Air New Zealand
The airline also encompasses business units providing engineering and ground handling services. Subsidiaries extend to booking systems, travel wholesaling and retailing services. Air New Zealand is renowned for its innovative approach to service and product design, including the revolutionary Economy Skycouch, unique aircraft liveries and creative inflight safety videos which have proven to be huge hit, not only having captured the attention of customers on board but also going viral, collectively generating more than 80 million hits online.
Christopher Luxon has been Chief Executive Officer at Air New Zealand since January 2013 having previously held the role of Group General Manager International Airline for almost two years. Prior to joining the airline, Christopher was President and Chief Executive Officer at Unilever Canada. This was one of several senior leadership roles he held during an 18-year career at the multi-national that saw him work in roles in Europe, North America and Asia/Pacific. Christopher has a Master of Commerce in Business Administration from the University of Canterbury.