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Avro RJXs To Fly Australia-NZ?  
User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1223 times:

I have heard someone mention the possibility of the Ansett/Air NZ group buying some new Avro RJXs for trans-tasman services. It also would be a good choice for QF seeing their large 146 fleet (through National Jet)

These planes apparently have a long enough range to open up CBR-AKL flights or even more importantly, CBR-WLG (another capital shuttle service).

These planes could also fly the Queenstown route (popular for skiers) from SYD/BNE (short runway) and possibly a Newcastle-Auckland link as was recently proposed.

And maybe Air NZ could even reopen Hobart-Christchurch, a route Air NZ flew at one stage with 732s.

Does anyone know of this rumour??? Can anyone confirm that these planes would have the range on a full load??? Would anyone like to fly such a (small) plane on what would be a long flight (especially if they are as slow as the 146s!)

Any info would be appreciated.


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User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

Would be nice to see the aircraft in Air New Zealand and QANTAS colours.

User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2780 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

avent heard the rumor...thanx for the info and you do raise some very interesting ideas. Not sure if CBR-WLG would be that suceessful as they are small markets, and im not sure about their government travel. Other flights you mentioned I really do think have a chance, including a Newcastle-New Zealand route, but a HBA-CHC would be great.

User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

Anyone else??

Do you think it's viable?
Do the planes have the range??


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