Diversity & inclusion

Our vision is to create an organisation that is proudly representative of Aotearoa, a place where Air New Zealanders can be themselves and thrive.

Why is it important?

The future is changing, and the talent entering the New Zealand workforce will be different. Research shows that companies with high ethnic and gender diversity have a higher than average market share and those in the top quartile outperform their industry. There is also a direct link between the profile of our customers and our diversity representation goals. To achieve the benefits of diversity we need to ensure we are creating an environment where people can be themselves at work.

Different backgrounds

There's no typical Air New Zealander because we all have different backgrounds, experiences and working styles. Our commitment to diversity has helped create a vibrant working environment where everyone feels welcome.

At Air New Zealand, we're proud of our engaged and inclusive culture. You'll work alongside colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, cultures, genders and age – no matter which area of our business you work in.

Our diverse workforce reflects our diverse customer base and helps us better serve their needs. It also makes us more innovative – having many different points of view helps us come up with new ideas, make better decisions and ultimately become a more successful business.

What we want to achieve

Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy sets out expectations of what we're going to do to become a champion organisation of equality, diversity and inclusivity. We have had some success to date and are proud of how far we have come. We are still on the journey and will continue to drive our Diversity and Inclusion agenda throughout the organisation.

Read our Diversity and Inclusion strategy.

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