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Service in the skies

Eating and drinking on board has been an important part of the flying experience ever since the first passenger spent more than a couple of hours in the air.

​Early aviation and true trailblazers​

New Zealand's airline industry is built on the determination of a few enterprising aviation enthusiasts who fostered a proud tradition of flying. The importance of air travel to New Zealand cannot be overstated and it didn't take long to get started in this country.

High-flying fashion

Cabin crew uniforms form an important part of a carriers' identity; this is certainly true for our national airlines where they've long played a starring role. ​ ​

The Coral Route

New Zealand's first package holiday in the Pacific was a glamorous island hop known as the Coral Route. In 1951, Tasman Empire Airways Ltd launched a flying boat service from Auckland to Papeete in Tahiti.