Air New Zealand Invites Canadians to Follow the Sun

    Travelling Sun and Beach Lovers Entice Canadians to Chill Where It's Warm
    This Winter

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - Air New Zealand invites Vancouverites and
Torontonians to follow the sun - captured in a moving transparent truck and
escorted by Kiwi ambassadors in beach togs - on its October national tour for
a chance to win a summer holiday in New Zealand during Canada's winter.
    Offering a round-trip Air New Zealand flight for two to Auckland, five
nights' accommodation in the Bay of Islands, plus a Swim with the Dolphins
Cruise, Canada's two-city promotion is part of the airline's "Don't Pack Away
Your Summer Just Yet, Canada" campaign.
    "Air New Zealand is delighted to be catching rays - literally - by
packaging up the Sun and touring it through Canada as part of a farewell
journey south," says Roger Poulton, vice president, Air New Zealand - the
Americas. "We invite Canadians to join us and play along - either through this
fun contest or by booking a trip today."
    The campaign encourages Canadian sun-lovers to tag weeks onto summer by
holidaying in New Zealand, where the season of sunny days and outdoor fun is
    Spot the Air New Zealand Sun in Vancouver (October 15-17) and Toronto
(October 22-24) to collect information about New Zealand travel opportunities
and enter the Air New Zealand travel contest. To console those unable to fly
South who are bracing for cold months to come, the beach team travelling with
the Sun will dole out handy ice scrapers.
    For more information about the Sun's tour to Canada, Sun locations and
Air New Zealand's "Don't Pack Away Your Summer Just Yet, Canada" campaign,
please visit

    About Air New Zealand

    Air New Zealand offers direct service, 14 hours non-stop, from Vancouver
to Auckland and increases its service to four times per week beginning
December 2008. More direct flights are offered to the South Pacific than any
other airline, including non-stop flights from Vancouver, San Francisco, Los
Angeles and Honolulu to New Zealand, as well as Los Angeles non-stop to the
Cook Islands and Samoa. Other popular destinations include Australia, China,
Japan and Tonga. In addition to flying non-stop Los Angeles-London, Air New
Zealand's newest route, between London and Hong Kong, now allows customers to
fly round-the-world on one airline. Consistently rated among the world's best
international airlines, Air New Zealand's most recent accolades include
recognition by the Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards, the Travel +
Leisure World's Best Awards and Business Traveler Magazine. United Mileage
Plus, US Airways Dividend Miles and Air Canada's Aeroplan members earn and
redeem mileage on select flights. Flight and vacation essentials can be booked
on . Flight and vacation bookings can also be made by calling
1-800-663-5494 in Canada and 1-800-262-1234 in the USA.

    (*) B-roll, photographs and sun locations available upon request (*)

    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
    the CNW Photo Network and archived at
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    website at Images are free to accredited
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For further information: Media Contact: Laura Serena, Air New Zealand,
(604) 408-6511,

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