Airways - Making your world possible

New green aviation routes across Asia Pacific skies

19 Dec 2013

About Airways

  • Airways is a world-leading commercial Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), and operates in New Zealand as a State-Owned Enterprise (SOE).

  • We look after key aviation infrastructure around New Zealand and manage the more than 1 million traffic movements per year into and around New Zealand’s 30 million sq km of airspace, which is 7% of the world’s total.

  • Airways provides air traffic control and engineering training, and has delivered air traffic management, Flightyield revenue management solutions, navigation services and consultancy in more than 65 countries.

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Airservices Australia, Airways New Zealand and the Federal Aviation Administration joined forces in 2008 to create the Asia and South Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions (ASPIRE). Since then the ANSP membership has expanded to include the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, and AeroThai.

The joint venture is designed to lessen the environmental impact of aviation across Asia and the South Pacific, with each partner focusing on developing ideas that contribute to improved environmental standards and operational procedures in aviation.

Following a series of demonstration flights in 2008 – linking NZ, Australia and the US – extensive data gathering and performance modelling occurred to allow the success of these 'one-off' test flights to be repeated on a daily basis for aircraft flying across Asia and the Pacific. The first ASPIRE-Daily City Pair was launched on February 21, 2011 between Auckland and San Francisco. Eight ASPIRE-Daily City Pairs have been implemented since the ASPIRE programme launch.

For further information about the ASPIRE programme, visit the website: