United Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9189 posts, RR: 15 Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2027 times:
Air New Zealand has confirmed that becoming a low cost carrier is one of their options.........
I personally think that this will NOT happen. Air New Zealand is a top airline with high level of services (It was rated higher than Cathay Pacific, as well as Qantas in Sep 2001). It is the national carrier, as well as the one and only one carrier in New Zealand. If they lose their prestige, their reputation will be screwed...
They won't be stupid enough to ruin their image, as well as brand name as a low cost carrier.
NZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1991 times:
The proposal only relates to routes of four hours flying time or less; ie, flights to the eastern seaboard of Australia most of the Pacific Islands.
Personally I can't see it happening.
Air NZ already has a low-cost option in Freedom Air.
They'd be mad to follow this through.