Air New Zealand has been named Australasia's Leading Airline for the seventh consecutive year at the 2015 World Travel Awards.

The airline was also named Australasia's Leading Airport Lounge for the Air New Zealand Lounge at Christchurch International Airport for the third year running.

The awards, now in their 22nd year, recognise travel organisations that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence and are voted for annually by travel and tourism professionals around the world.

Air New Zealand general manager of customer experience Carrie Hurihanganui described the win as exciting.


"We're continually looking at ways to enhance the customer experience at all stages of the journey and these awards are testament to that work and to the efforts of our 11,000 staff."

The awards for the Asia and Australasia region were announced overnight at a ceremony in Hong Kong. All regional winners will compete for the World Travel Awards' global awards to be announced on December 12 in Morocco.