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Who Killed Qantas NZ (aka Tasman Pacific AL Of NZ)  
User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

That's the question I'm asking.

I never heard that they have any problems during Ansett New Zealand's era. But they went into serious financial problems when they became Qantas New Zealand (and of course, they shut down).

So who killed Qantas NZ (aka Tasman Pacific Airlines of NZ Limited)? Qantas or Ansett? And what's the main problem?

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User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2549 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

They killed themselves, by not running the airline probably and staying on routes that were non-profitable!!


User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

Mikey's right.

Basically, they started up competition as a full service airline, competing with Air New Zealand, which at that stage had complete dominance and a monopoly of the domestic NZ market.
They had hot meals, jetbridges, the works. They started haemorrhaging money right from the get go, had about 2 years profitability 6 years later, started losing money again, then went belly-up owing about 60 million or something.

If they'd concentrated on being a budget low-fares airline, servicing the main trunk routes, they probably woulda been ok. But they went all-out, weren't good enough at it, and died as a consequence.

User currently offlineQantasAirways From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1280 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1348 times:

Hey now.
Dont forget that Qantas New Zealand had NO diplomatic relations whatsoever with Qantas Airways of Australia - however Qantas granted them the trademark. There is no real relationship between them.


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