Extra Christmas flights added

Sounds Air ground operations manager Sophie Macdonald at Marlborough Airport.

South Island travellers look skyward to save themselves time on the long inland bypass.

Councillor's i-Site concerns

The Havelock i-Site has been extended following a successful trial to make it the third i-Site in Marlborough, along ...

But new report shows Destination Marlborough runs three i-Sites for the price of one.

Freedom camping legal video

Freedom camping is currently legal in only two Auckland council regions: Franklin and Rodney.

Auckland residents apprehensive as 65 new freedom campsites signalled for the city's parks and reserves.

World record for Emirates' floral A380 video

Emirates and Dubai Miracle Garden build world’s largest floral installation in shape of an Emirates A380.

The world's largest passenger plane is covered in more than 500,000 fresh flowers and living plants.

Pilot's friendly message from sky

It's not the first time a pilot has used the tracking app to create a drawing in the sky.

A pilot spent 40 minutes tracing a message and it's not the first art from the creative flyer.

Muslim comedian meets Trump's son

US comedian Mo Amer shared a photo of a recent flight he took with Eric Trump.

Mohammed Amer sat next to Eric Trump on a flight and decided to clear a few things before take-off.

Top aviation stories from 2016 video

Maho Beach is one of the most notorious plane landing spots in the world.

While we said goodbye to some iconic Boeing 747s, other old birds got new leases of life.

Why 747s have that giant hump video

The space shuttle Endeavour, carried piggyback atop a Boeing 747 jumbo jet, lands at at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

Boeing likes big bumps and you cannot lie, it's the most unusual aircraft to fly.

Rarest types of plane crashes video

Rescue crew work in the wreckage from a plane that crashed into Colombian jungle with Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense.

No fuel on board: Less than 1 per cent of accidents on record were blamed on low fuel.

World's most photographed places gallery

How many of the top 9 places have you been to?

You haven't actually arrived somewhere until you've geotagged yourself there.

Hard or soft luggage?

There's trend towards hard-sided luggage - and away from more compromising, soft-sided luggage. What's behind it?

Is hard luggage uncivil or stylish? Here's what you should know about your choice and it involves air rage.

Ronan and Julian's duet video

Julian Dennison and Ronan Keating have recorded a Christmas carol fit for Kiwis - Summer Wonderland.

Ronan Keating and Julian Dennison have recorded a Kiwi Christmas carol.

'Alarm bells' over Auckland levy

Tourists say a visitor levy on them in Auckland may be fair, but the city is already too expensive and visitor numbers ...

Mayor Phil Goff's plan to collect money from visitors to Auckland took many by surprise, including hotels.

Old school pegged for campsite

Phillip and Megan Walker, at the site of the old Koromiko School.

Plans are in motion to replace a controversial freedom camping spot with a cheap campground.

History of plane that crashed

The BAE 146, of which 220 are still in operation, has a maximum range of about 2965km.

The BAE 146 had a maximum range of 2965km, about the same distance it was travelling when it went down.

Why people love to queue

A behaviour expert says passengers start forming lines to board a plane before the gate has opened.

A behaviour expert reveals why people rush to board airplanes before the gate has even opened.

Too many cooks spoil Picton broth

Picton Marlborough Sounds Tourism members, from left, Trish Hourigan, Melisa Dunkley, chairwoman Margaret McHugh and ...

The port town has no shortage of people wanting to help, but are they pulling in different directions?

New, bigger A350 makes first flight video

Boeing has responded to the A350-1000 by developing an even larger version of 777 able to seat over 400 people.

Europe's largest twin-engined passenger jet seeks to grab the spotlight from Boeing's popular 777.

Ballet dancers surprise passengers

Jenkins and the Bolshoi Ballet Dancers' performance marked the launch of direct flights to Moscow.

A famous opera singer and the Bolshoi Ballet performed on their way to Moscow this week.

Airport staff's quirky sense of humour

TSA's most popular image is of a life-size prop dummy from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre film.

This social media account has been voted more popular than Beyonce and Nasa.

Double decker travel to Sydney

Emirates A380s now operate daily from Christchurch airport.

Emirates' is the first airline to offer regular A380 services to and from Christchurch in a new service that reduces the journey time to Dubai and Europe by about two hours in each direction.

Tourism slogans around the world

Just in case you'd forgotten where you were.

New Zealand might be "100% Pure", but did you know Uzbekistan is "Naturally Irresistible?"

Air NZ announces Adele flights

Air New Zealand's extra flights will provide 15,000 more seats for Adele fans.

Air New Zealand says "hello" to Adele fans, announcing more than 80 extra flights to her sold-out shows.

Need to know: South Island travel

The TranzAlpine scenic train ride between Christchurch and Greymouth is operating as normal.

Visitors to the South Island may face disruptions following the earthquake. Here's what you need to know.

Tartan planes for Scotland

Loganair with will have distinctively Scottish livery when it takes to the skies as an independent airline in 2017.

Scotland is getting its own airline. And the planes will have tartan livery.

McDonald's flies sky high

Now you can have McDonald's in the sky.

Fast food chain reaches new heights, with airline now serving its coffee in the skies.

Most fun places to live on earth

Life is well lived in Brazil.

These countries may not be the richest, or the most stable, or even the safest – but they know how to enjoy life.

When you flush an airplane toilet

Boeing's 787 Dreamliners have automatically closing lids.

Before the vacuum toilet, there were slop buckets. Thankfully times have moved on.

Irish cabin crew wear ABs jerseys

An Aer Lingus flight attendant is barely recognisable in her new uniform.

A deal is a deal: Aer Lingus flight attendants don NZ jerseys in honourable show of defeat.

Don't report crimes, tourists told

Dubai has a long history of penalising rape victims, an advocacy group says.

An Advocacy group has warned tourists against reporting rape in Dubai after a victim was arrested when she went to police.

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