Regional boss for Qantas Airways, Grant Lilly, has revealed that Qantas Airways has a back-up plan in case its trans-Tasman code-share scheme with Air New Zealand falls through, however Lilly is remaining tight-lipped about the plans.
Qantas and Air New Zealand want to stop competing on the Tasman by sharing aircraft and cooperating on prices to reduce losses on the route and cut costs. The code-share scheme is the result of the increase in the price of fuel.
Lilly has asserted that the airline will continue to “work by being a good business,” amongst suggestions that the airline could competitively destroy its Kiwi counterpart rather than code-sharing with Air New Zealand. (like Hell!!)
"Our focus is on making our own business work by being a good business, not by making anyone else's a bad business. We still fervently believe that tourism and travel is the sort of industry and business where there's plenty of room for everyone," said Lilly.
wonder what our friends in Auckland have to say ?!?