### idealogue.co.nz 23 July 2012 @ 10:22 am
Air NZ revamp embraces the dark side
By Design Daily Team
Air New Zealand is going black for good, with its fleet set to sport a new livery from next year that was created in collaboration with leading Kiwi typeface designer Kris Sowersby and Designworks. Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe announced last week that the tails of all new aircraft entering the fleet will be painted black.
“The Air New Zealand lettering has remained relatively unchanged for the past 20 years, but the airline has undergone significant cultural and reputational change. The challenge was to develop a new style which retained the history and credibility while injecting a new sense of momentum and modernity.”
New Zealand Herald: Air NZ plane tails to go all black
Designworks: Going Black for the Nation
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
### ODT Online Wed, 17 Aug 2011
Project Gateway on hold
By David Loughrey
Project Gateway – an initiative that has cost the Dunedin City Council $3.5 million over the last decade – will be put on hold and “reviewed” after results that have fallen well short of initial goals.
Despite early hopes of attracting 60,000 visitors a year, creating 555 jobs and opening up a market worth $21 million, council economic development unit manager Peter Harris said it had instead sparked sales of about $4.6 million, and helped create “around 34 jobs”.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
### stuff.co.nz Last updated 09:42 23/12/2010
Air NZ takes possession of ‘cuddle class’ plane
By Rebecca Stevenson – BusinessDay.co.nz
Air New Zealand’s “game changing” new Boeing airliner was officially handed over to the Kiwi national carrier in Seattle yesterday – complete with the so-called “cuddle class” economy couches. The 777-300ER is the first plane equipped with the New Zealand-designed skycouch and spaceseat which the airline says will revolutionise economy travel. Air New Zealand has been working on this interior redesign since 2006.
Air NZ unveils the ‘cuddle class’ Skycouch
“Economy passengers have not been treated well, and we’re trying to change that,” says Air NZ spokesman Andrew Sims. 3news Link + Video
Kiwis’ Cuddle Class concept catches on
Officials are still referring to the extra features as the Skycouch but the phrase Cuddle Class is catching on – making the New York Times “new words of year” list. TVNZ Link + Video
Dos and Donts for Cuddle Class | Kiwiblog
### nbr.co.nz Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Air NZ investors not buying cuddle class hype
By Chris Keall
“Honey, I told you, keep still, or I’m going to knee you in the thigh again…”
The glam pictures of Air New Zealand’s skycouch seats, populated by snuggling models, were on every news site you looked at yesterday. So were the airline’s predictions of a boom in premium economy revenue, and a “lucrative” sideline licensing its design to Boeing. But Air New Zealand didn’t attach any numbers to its rosy predictions, and investors seemed unconvinced.
airnewzealand | 21 December 2010
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us here at Air New Zealand!
(this video Christmas card was created entirely by Air New Zealand staff)
Post by Elizabeth Kerr