Air New Zealand signed a deal for 14 new planes from Airbus with a list price $1.8 billion.
CEO Christopher Luxon says the airline will pay discounted price of around $1.6 billion for the aircraft.
The order includes three A321neo, 10 A320neo and one A320, Mr Luxon at a press conference in Doha, where he is attending the International Air Transport Association's annual general meeting.
The neo aircaft will be delivered between 2017 and 2019, while the classic A320 will be supplied early next year.
The A320 series is all singlle-aisle.
Mr Luxon said that the carrier plans to have a fleet of medium-range airliners consisting exclusively of Airbus planes. Airbus's A320 family competes with Boeing's 737.
The planes will be used for Trans-Tasman and Pacific routes, CEO Christopher Luxon said, and will keep the airline competitive with fuel savins o up to 15% or $1.9 million a year.
This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about MyNBR Tags
Most listened to
- Listen to the week's top business news in NBR Radio's weekend review
- Matthew Hooton discusses Labour's extreme left takeover
- Rodney Hide on how the TPP debate has become a moral argument
- Wick Nixon on how she's saving parents' sanity, one lunchbox at a time
- “The sky’s the limit”: Sam Snead on the appreciation of single malt whiskies