Our Awards

Inducted into the Randstad Hall Of Fame recognised as New Zealand's Most Attractive Employer 2014-2016

We're proud of our achievements!

Embedded in our culture at Air New Zealand is, to strive for innovation, to be tenacious in the pursuit of our goals and to be unyielding in that pursuit. Confidence to achieve our goals without comprise on quality, allows us to achieve results beyond our competition - as recognised through the awards we are so humbled to receive. Our journey has been extraordinary, adapting to the tumultuous global economic and market changes has been huge and a difficult challenge, one we rise to. For the kiwi company at the bottom of the world, winning "Airline of the Year" (a global award and now a two-time winner of this award), exemplifies how inspired management, innovative leadership and team spirit can overcome hurdles and be a leader in the aviation industry on a world platform.

While our competition cut back, we introduced innovative services and in-flight products that helped grow customer loyalty and set the standards for aircraft, environment and operational performance. We built a reputation of trust and outstanding customer service, reflected by our people throughout the business.

But to us, the greatest acknowledgment of a job well done is when a customer smiles and says 'Thank You'. When we've gone the extra mile and made a customer's difficult journey a better experience, that's when we take pride and hold our head high. Beyond that, we are also collecting quite an impressive array of industry awards - we will let them speak for our reputation!

2015 Awards

Global Traveler Tested Reader Survey Awards
Best Airline to Australia and New Zealand

Skytrax World Airline Awards
World's Best Premium Economy Class
Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat
Best Premium Economy Class Onboarding Catering
Airline of the Year

2014 Awards

The Guardian (UK) Travel Awards: WINNER Business Class Airline

Deloitte Top 200 Awards: New Zealand Company of the Year
Airline of the Year
Best Premium Economy Class

Skytrax World Airline Awards
Best Premium Economy Class
Best Premium Economy Class Seats

2013 Awards World

Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Tourism for Tomorrow Awards: WINNER Global Tourism Business Award

Silver - Top Airline: Wanderlust Travel Readers' Awards

World Travel Awards: Australasia's Leading Airline

World Travel Awards: Australasia's Leading Airline Lounge (Christchurch International Airport)

ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards 2012 & 2010 Winner: Airline of the Year

The Air Transport World Global Airline Awards are undoubtedly the Oscars of the airline industry and for Air New Zealand to be recognised as the number one airline in the world, by some of the toughest and most highly respected critics, is one of the greatest accolades our nation's airline has ever received - twice!

Randstad Award 2012 & 2011 Winner: Most Attractive Employer

This prestigious award is held every year in 14 countries across the globe and is the world's largest survey into employer branding. It recognises the most attractive employers in each country based on the results of an independent survey. We are proud to be the overall winner for the second year in a row.

2012 Awards

Randstad Award: WINNER Most Attractive Employer

NetGuide Web Awards: WINNER - Best Site for Travellers

Air Transport World: WINNER Airline of the Year

Wanderlust Readers' Travel Awards: Bronze - Top Airline

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority Awards - SUPREME WINNER

Sunday Times Travel: Value for Money Awards - Best Value Long-Haul Airline

Which? Reader Awards: Best Long-Haul Airline

Cellars in the Sky Awards

WINNER: Best presented Business Class wine list

Third - Best Business Class fortified or sweet wine

2011 Awards

Randstad Award: WINNER Most Attractive Employer

The ALB - Australasian Law Awards: New Zealand In-house legal team of the year

Aviation Week Global MRO of the Year Award: WINNER Air New Zealand Technical Operations

Skytrax World Airline Awards:
Winner - Best Airline Australia / Pacific
Winner - World's Best Premium Economy Class Airline [B777-300]
Winner - World's Best Premium Economy Class Airline Catering [B777-300]

Business Traveller:
Cellars in the Sky Award - Best Business Class Red
Cellars in the Sky Award - Best Presented Wine List

New Zealand Best Design Awards:
Gold - Furniture - SkyCouch
Gold - Furniture - SpaceSeat

Red Dot Awards (GER):
Winner - Red Dot Product Design - SpaceSeat
Honourable Mention - Red Dot Product Design - SkyCouch

IDSA (IDEA) Awards (US):
GOLD - long-haul Design Research
SILVER - SkyCouch - Industrial furniture, fixtures and lighting
BRONZE - long-haul Cabin Interior - automotive interiors and exteriors

