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BAE 146's To Join Air NZ Fleet.  
User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5353 posts, RR: 11
Posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

At least 4 of the ex Qantas NZ BAE 146's will join the NZ domestic fleet for expansion over the next few months. These aircraft will be introduced on routes linking the 3 main cities with smaller cities such as Hamilton, Rotorua, Queenstown and Invercargill.

I also understand more ATR 72-500 series aircraft will join the fleet over the next few months.

The increase in services is due to the demise of Qantas NZ last month.

Scott.

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User currently offlineAviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

Thank for confirming this for us.

I just have been watching the news here in PER and they had a story on AN/NZ and when they went to Toomey, he was standing what I could have sworn was a BAe146 in Air NZ livery.

I would expect that the BAe146 will only be a temporary measure until an order by NZ/AN for a replacement is made.....which has been expected now for the last 12 months.

Cheers

Scotty


User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2188 times:

Can't wait for them to enter service

User currently offlineJet_guy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

Just went to ANZ webiste, and saw it in the Media Releases. They say that they are going to hire the QF NZ staff to fly them! another publicity point for ANZ!

It seems rather strange as they are no way in line with their other fleet, but I guess they could source parts from AN. But makes perfect sense to use them. Ill have to get a photo as we may never see a BAe 146 in ANZ colours ever again  Big thumbs up

Sam


User currently offlineZiffle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2171 times:

BAe 146's/RJ's are great aircraft!
I wonder how much one costs to buy/lease these days?

These aircraft are especially good on short runways.
I think that a BAe 146 can take off on a 1,400m runway with 100 pax and all that. Not to mention the four engines and its reputation as a quiet aircraft.


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5353 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2160 times:

ZK-NZI is already in Air NZ colours and is sitting in the maintenance area at Auckland looks quite nice to.

They are more expensive than a 737 so they're not the cheapest aircraft to operate but they do look good.

Scott.


User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

I wonder if they will use ZK-NZL.
It would look good in NZ colours


User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2542 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

They look absolutely fabulous in AirNZ colours!!

Wait till you see them!!

Cheers
mikey


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