Air New Zealand celebrates suppliers

4 March 2020

Air New Zealand celebrated its suppliers at its inaugural Tūhono Supplier Awards, August 2019.

Tūhono in te reo means “Standing together”.

AN Air New Zealand media statement says “Air New Zealand’s supply chain has evolved in recent years with a focus on strong supplier partnerships based on shared values and objectives and a deep commitment to sustainable procurement with the airline working to gain greater visibility and assurance across its complex supply chain.”

Former CEO, Christopher Luxon, said “Air New Zealand has more than 4,000 suppliers who are each a vital part of our extended enterprise.  We’ve been on a journey with them over the past couple of years, looking at ways we can work better together and grow our partnerships.  The awards were a fantastic way to celebrate their contributions to our business and the work we’ve done together in partnership.”

JNP Aviation Ltd was nominated in three award categories, these were; Operational Excellence, Best New Zealand Partnership, and Regional Partnership.

It was an honour to win the following category;

Regional Partnership Award
For a New Zealand based supplier which consistently demonstrates high performance, as well as punches above its weight to supercharge the success of New Zealand’s regions.
Winner: JNP Aviation
JNP Aviation supports the airline’s ramp and front of house operations in several regional airports the airline serves.

Air New Zealand awards

Regional Partnership Award



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