VH-BZF From Australia, joined Oct 1999, 866 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1941 times:
In a recent interview Air New Zealand-Ansett Chairman Sir Selwyn Cushing stated that the group required about 7 more aircraft on top of the current 11 they have on order.
Does anyone know what aircraft type those 11 are on order? It has been clearly stated that ANZ want to expand Ansett International (there is talk of Frankfurt/Nagoya/Tokyo (when the new runway is built)/London etc), into a credible force to battle Qantas. So are these aircraft on order B747's or B767's or what?
Ansett (domestic) has two ex BM B737-300's arriving soon, but they are domestic aircraft!
Be interested in your thoughts if you know?
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VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4652 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (15 years 6 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1920 times:
There was some talk of the 777 being ordered by ANZ to replace its 742s filling the gap between the 763s and the 744s. I got hold of a small brochure promoting this when the 777 stopped on its world tour in AKL, back in 95, I think it was. They would definitely be welcome on ANZ's Asian routes. ANZ's latest annual report talked of "Integrated ownership widening the range of aircraft available for deployment across the Air New Zealand - Ansett Australia networks" take from that what you will. However, it doesnt say anything about expansion
I did read somewhere though that while Airbus was developing the A3XX, it spoke with a group of airlines, one of which was rumoured to be Air New Zealand. So, perhaps ANZ will get a couple of the big beasts. Chances are, though, that we will see some fluidity inside ANZ and AN, and perhaps with SIA as well...
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