Air New Zealand encourages Kiwis to embrace extraordinary adventures with new campaign

Air New Zealand is inviting Kiwis on a journey to see the world through a new lens, launching the next evolution of its brand through a new campaign, 'Your extraordinary adventure awaits'.
13 May 2024

The shift signifies a pivotal moment for the airline as it embarks on the next stage of its own journey, setting its sights on the future and redefining its role in shaping the travel aspirations of its customers.

The new campaign encapsulates Air New Zealand's dedication to empower New Zealanders to dream big and broaden their horizons.

Air New Zealand General Manager Brand and Marketing Jane Anthony says the campaign marks a fresh approach for the airline.

"The new brand direction embodies the spirit of adventure, curiosity, and the limitless possibilities that travel brings. It is a celebration of the unique Kiwi mindset that embraces the idea that, no matter where you start, you can go on an incredible adventure."

The heart of the campaign lies in the enchanting narrative of a father-daughter duo whose bedtime story transforms into a mesmerising journey around the globe. The storyline unravels the magic hidden within the travel journey, inspiring viewers to see the world through a new and imaginative lens.

This captivating tale captures Air New Zealand's commitment to fostering a sense of adventure for its customers, no matter where their destination is.  

"'Your extraordinary adventure awaits' serves as both an invitation and a declaration – an invitation for New Zealanders to embark on transformative journeys and a declaration of the airline's unwavering commitment to enabling adventure.

"The campaign is more than a visual spectacle; it represents a cultural shift for Air New Zealand. After focussing on rebuilding the airline following a challenging travel period, we are signalling a shift back to facilitating the sense of wonder and excitement that travel brings."

'Your extraordinary adventure awaits' is featured across various platforms including, TV, digital media, out of home, and social channels from 12 May 2024.

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About Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand's story started in 1940, first taking to the skies between Auckland and Sydney on a flying boat - a Short S30. Known for its warm Kiwi hospitality, today, the airline has 104 operating aircraft ranging from Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and Airbus A320s to ATRs and Q300s, offering customers comfort in the latest most efficient jets and turboprops. It's a modern fuel-efficient fleet with an average age of 7.3 years. Air New Zealand's global network of passenger and cargo services centres around New Zealand. Pre-Covid, the airline flew more than 17 million passengers every year, with 3,400 flights per week. Air New Zealand was recently named the World's Safest Airline by the Australian rating service, highlighting the airline's laser-focus on safety. Last year, Air New Zealand won Best Corporate Reputation in New Zealand – 8th year in a row.

Air New Zealand has a well-connected domestic business, connecting customers and cargo to 20 different regions around New Zealand. Internationally, the airline has direct flights to major cities across Australia, Asia, the Pacific Islands and the US, and through its strong relationships with alliance partners, offers customers more choice and convenience to connect further afield to hundreds of destinations. Air New Zealand has a particular focus on sustainability and its Sustainability Framework  helps guide the airline's efforts in tackling some of New Zealand's and the world's most complex challenges. Air New Zealand aircraft are proudly identified by its distinct tail livery of the Mangōpare, the Māori symbol of the hammerhead shark which represents strength, tenacity, and resilience.


About Star Alliance

Air New Zealand is proud to be a member of Star Alliance. The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,321 airports in 193 countries.