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Air New Zealand's BAe 146s  
User currently offlineAerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2634 posts, RR: 4
Posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 802 times:

With Air NZ announcing the introduction of the ex-Tasman Pacific BAe 146s, there's been some debate as to which routes they'll be flying. Well, I'm still wondering. I recall seeing on the nose of the aircraft the "operated by Mt Cook Airlines" logo, on the news, so I guess the aircraft will be confined to largely tourist routes, namely Rotorua and Queenstown. And it makes sense because tourist operators have been saying that the 146s are the perfect size for package tour groups which usually number about 40.

Someone said they will be deployed on trunk routes like AKL-WLG-CHC, but I doubt this, as it was reported in the Herald that Tasman Pacific management conceeded they were never going to be profitable on routes like WLG-CHC when the 737 was the opposition. So the 737 must be far more cost-effective on these services.

Anybody got anymore info on the matter?

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User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 771 times:

I believe that the 146's will be used on regional routes with them also used on the main thrunk as well but I am not sure this is what I have learned.
Can't wait for them to start flying.


User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 758 times:

The 146s will mainly be deployed on the tourist type routes, but will also be operating off-peak trunk services when required.



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User currently offlineLaserjet From New Zealand, joined Apr 2000, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 729 times:

Yes. They are intended to be used on the tourist routes, such as Rotorua and Queenstown, as well as the lower density trunk routes, such as Dunedin - Auckland etc...

User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2541 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 713 times:

Laserjet is right..
And by the way,AirNZ now operate the 733 and ATR72 on the CHC-WLG route. It must be a very low pax route!!

Cheers
mikey


User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 709 times:

Well I was out at CHC this morning and saw 7 out of the BAe-146's and one of them was in Air New Zealand colours.
I was also wondering which one is not at CHC?


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