United Airline
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Will Air New Zealand Become A Low Cost Carrier?

Sat Mar 23, 2002 7:54 pm

Air New Zealand has confirmed that becoming a low cost carrier is one of their options.........

I personally think that this will NOT happen. Air New Zealand is a top airline with high level of services (It was rated higher than Cathay Pacific, as well as Qantas in Sep 2001). It is the national carrier, as well as the one and only one carrier in New Zealand. If they lose their prestige, their reputation will be screwed...

They won't be stupid enough to ruin their image, as well as brand name as a low cost carrier.

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RE: Will Air New Zealand Become A Low Cost Carrier?

Sat Mar 23, 2002 8:27 pm

The proposal only relates to routes of four hours flying time or less; ie, flights to the eastern seaboard of Australia most of the Pacific Islands.
Personally I can't see it happening.
Air NZ already has a low-cost option in Freedom Air.
They'd be mad to follow this through.
 
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RE: Will Air New Zealand Become A Low Cost Carrier?

Sat Mar 23, 2002 8:43 pm

I agree.  Smile
 
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RE: Will Air New Zealand Become A Low Cost Carrier?

Sat Mar 23, 2002 8:47 pm

I think they should follow it through... Acting devilish

It would be a great success... Yeah sure

SixStarAnsett Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Will Air New Zealand Become A Low Cost Carrier?

Sun Mar 24, 2002 9:48 am

No way!!!
 
dutchjet
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RE: Will Air New Zealand Become A Low Cost Carrier?

Sun Mar 24, 2002 9:55 am

I hope that this does not happen.......good airline with great service.

With the Ansett mess behind them, NZ should simply go back to doing what it does best, provide high-quality long-haul service out of NZ and effecient domestic service within NZ.
 
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RE: Will Air New Zealand Become A Low Cost Carrier?

Sun Mar 24, 2002 4:13 pm

The most important thing for Air New Zealand right now.......... is to go profitable again.

Air New Zealand must keep what they have right now......
 
jesseycy
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RE: Will Air New Zealand Become A Low Cost Carrier

Mon Mar 25, 2002 3:35 pm

Go low cost for domestic, and great service for international flights... I think that's what most kiwis want.....
 
United Airline
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RE: Will Air New Zealand Become A Low Cost Carrier?

Mon Mar 25, 2002 5:21 pm

Do they operate as a Full Service carrier for domestic????

They should continue to be a full service carrier at all times.
 
NZ767
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RE: Will Air New Zealand Become A Low Cost Carrier?

Mon Mar 25, 2002 6:49 pm

Yes United Airline.
Full service for domestic.
No-frills provided by Freedom Air.
 
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RE: Will Air New Zealand Become A Low Cost Carrier?

Mon Mar 25, 2002 7:04 pm

I hope not!!
After the resent flights i had with them, they are the best airline out there, and i bet can and WILL give Qantas a run for their money!!

Mike
 
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RE: Will Air New Zealand Become A Low Cost Carrier?

Mon Mar 25, 2002 9:23 pm

I don't think they ever will.......... They already have Freedom Air.
 
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RE: Will Air New Zealand Become A Low Cost Carrier?

Tue Mar 26, 2002 12:54 am

Impossible.

If ANZ wants low-cost, they can expand their Freedom Air.

Things will get worse if ANZ goes low-cost.
 
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RE: Will Air New Zealand Become A Low Cost Carrier?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 1:15 pm

If Air NZ is going to be a low cost carrier, Star Alliance will probably suspend Air NZ's qualification in the alliance as a member airline carrier.
 
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RE: Will Air New Zealand Become A Low Cost Carrier?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 7:15 pm

I think so too.