Planemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1653 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4525 times:
It seems as if Qantas, Air New Zealand and Origin Pacific are set to face some new competition on intra-new zealand routes as a new airline, "FirstJet.com," are about to launch services before the year's end. The new airline claims that it will initiate services with a single 737 aircraft and then expand it's fleet to 5 737 aircraft before the end of the first financial year.
"We are a new airline in our formative stages. Our initial operation will be based in Auckland flying New Zealand domestic flights at extremely low fares. Currently we are confirming aircraft, and we hope to initiate services before the end of 2006!"
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 48 Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4484 times:
Quote: It is company policy to offer the lowest fares available, by a country mile! Our current projected fare table has the highest fare, for Auckland - Queenstown, set at $12! This fare includes all taxes and charges applicable! The initial route we will fly, Auckland - Wellington, will have an Advance Fare of just $2 and a Walkon Fare of only $4!
And they intend to make money how?
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NZFan From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 75 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4434 times:
and i don't even see how with advertising they'd have fare cheaper than a bus ride from the city to the airport.
and those ridiculous 10,000 1c tickets? for sure there will be idiots bying those. i guess it'll be 100% margins cause they won't be any flight. easy way of making a quick $100? (or whatever that amount is. Math's never been my forte)
Alaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 901 posts, RR: 4 Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4402 times:
They must have read up on RYANAIR. "COMING SOON
10,000 seats between WELLINGTON or AUCKLAND for just 1c! "
"has the highest fare, for Auckland - Queenstown, set at $12! This fare includes all taxes and charges applicable! The initial route we will fly, Auckland - Wellington, will have an Advance Fare of just $2 and a Walkon Fare of only $4!"
FirstJet.com- Your Favorite Airline
"Ready to fly our sexy green jets and discover our awesome service?."
-sounds like a little kid wrote that, SEXY GREEN JET?
I don't know, I guess We'll have to see how it does. one problem is that New Zealand isn't that big. Were as in Europe with Ryan air there are alot of people over there, and younger people traveling, so theres a market. I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens.
to some people the sky is the limit, to aviation enthusiasts, its home!
NZ8800 From New Zealand, joined May 2006, 425 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4383 times:
Well if they're going to fly to "every destination in the country", they are going to need another aircraft type than just a 737! Just try getting a fully loaded 737 out of New Plymouth, let alone Whangarei...
Even if they do have a European model of service, they will not have the wide European customer base required to get that economy of scale and be successful. Also, as above, this country is not covered with 1900m runways supporting full passenger loaded 737s like Europe is...
They'd be taking an awful risk, pinning it all on advertising everywhere and basically being a flying advertisement mark ten and carrying passengers about as a sideline!!!
Time will tell, but on available evidence I doubt Air New Zealand, Origin Pacific, or Qantas have anything to worry about.
How did you find this, Planemanofnz?
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Noelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4342 times:
Quoting Bill142 (Reply 10): Have any of you bothered to read the disclamer on the contact page?
"FirstJet Airline Holdings Ltd and its shareholders take no responsibility for any incorrect or untrue information. If any information is, it is purely deliberate and for draft demonstration purposes only."
Zkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1573 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4167 times:
hahahahah what a joke, does sound good - if only true! where would they park their aircraft at AKL, (the international Terminal ) lol's , dout the airline will every get its wings , tho do the like the fare of $12 ! cheaper then the bus into central Auckland heheh, perhaps we could fly it !!
Lufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3172 posts, RR: 10 Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4099 times:
hmm.... guys from your comments im not even going to bother take this one seriously but i would like to point out, i was in NZ two weeks ago and domestic airfares were about double the price of similar flights within Australia.
My guess is, there is actually room for a little competition.... however given teh current configuration adopted by Air NZ and QF, they basically are already set up for lowco ops.... they could quicly lower the price and kill anybody with frequencies unless who ever it was, was extremely well cashed up.
Planemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1653 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3938 times:
I think there is room for competition in this market but I do think the whole 'advertising campaign' is risky business too. Would there be any room for them to operate from any of the current domestic terminal facilities in NZ airports?
Also, speaking of New Zealand start-ups, what happened to "Jump Airlines" who wanted to start NZ domestic ops a few years back with 73G's? Could this be a revival from that?
Pilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4 Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3872 times:
Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 17): Would there be any room for them to operate from any of the current domestic terminal facilities in NZ airports?
Dunedin has a HUGE space now with the airport pretty much finished being revamped, and they only have SJ and NZ operating out of DUD, they are looking for another airline. But wouldnt be enough traffic domestically.