Air New Zealand Limited (, ) is the national airline and flag carrier of New Zealand. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, the airline operates scheduled passenger flights to 27 domestic and 29 international destinations in 15 countries across Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. It was the last airline to circumnavigate the world because of its flagship NZ1/2 (Heathrow - Los Angeles - Auckland) and NZ39/38 (Auckland - Hong Kong - Heathrow) flights, which ended on March 2013 when Air New Zealand stopped Hong Kong - London flights, in favour of a code sharing deal with Cathay Pacific. Air New Zealand is a member of the Star Alliance global airline alliance, having joined in 1999. Air New Zealand is headquartered in a building called "The Hub", located away from Auckland Airport, in the Western Reclamation, in central Auckland.
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