Jiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2594 times:
This week's Flight International reported that according to an unidentified industry people, that Air New Zealand will soon ask Boeing and Airbus for a proposal for up to 40 aircraft orders.
The new aircraft order will be part of the airline's new short-haul strategy, which including a replacement of all of ANZ's 18 B737-300s (including 4 B733 operated by Freedom Air, ANZ's low-cost subsidiary).
ANZ will not make any official announcement until it officially asked Boeing and Airbus for the new order proposal.
So I guess the new order will be the battle between 737NGs and A320 series.
Vh-daq From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2001, 182 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2388 times:
maybe the fact that there is no airbus in their fleet ANZ might be able to get a deal with airbus because of them trying to "put their foot in the door" for the NZ market.
just another question...just because they don't have any airbus in their fleet why would they not opt to buy any? is it because of the training costs?
but then they would have to train on a boeing anyway if it was slightly different?