ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5193 posts, RR: 11 Posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2070 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.
Jet_guy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2028 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
Ziffle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2017 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.