Crystal Cabin Awards (GER): Winner - Passenger Comfort - SkyCouch

Designweek Awards 2011 (UK): Winner - Best Furniture Design - SkyCouch

Wallpaper* Design Awards: Winner - Best Air Style: Premium Economy - Spaceseat

Aviation Awards Asia: Winner - Full Service Airline category

Air Transport World: Winner - Ad Award 2011

Silver - Sales Generation / Promotion: Airpoints Magazine
Silver - Customer Engagement: Airpoints Magazine

Nexus Awards:
Gold - Production and Fulfilment: Airpoints Magazine
Bronze - Media and/or Channel Utilisation: Airpoints Magazine
Bronze - Media and/or Channel Utilisation: Air New Zealand on Foursquare
Silver - CRM and Data Management: Airpoints Magazine

2010 Awards

Air Transport World: WINNER Airline of the Year 'Airline of the Year'

Condé Nast Traveller Reader's Awards: Favourite Long-Haul Leisure Airline

Which? Awards: Best Airline

Skytrax Awards:
WINNER Best Airline Australia/Pacific
WINNER Staff Service Excellence Award for the Australia/Pacific region

Ernst & Young CFO of the Year: WINNER Rob McDonald Air New Zealand CFO

2009 Awards

Computerworld Awards CIO of the Year: WINNER Julia Raue Air New Zealand CIO

Loyalty Awards: WINNER Most innovative frequent flier programme

Qualmark Green responsible tourism criteria: Achieved Enviro-Gold accreditation, the highest rating.

Airline Business: 'Airline Strategy Award - Technology' received for redefining the domestic airport experience

Tourism Industry Awards: WINNER "Philips Innovation Award" Grabaseat

Air Transport World: WINNER 'Public Relations Award' for the management of external communications during a challenging year. This is only the second time the award has been given in eleven years.

Loyalty Awards: Judges' Choice Trophy awarded for "outstanding frequent flyer programme"

Readers Digest: WINNER Most Trusted Airline Brand

The World Traveller - China: Top Airline for Innovation

26th OAG Airline Industry Awards: Best Transpacific Airline

Vacation.Com -USA: Voted "Best Airline"

Deloitte Management Magazine: Executive of the Year, Rob Fyfe Chief Executive

QBE Insurance: John Palmer awarded Chairperson of the Year 2009

2008 Awards

Air Transport World: World's Best Passenger Service

EEO Trust Work/Life Awards:
Tomorrows Workforce Award
Supreme Award

Sky Awards:
Best Business Class Red Wine, UK Cellars
Most Informative Wine List, UK Cellars
Joint Runner-Up Best Business Class Wine Cellar, UK Cellars
3rd in Business Class White Wine, UK Cellars

Tourism British Columbia: Tourism Media Award

2007 Awards

Netguide Web Awards: WINNER Best Web Ad Campaign - MTV Pimp My Plane

NZ Tourism Industry Awards: Tourism Marketing Award for Shanghai launch

Sky Awards:
Best Business Class Red, UK Cellars
Best Business Class Cellar, UK Cellars
Most Original Business Class Cellar, UK Cellars

Condé Nast Traveller Awards:
2nd in Best Long Haul overall
Best value long haul

14th Annual World Travel Awards: Australasia's Leading Business Class Airline

TUANZ Business Internet Awards:
Experimentation Award
The Best of The Best
e-Commerce Award

Star Alliance quarterly survey: Best Star Alliance Business Class product and service

Business Traveler Magazine (USA): Best Airline to the South Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand

Phoenix Awards (Singapore): Air New Zealand Brand TV Commercial and Soundtrack
Silver Award; Best Music Composition

AXIS Advertising Awards: Air New Zealand Brand TV Commercial and Soundtrack -
Bronze Award; 30" commercial
Silver Award; Soundtrack - Best original Music

Media Awards:
GrabaSeat - Gold Award; Best Response
Auckland to Shanghai Launch Silver Award; Best use of research and consumer insights

EFFIE Awards: GrabaSeat - Bronze Award; Paradigm shift (only winner in a category with 7 finalists), Bronze Award; Small budget

TVNZ & NZ Herald Sponsorship Awards:
Supreme Winner Air New Zealand Fashion Week
"Sponsorship" Air New Zealand Fashion Week

Creative New Zealand Best International & National Arts Sponsorship

New Zealand Rugby Union Sponsorship: - Harvey Cameron Long Term Sponsorship

Direct Marketing- Air NZ Cargo - Bronze Award;
3D Special Offers Campaign - Silver Award; Multimedia campaign
Silver Award; Collateral/Alternative media

ASFONZ Communication Awards:
Best Other Communication - Air NZ KoruSaver.
Excellence in Communication - Air NZ KoruSaver.
Best Kiwisaver Communication - Air NZ KoruSaver

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