Virgin Australia is filling the gap for South Islanders wanting winter holidays in the Cook Islands.
In other travel news, Lufthansa upgrades business meals, LATAM adopts new logo and Emirates signs new codeshare.
Air NZ will wear $13 million of the loss but analyst says it gains strategically.
The airline confirmed today full-year underlying pretax loss of A$49 million in the year ended of June 2015.
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