Air New Zealand will celebrate 75 years of operations in 2015 and is teaming up with New Zealand Post to issue a commemorative stamp collection which has just been made available for pre-order.
The stamp issue explores the evolution of Air New Zealand from Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL) through to National Airways Corporation (NAC) and the Air New Zealand brand as we know it today.
Air New Zealand’s Chief Marketing and Customer Officer Mike Tod says the airline has been part of the fabric of New Zealand for more than seven decades and the collection of five stamps showcases the role it has played in connecting the nation to the world.
“Air New Zealand has a rich history and to see it celebrated in this collection will inspire a sense of nostalgia and pride in all New Zealanders.”
New Zealand Post’s Head of Stamps and Coins Simon Allison says the stamp issue is a fitting way to mark the airline’s 75th anniversary.
“It’s fantastic to have two iconic Kiwi organisations come together to celebrate a significant milestone in New Zealand’s aviation history.”
The 75 Years Connecting New Zealand and the World collection is now available for pre-order here. The stamps will be on sale from 14 January 2015.