Match Making Given A New Twist

Port Vila, Vanuatu (PressExposure) May 18, 2009 -- Will flying enter a whole new dimension when match making takes to the skies, reaching never before seen heights in interactive flights? Air New Zealand has announced a world first 'Match Making Flight For Lonely Hearts' out of Los Angeles.

You must enjoy fine wine, long walks on the beach and be prepared to mix with single Kiwis (New Zealanders), as the only qualifications necessary. Steve Bayliss, Air NZ's general manager for marketing, says "Our down-to-earth, warm and wonderful people are an added bonus".

The specialty flight will depart from Los Angeles on October 13th, for Auckland, New Zealand. The special passengers will arrive in time to enjoy October 15th at a dual Hemisphere singles’ party of the year, being held at Auckland's SkyCity Convention Centre.

The Matchmaking flight will start with a pre-flight gate party at the L.A. airport and the passengers will eat themed food, drink and will have themed entertainment and games throughout the 12 hour flight.

On September 16, 2007 Air New Zealand hosted a 30,000 foot Fashion Catwalk flight, for several celebrity guests, with a strictly limited number of seats made available for the general public. Passengers were given a sneak preview of selected stand-out winter highlights before the opening of the Air New Zealand Fashion Week.

Managing Director of New Zealand Fashion Week Ltd, Pieter Stewart, said: "The designers took part in the Air New Zealand 30,000ft Catwalk as a true representation of the high quality fashion and design on show at Air New Zealand Fashion Week".

The passengers were served a champagne breakfast at a pre-flight party, bubbles flowed freely during the flight and a received a luxury ‘goodie bag’ to take away.

On February 29th, 2008 Air New Zealand’s flight from San Francisco, hosted a Pink Flight, with comedian Kathy Griffin as flight host, plus a roster of drag queens serving as flight attendants. In addition to Kathy and the drag queens, there were feather boas, an in-flight movie menu that promised a full assortment of gay classics, and a pink gift bag -- modeled after a 1950s bowling bag -- stuffed with skin products and pom-poms (as well as a copy of The Advocate).

"When I first arrived on the plane, I was a little shell-shocked", one passenger said.

"Air New Zealand is used to doing things differently", says Jodi Miller, who handles marketing for the airline.

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