Etihad Airways will soon perform all scheduled and non-scheduled line maintenance on Air New Zealand aircraft in Melbourne at its Tullamarine engineering facility. Etihad and Air New Zealand have agreed to provide reciprocal line maintenance services in Melbourne, Australia, and Los Angeles, California.

Air New Zealand already performs line maintenance for Etihad in Los Angeles. Maintenance services performed in Melbourne and Los Angeles may include transit, daily and weekly checks, scheduled engineering services and fault repairs for the aircraft systems and passenger cabins.