July 14, 2022
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Six times Airline of the Year winner Air New Zealand has won Best Long-Haul Airline Pacific, Best Premium Economy, and Best Economy and was named 2nd in the Top Twenty Airlines for 2022 in the Airline Excellence Awards.

Air New Zealand is widely recognized as an airline that punches way above its weight globally and is a carrier to watch when it comes to innovation demonstrated last month when the airline unveiled its cabin of dreams to be introduced in 2024.

SEE The cabin of dreams here

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READ: Top Ten Low-Cost Airlines for 2022 Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas commented: “Air New Zealand is a standout and is constantly amazing the airline world with its innovation and drive. Its new cabin of dreams will redefine travel when it is introduced in 2024 on the Boeing 787.

“The airline is also at the forefront of sustainability and has been exploring how digitization can help make life better for passengers and of course, it continues to pump out the legendary safety videos that have spawned many imitators around the world,” Mr Thomas said.

During the pandemic, the Air New Zealand employees have risen above and beyond with many staff spending time in quarantine to keep services going and to repatriate New Zealanders.

Others have worked hours in full PPE looking after customers and continuing to provide the world-class experience the airline has become known for. Some pilots, in particular, have spent almost a third of a year in quarantine so that international connections can be maintained.

New chief executive Greg Foran and his team have skillfully navigated the COVID shutdowns and restrictions to have an airline that is as vibrant today as it was before the pandemic.


Air New Zealand has been a frontrunner when it comes to premium economy, and the product has garnered a slew of awards, including our Best Premium Economy 2021 and now in 2022.

Air New Zealand


Air New Zealand wins this category again for its wide offering in Economy Class, which features the amazing multi-award-winning SkyCouch (below) which converts into a bed offering a range of options for couples and parents with children.