Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Air New Zealand Props Up All Black Campaign

The latest addition to Air New Zealand’s Boeing B747 fleet has been given a little extra grunt by the powerful, young All Blacks front row.

The strong men of the All Blacks front row feature in a striking 11 metre high tribute from Air New Zealand to the All Blacks 1999 Rugby World Cup campaign.

“Air New Zealand is in the front row of supporters for the All Blacks and New Zealand rugby. As the national airline and Official Airline of the All Blacks, we thought we’d give our support an extra push by demonstrating the scale of that support,” says Air New Zealand managing director Jim McCrea.

“This is the world’s largest flying billboard. Anton Oliver, Carl Hoeft and Kees Meeuws are pretty overpowering in person but they make a giant impact on our 747. This is a fantastic opportunity to take New Zealand and the All Blacks to the world.”

The All Blacks will leave New Zealand on the aircraft on September 23, carrying the hopes and best wishes of New Zealand’s legion of rugby fans for a repeat of the 1987 World Cup win.

“Can you imagine the impact on the opposition and the English media when the All Blacks arrive in their own plane,” says Mr McCrea. “We’ve created a real All Blacks’s plane – not just another black plane. We think this sends out a clean, clear message about the spirit of our team and the spirit of our country.”

The 11 metre by 26 metre graphic was designed by Air New Zealand’s livery designer Catherine Rezaei and produced by Admark Visual Imaging Ltd.

The 440 square metre graphic will remain on the plane throughout the World Cup as the aircraft flies Air New Zealand’s regular international routes.

“Most of the team will return on the same aircraft, hopefully with a little extra piece of baggage known as the William Webb Ellis Trophy, and the graphic will remain on the plane for up to three months after a successful World Cup campaign,” says Mr McCrea.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Hospitality NZ: Hospitality Wages Jump 9% To Pass Living Wage
Wages and salaries across the hospitality sector continue to increase despite businesses having to battle through some of the toughest trading periods in living memory... More>>

Climate Leaders Coalition: Launches New Statement Of Ambition, Appoints New CEO Convenor

The Climate Leaders Coalition is tonight officially launching a new Statement of Ambition to accelerate business action on climate change... More>>

Retail: New Law Paves Way For Greater Supermarket Competition

Legislation that bans major supermarkets from blocking their competitors’ access to land to set up new stores paves the way for greater competition in the sector, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Dr David Clark said... More>>

MYOB: New Data Shows Increase In SMEs Experiencing Stress And Anxiety

The lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a surge in the number of local SME owners and operators experiencing stress and anxiety, according to new research from business management platform, MYOB... More>>

Carbonz: Cashing In On Carbon: The New Marketplace Helping Native Forest To Thrive

The country’s first voluntary carbon credit marketplace, Carbonz, is here to restore native biodiversity and help Aotearoa reach its carbon zero goals by selling the first carbon credits exclusively from native forest... More>>
Entrust District: Dividend Will Be Welcomed After Another Tough Year
We’ve all heard of the saying; “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” but for Aucklanders within the Entrust District, getting their share of Entrust’s 2022 annual dividend payment really is as good as it sounds... More>>