Coronavirus: Air NZ extends Boeing 777 groundings as international recovery outlook worsens

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Boeing manufacturing issues could have implications for Air New Zealand’s Dreamliner fleet

Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on air travel Air New Zealand has grounded its Boeing 777 fleet until at least September 2021, and will rely on its Dreamliner aircraft to do all of its long-haul flying in the interim.

Dreamliner groundings could drag on for Air New Zealand as Rolls-Royce announces delay

For the past 18 months Air New Zealand, along with other global airlines, have had to undertake earlier than expected maintenance on Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines fitted to Dreamliner aircraft after engine blades showed signs of corroding or cracking prematurely.

Originair, Hamilton Airport prepare to restart regional passenger route

“It does depend on the mix of passengers, so for example a husband and wife, they are in a bubble together, if a family of four book, they are considered to be a single bubble too.