Air New Zealand is planning to cut business class from its domestic and some of its regional services in a bid to overcome its financial woes.
Meals and in-flight entertainment will also be a casualty of the new business model and 767 aircraft will be replaced by smaller and less costly 737s.
Full service operations will continue on a "business shuttle" between Auckland and Sydney, and Auckland and Melbourne.
Air NZ chief executive Ralph Norris signalled the changes a month ago when he said the airline needed to make short-haul operations “more efficient, cost effective and appropriate to customer needs.”
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Competition might also be increasing in NZ with a new planned budget carrier operating 6 50 seater jets on domestic services. To be known as Zoom Airways!