Southflite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1593 times:
Seriously, wouldn't one or two secondhand A310-200 convertibles do the trick as B727 replacements, like the route Belgium went? A bit larger than a pair of B737-300QCs, maybe, but I'm assuming the 733s would have greater ETOPS/range limitations in NZ's field of operations.
NZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1555 times:
My pic would be the 757 due to it's range capabilities, greater payload, and commonality with the 767.
The commonality issue is important as Air New Zealand would probably be contracted for major maintenance (as with the 727s) and acquisition of something like an Airbus would be far too expensive due to new inventory, engineering training etc.