Posted on: 30 October 2015 by Ross McSweeny
From 4 November customers travelling on regional Air New Zealand services will be allowed to use personal electronic devices during all phases of flight provided the devices are switched to flight mode.
The change in policy follows approval by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority, and brings the airline’s regional turboprop fleet (ATR72-500 and 600, Q300 and Beech 1900D aircraft) in line with its domestic and international services (Airbus A320 and Boeing 787-9, 777-200 and 777-300 aircraft), which already provides its customers the same option.
Air New Zealand’s general manager customer Experience, Carrie Hurihanganui says the airline is steadfastly focused on using technology to ensure that the customer journey is seamless from start to finish.
“Last year Air New Zealand became one of the first airlines in the Asia Pacific region to allow customers travelling on jet services to use their personal electronic devices during all phases of flight.
“We’re very excited to be expanding this to our turboprop fleets and giving customers travelling on regional services more freedom to use their electronic devices right throughout their journey from home through to arrival at their destination,” says Hurihanganui.