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Will Air New Zealand Become A Low Cost Carrier?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2081 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.

Comments?????

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User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2045 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.


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

I agree.  Smile

User currently offlineSixStarAnsett From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

I think they should follow it through... Acting devilish

It would be a great success... Yeah sure

SixStarAnsett Big thumbs up


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1995 times:

No way!!!

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

I hope that this does not happen.......good airline with great service.

With the Ansett mess behind them, NZ should simply go back to doing what it does best, provide high-quality long-haul service out of NZ and effecient domestic service within NZ.


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

The most important thing for Air New Zealand right now.......... is to go profitable again.

Air New Zealand must keep what they have right now......


User currently offlineJesseycy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2001, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

Go low cost for domestic, and great service for international flights... I think that's what most kiwis want.....

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

Do they operate as a Full Service carrier for domestic????

They should continue to be a full service carrier at all times.


User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

Yes United Airline.
Full service for domestic.
No-frills provided by Freedom Air.


User currently offlineAirNewZealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2544 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

I hope not!!
After the resent flights i had with them, they are the best airline out there, and i bet can and WILL give Qantas a run for their money!!

Mike


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

I don't think they ever will.......... They already have Freedom Air.

User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

Impossible.

If ANZ wants low-cost, they can expand their Freedom Air.

Things will get worse if ANZ goes low-cost.


User currently offlineCarnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

If Air NZ is going to be a low cost carrier, Star Alliance will probably suspend Air NZ's qualification in the alliance as a member airline carrier.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

I think so too.

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