).

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Very last calendar year Air New Zealand also introduced its Carepoints initiative, which saw the airline’s consumers donate approximately 250,000 Airpoints Dollars to KidsCan, Women’s Refuge and New Zealand Red Cross.

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Despite lockdowns, Air New Zealand nevertheless aided to transportation 508 valuable threatened wildlife and 60 conservation pet dogs across Aotearoa, as well as set up an further 5,000 hectares of sustained pest management locations on New Zealand’s Great Walks via its partnership with the Office of Conservation, bringing the full space managed to 43,247 hectares.

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Air New Zealand’s Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran suggests even however it was a year like no other for the airline field, he is continue to incredibly happy of the Air New Zealand crew.

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“What Air New Zealanders managed to reach in these types of a dynamic atmosphere and up towards so several difficulties is just phenomenal.

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”Returning to common stages of air travel will be complex, but we are performing closely with federal government agencies on preparations for secure vacation.

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“In the meantime, we are using this time to guarantee the Air New Zealand that emerges from COVID-19 is more robust than ever ahead of and will go on to enrich the state, connecting New Zealanders with every single other and New Zealand with the earth.”

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