ZK-NBT
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BAE 146's To Join Air NZ Fleet.

Mon May 21, 2001 6:35 pm

At least 4 of the ex Qantas NZ BAE 146's will join the NZ domestic fleet for expansion over the next few months. These aircraft will be introduced on routes linking the 3 main cities with smaller cities such as Hamilton, Rotorua, Queenstown and Invercargill.

I also understand more ATR 72-500 series aircraft will join the fleet over the next few months.

The increase in services is due to the demise of Qantas NZ last month.

Scott.
 
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RE: BAE 146's To Join Air NZ Fleet.

Mon May 21, 2001 6:41 pm

Thank for confirming this for us.

I just have been watching the news here in PER and they had a story on AN/NZ and when they went to Toomey, he was standing what I could have sworn was a BAe146 in Air NZ livery.

I would expect that the BAe146 will only be a temporary measure until an order by NZ/AN for a replacement is made.....which has been expected now for the last 12 months.

Cheers

Scotty
 
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RE: BAE 146's To Join Air NZ Fleet.

Mon May 21, 2001 8:03 pm

Can't wait for them to enter service
 
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RE: BAE 146's To Join Air NZ Fleet.

Mon May 21, 2001 9:02 pm

Just went to ANZ webiste, and saw it in the Media Releases. They say that they are going to hire the QF NZ staff to fly them! another publicity point for ANZ!

It seems rather strange as they are no way in line with their other fleet, but I guess they could source parts from AN. But makes perfect sense to use them. Ill have to get a photo as we may never see a BAe 146 in ANZ colours ever again  Big thumbs up

Sam
 
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RE: BAE 146's To Join Air NZ Fleet.

Mon May 21, 2001 11:00 pm

BAe 146's/RJ's are great aircraft!
I wonder how much one costs to buy/lease these days?

These aircraft are especially good on short runways.
I think that a BAe 146 can take off on a 1,400m runway with 100 pax and all that. Not to mention the four engines and its reputation as a quiet aircraft.
 
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RE: BAE 146's To Join Air NZ Fleet.

Tue May 22, 2001 7:37 am

ZK-NZI is already in Air NZ colours and is sitting in the maintenance area at Auckland looks quite nice to.

They are more expensive than a 737 so they're not the cheapest aircraft to operate but they do look good.

Scott.
 
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RE: BAE 146's To Join Air NZ Fleet.

Tue May 22, 2001 12:17 pm

I wonder if they will use ZK-NZL.
It would look good in NZ colours
 
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RE: BAE 146's To Join Air NZ Fleet.

Tue May 22, 2001 7:41 pm

They look absolutely fabulous in AirNZ colours!!

Wait till you see them!!

Cheers
mikey