Air NZ named Australasia's top airline

Air New Zealand scoops top regional award for the seventh year running.

Air New Zealand scoops top regional award for the seventh year running.


Air New Zealand been named Australasia's Leading Airline at the regional 2015 World Travel Awards.

"To win ... for the seventh year in a row is incredibly exciting. We're continually looking at ways to enhance the customer experience at all stages of the journey and these awards are testament to that work and to the efforts of our 11,000 staff," Air New Zealand general manager customer experience Carrie Hurihanganui said.

The national carrier also took out the award for Australasia's Leading Airport Lounge for its Christchurch Airport lounge for the third year running.

The awards for the Asia and Australasia region were announced overnight at a ceremony in Hong Kong. All regional winners will compete for the World Travel Awards' global awards to be announced at a gala ceremony on December 12 in Morocco.

Air New Zealand did not manage to take out any of the global categories last year. The 2014 top airline was awarded to Etihad Airways.

Auckland Airport - which won the top Australasian Airport in the 2014 regional awards - failed to retain that title overnight. Melbourne Airport was named the regional winner.


Australasia's leading airline: Air New Zealand

Australasia's leading airport lounge: Air New Zealand Koru Lounge, Christchurch International Airport, New Zealand

Australasia's Leading Casino Resort: Sky City Auckland, New Zealand

Australasia's Leading Conference Hotel: InterContinental Wellington, New Zealand

Australasia's Leading Experiential Luxury Property: Annandale, New Zealand

Australasia's Leading Tourist Board: Tourism New Zealand

Australasia's Leading Villa Resort: Eagles Nest, New Zealand

 - Stuff

Last updated 10:25, October 30 2015