NZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 950 times:
Qantas had to set up a separate company, Australia Asia to serve Taipei so as not to offend the Chinese Government.
Japan Airlines had Japan Asia, BA had British Asia, and so on.
But Air New Zealand serves Taipei in its own right under its own name. They didn't have to set up a separate operation.
Anyone know why ANZ was treated differently compared to the others?
NZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 894 times:
Yeah I know Aussie Asia has gone now Jim.
Used to be good seeing their 767s coming into Wellington before they changed to the 747SPs.
Thanks for the info about the agreement.
Thought it may have been something like that.
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4502 posts, RR: 49 Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 877 times:
The point is more that Air New Zealand doesnt fly to People's Republic of China. I believe the politics behind it is that the PRC refuses tobe served by the same airline that serves ROC: hence all the Asia divisions...
"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5025 posts, RR: 12 Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 741 times:
This is probably the best time of year to fly to TPE as the chinese new year is coming up so at the moment I would say flights are quite full NZ and BR have put on extra flights to cope with demand, but for alot of the year its like a nothing market. I think NZ should drop their own flights and codeshare with BR and fly the 763 to ICN or mainland China where year round there is alot more demand.
NZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 734 times:
Shanghai was on the cards for Air NZ a few years back wasn't it NBT?
Yeah, a slice of ICN would be good too instead of leaving it all for KE.
New destinations I would like to see, and I reckon they'd be viable are Auckland-Sao Paulo via Rio de Janeiro.
Would also be a Star Alliance tie-up with Varigs domestic and European services.