BBD From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2153 times:
If my memory serves me correct, NZ did fly the route some years ago on a 2-3 a week frequency.
I suspect that there is a degree of propaganda in the announcement, in as much as these can be shown to be a benefit from the proposed tie-up between QF and NZ: ADL-AKL, whilst not feasible for either party by themselves, would be feasible under a joint operation.
Getting Australian state premiers on side, particularly from the smaller states, would assist in presenting the QF/NZ case before the ACCC, as would similar announcements affecting NZ towns (e.g. DUD) in the case of the NZ consumer regulator.
Perhaps we can look forward to a steady stream of such announcements:
HBA-AKL; CBR-WLG; HTI-AKL; DUD-SYD.