aussie_
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Avro RJXs To Fly Australia-NZ?

Mon Sep 03, 2001 7:57 am

I have heard someone mention the possibility of the Ansett/Air NZ group buying some new Avro RJXs for trans-tasman services. It also would be a good choice for QF seeing their large 146 fleet (through National Jet)

These planes apparently have a long enough range to open up CBR-AKL flights or even more importantly, CBR-WLG (another capital shuttle service).

These planes could also fly the Queenstown route (popular for skiers) from SYD/BNE (short runway) and possibly a Newcastle-Auckland link as was recently proposed.

And maybe Air NZ could even reopen Hobart-Christchurch, a route Air NZ flew at one stage with 732s.

Does anyone know of this rumour??? Can anyone confirm that these planes would have the range on a full load??? Would anyone like to fly such a (small) plane on what would be a long flight (especially if they are as slow as the 146s!)

Any info would be appreciated.
 
Kiwi dave
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RE: Avro RJXs To Fly Australia-NZ?

Mon Sep 03, 2001 2:42 pm

Would be nice to see the aircraft in Air New Zealand and QANTAS colours.
 
IndianicWorld
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RE: Avro RJXs To Fly Australia-NZ?

Mon Sep 03, 2001 2:50 pm

avent heard the rumor...thanx for the info and you do raise some very interesting ideas. Not sure if CBR-WLG would be that suceessful as they are small markets, and im not sure about their government travel. Other flights you mentioned I really do think have a chance, including a Newcastle-New Zealand route, but a HBA-CHC would be great.
 
aussie_
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RE: Avro RJXs To Fly Australia-NZ?

Tue Sep 04, 2001 7:45 am

Anyone else??

Do you think it's viable?
Do the planes have the range??

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