New Name For Air NZ/Ansett?

Fri Feb 02, 2001 7:27 am

Well it appears that the other thread is gone....or am I just so blond even a search didn't bring it up?


I was just putting my dog outside before I get ready to head on out for the day, when I called her and it hit me.

My dog's name is Anzac.

Seeing as the two airlines are now "one" why not encapture the whole essence of the merger and rename Air New Zealand and Ansett Australia.......Air Anzac, Anzac Airways, Anzac Airlines or a variation thereof. I don't just mean the holding group, but the whole kit and caboodle.

Anzac really does encapture the whole spirit of Australian and New Zealand
co-operation, and to be honest, I don't think there would be one Aussie or Kiwi who could be negative about a name such as "Anzac" on the basis of national patriotism, because Anzac is a "brand" of patriotism which both country's share with the same amount of fervour.

Or would renaming the two airlines "Anzac" dishonour a symbol of Australia and New Zealand which really isn't for commercial gain.

Any thoughts guys and gals



P.S. Sorry if this particular name has been covered, but I am blaming it on being blonde. If this is the case, please just give me a slap before you hit the "Back" button on your browser Big grin
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RE: New Name For Air NZ/Ansett?

Fri Feb 02, 2001 9:37 am

Hey Brizzy... THAT IS FANTASTIC!!! Smile Smile Smile
I don't think that anybody could think of a better name for a A/NZ airline.... Heads up thinking!!! Anzac Airlines!!!

Kindest Regards,
 SmileQantasA330 Smile
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RE: New Name For Air NZ/Ansett?

Fri Feb 02, 2001 10:26 am

Interestingly, ANZAC Airways is the most popular suggestion in the "New Zealand Herald"s 'new name' contest!

Still prefer 'Tasman World Airways', myself =P
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RE: New Name For Air NZ/Ansett?

Fri Feb 02, 2001 5:02 pm

I don't really think that there is a better name for Air NZ than Air NZ. Both Ansett and Air New Zealand have a high brand recognition, which I don't think should be tampered with. Instead, I think the two airlines should retain their own names, but with 1 livery (the Air New Zealand one). All the commuter airlines should be given the name of their respective parent. In NZ we have Air NZ link, maybe the Australian ones could be called Ansett Link.
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RE: New Name For Air NZ/Ansett?

Fri Feb 02, 2001 5:11 pm

Actually Scotty I think registering the word "Anzac" as a commercial business name would be the stumbling block.
It's in the public domain and has significant emotional attachments.
Imagine the outcry from the RSL!!!
As a slogan eg, "Air XXXXX, The Anzac Airline" it may be ok.
A name incorporating "Southern Cross" would show common ties between Aus & NZ.
As for Tasman World Airways - now the Trans World nee Transcontinental & Western is no more, well it might work.

RE: New Name For Air NZ/Ansett?

Fri Feb 02, 2001 5:24 pm

Well good to see that other people have thought the same way as I have (i.e. NZ Herald).

But I can see Bruce Ruxton on A Current Affair now chiding it.

Tasman Pacific in my mind is a name which means nothing to us in WA, SA, NT and QLD...seeing were are nowhere near the Tasman.

Southern Cross Airlines.....does Brian Grey still have the name for that? Or is it now available again as a business name? That would probably be the most appropriate name seeing as it covers all parts of both Australia and New Zealand...and also the Pacific.
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RE: New Name For Air NZ/Ansett?

Fri Feb 02, 2001 6:30 pm

Ansett New Zealand!
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RE: New Name For Air NZ/Ansett?

Fri Feb 02, 2001 7:34 pm

Scotty "Anzac" sounds like a medicine, here are my suggestions;

ANZ Airlines
ANZ Airways
ANZ Pacific
.....up there with the best!
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RE: New Name For Air NZ/Ansett?

Fri Feb 02, 2001 9:19 pm

How about "Pacific Dream", "Blue Pacific" or "Oceania"?

Well, I still think the name "Air New Zealand" must stay!

Best regards
the WorldTraveller

RE: New Name For Air NZ/Ansett?

Fri Feb 02, 2001 9:21 pm


You obviously have no idea what ANZAC means to Aussies and Kiwi's.

ANZ is the name of a bank in Australia and New Zealand, so there is no way they would rename to only be confused with another conglomerate...even if they are in different industries.

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