Air New Zealand cuts international routes:
Air New Zealand plans to drop 13 international flights from its weekly schedule from March, citing a fall in demand.
The airline will discontinue two long-haul flights a week to Honolulu and Los Angeles and cut back on flights from Osaka, Taipei and Hong Kong.
Airline spokeswoman Val Hayes says worries about flying following the terrorist attacks on the United States are largely to blame for a decline in passengers.
The announcement comes two days after Air New Zealand said it would close its reservations centres in London, Vancouver and Los Angeles and move them to New Zealand.
The airline was rescued last year by an 820 million dollar capital injection by the government, which now owns 83 per cent of the carrier.
16/01/2002 6:36:36 PM | ABC Radio Australia News