The Airbus A380 has struggled to compete with more modern plane designs.
Detox was onboard the aircraft as it left Auckland.
The design will be based on a Russian military bombing aircraft.
The company says its operations have not been affected.
The airline is giving discounts to Americans with a Mexican heritage.
One of the world's most famous flights was in the air for just five minutes.
The main issue is Napier, where the air traffic control tower has been unmanned.
The Police Association wants a drone that nearly hit one of their helicopters to be confiscated.
The airline and union members have reached an agreement - but it's not yet a done deal.
The accident killed seven people on the same date as the Erebus disaster, 29 years later.
A similar incident was blamed after an Air NZ A320 crashed in 2008.
The aircraft went nearly 50km past its destination.
Above and Beyond has been designed by Boeing and NASA.
He says the plane would have flown for hours on its own after the pilots were knocked out.
The inventor says he was inspired by Back to the Future and Star Wars.
Experts can't settle on exactly what was seen, but there are three main theories.
The A321 has 46 more seats than the airline's current fleet of A320s.