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NZ To Cut 767s, Business Class On Regional Routes  
User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1767 posts, RR: 4
Posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 11276 times:

Air New Zealand is planning to cut business class from its domestic and some of its regional services in a bid to overcome its financial woes.

Meals and in-flight entertainment will also be a casualty of the new business model and 767 aircraft will be replaced by smaller and less costly 737s.

Full service operations will continue on a "business shuttle" between Auckland and Sydney, and Auckland and Melbourne.

Air NZ chief executive Ralph Norris signalled the changes a month ago when he said the airline needed to make short-haul operations “more efficient, cost effective and appropriate to customer needs.”

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Competition might also be increasing in NZ with a new planned budget carrier operating 6 50 seater jets on domestic services. To be known as Zoom Airways!

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User currently offlineMr AirNZ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2002, 976 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 11247 times:

I think you may be jumping the gun just a bit. They are LOOKING at SOME possible changes to their structure.

User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 3762 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 11239 times:

I really dont understand the NZ market, it is les than 1/4 the size of Australia, yet it has so many airlines in the country. With NZ, QF , Freedom, and Origon pacific already plying the air routes, how will Zoom fit in. Australia cant even sustain 3 airlines properly and its just a mess here.

Zoom seems like just a pipe dream too, like the planned new airline in Australia that has been reported on here. Add Spirit to that list too.

Hopefully something good happens out of all this mess.


User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 11231 times:

There are all kinds of speculation in the media following the Air NZ press conference the other day - most of it wildly inaccurate.

As for Zoom, it's a joke. The guy in charge's other schemes included "Virgin Pacific Airways" - in which he planned to fly Russian-American Ilyushin jets to Australia and on to Asia and Western Europe.

User currently offlineJasewgtn From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 828 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 11227 times:


Can you please give us the link to where you got this article from pse???  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1767 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 11212 times:

NZ National Business Review is the source of the info regarding dropping C class.

Travel Week 3 May 02 is the source for the Zoom Airways article.

User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 11192 times:

If you're interested, here are links to other active discussions & the articles in question.

For Zoom Airways, see http://www.vpmag.com/cgi-bin/yssy/msgboard/UltraBoard.pl?Action=ShowPost&Board=Sydney_Airport&Post=6340&Idle=7&Sort=0&Order=Descend&Page=0&Session=

For NZ dropping C on shorter flights, see http://www.vpmag.com/cgi-bin/yssy/msgboard/UltraBoard.pl?Action=ShowPost&Board=Sydney_Airport&Post=6341&Idle=7&Sort=0&Order=Descend&Page=0&Session=

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