Air New Zealand has been named the 2014 Airline of the Year.
The announcement was made at the Airline Excellence Awards over the summer holidays.
The award was given by aviation website Airlineratings.com an is part of an annual event they do each year.
Air New Zealand was chosen for its ‘leading innovation’ and the high standard of its staff.
The company was also awarded the Best Premium Economy Class award for its commitment to innovation and investment in a buying new planes.