v2fix
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Air NZ Express Class To Aus And S. Pacific

Tue May 06, 2003 2:34 am

Air New Zealand a while ago announced that they would be extending their highly successful Express brand (a value airline plus brand) to trans tasman and some south pacific islands.

I flew the Express brand several time over the Xmas period, and while it was excellent value for internal flights of 45min to an hours long I was wondering about the longer Aus and South Pacific flights.

These flights are typically 3 hours in length and I'm told the on order A320s (due October) will be configured for these flights use, so.....

Will there be IFE on-board these flights, to help fill the extra hours ?
Will the A320s have a business class (I'm also told that current trans tasman flights do not have first class ?
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airnewzealand
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RE: Air NZ Express Class To Aus And S. Pacific

Tue May 06, 2003 9:41 am

Jclass...YES
C class....NO
Entertainment....Who knows, not let out of the bag yet, but i am guessing YES as people will not want to fly NZ without entertainment.

Cheers
Mike

PS: Rob will be able to help you with more info! (TG992)
 
767er
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RE: Air NZ Express Class To Aus And S. Pacific

Tue May 06, 2003 2:31 pm

Yes apparently they wil be operating both J & Y . There will not be PTVs in C though.

Brent
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TG992
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RE: Air NZ Express Class To Aus And S. Pacific

Tue May 06, 2003 2:45 pm

There's a very good substitute for PTVs in J, however.  Big grin
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v2fix
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RE: Air NZ Express Class To Aus And S. Pacific

Tue May 06, 2003 4:01 pm

Actually, I nearly forgot that the A320 had small TVs that come down from the overhead bins for displaying safety information. On some (even short < 1 hr) flights in Europe these are used to show 'popular' TV and news. Maybe Air NZ will do the same in

I got confused by the replies - I thought it had been announced that the new A320s would be two class configurations - J and Express (not sure what the code classification for this is) - some of the replies seem to be talking about 3 class configuration.

TG992 -
I can't wait for when (without fear of dismissal) you to tell all on the new international brand. The clocks ticking ... so I'll just have to be patient. I hope you have a full report for the forum already prepared  Big grin

Anyone seen the new Air New Zealand A320s yet ? Its only 6 month to go - these aircraft must be someway down the production line. Presumeably they are coming via Asia from Toulouse ? If we knew the delivery route perhaps some of the forum members could catch a quick snap and post it!
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ZK-NBT
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RE: Air NZ Express Class To Aus And S. Pacific

Tue May 06, 2003 4:30 pm

They certainly won't have First class, infact the 747-400 fleet probably won't even have first class soon.

The first A320's will be used on international routes generally, and I guess for a start they will be all 2 class at least the first few that will be going to SYD mainly!