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Air New Zealand’s Electric Flight Initiative Prepares to Take Off

by Kimberly Inlander

May 13, 2024

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Air New Zealand recently announced plans to introduce all-electric cargo flights by 2026 using The Beta ALIA electric cargo aircraft, which weighs 3 tons, exceeds 39 feet and can reach speeds up to 168 mph. Test flights have shown it can cover nearly 300 miles on a single charge, with a charge time of 40–60 minutes. The aircraft will collaborate with New Zealand Post to shuttle mail.

 

In December 2023, Greg Foran, CEO, Air New Zealand, emphasized the critical role of sustainable aviation fuels and next-generation aircraft in cutting the airline’s emissions, and The Beta ALIA aircraft represents a vital advance in those efforts. The airline’s chief sustainability officer Kiri Hannifin said nearly all of the country’s airport have shown interest in securing routes using the aircraft.

 

Surf Air Mobility, Inc., a Los Angeles-based regional air mobility platform transforming regional flying through electrification, has also shown interest in launching all-electric aircraft. Its subsidiary is Southern Airways, the largest commuter airline in the United States based on scheduled departures. The company partnered with commercial leaders to develop new technology to upgrade the Cessna Grand Caravan with fully electric and hybrid-electric engines for passenger air travel. Surf Air Mobility has thus far signed a memorandum of understanding with Auric Air Services, Ltd., and collaborated with Brazil’s Azul.

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Nearly Two-Thirds of Campers Have Camped for Free

The Dyrt, an app for camping availability, photos and reviews, recently found nearly two-thirds, at 65.8 percent of campers, reported camping for free at least once in 2023, which was almost doubled the rate from 2019. The results were revealed in The Dyrt’s 2024 Camping Report presented by The All-New Toyota Tacoma.

Discover Nashville Neighborhoods

Whether you are interested in music, art, history, food, sports or fashion, Music City has something for everyone to sing about. Nashville is accessible, friendly and authentic, with diverse neighborhoods, a storied musical heritage and a creative culture that energizes the city.

Surveys
May 22, 2024

Study Finds Most Crowded Tourist Spots by Square Foot

Don’t like big crowds? Or maybe you are fine with crowds if they’re spread out, but you just don’t like a lot of people crammed into one space? Whatever your feelings, if you’re not keen on being shoved together with a bunch of fellow travelers, you may want to avoid some of these tourist spots.

Hotel
May 22, 2024

Celebrate Life Milestones with a “Go-cassion” at These 4 Hotels

This year, VRBO reported group vacations celebrating little milestones, also known as “go-cassions,” is one of 2024’s emerging travel trends. Looking to take part in this trend? Here are four hotel properties perfect for celebrating life accomplishments.

Unearth Seoul’s Hidden Gems

Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.

Destinations / North America
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A Sizzling Summer in Atlantic City

Atlantic City comes alive in summer, offering a full Jersey Shore experience with entertainment, first-rate dining, pool parties, beaches and more.