Announcement of the next destination seems to be getting closer:
Air New Zealand is on the brink of announcing another United States destination.
The airline late last year said it was investigating three new options in the US and an announcement on which it had chosen could be made as early as this week. Chicago, Houston and Las Vegas are in the running.
Better than the new livery!
Thats what I thought, but maybe the airline's higher ups want to out source all of that as well as the heavy maintenance.
|Quoting keen2fly (Reply 83):|
I'm very skeptical of course with Ewan's track record, I will only believe it once they have the aircraft and they are flying with paying passengers. Thoughts?
Probably best for me not to voice my true thoughts on KRA, but I will echo Aerorobnz(?)'s sentiments in previous threads that, IMO, the country doesn't have the population large enough to sustain competition to Air New Zealand Link services. Not without substantial subsidies at least.
|Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 85):|
By putting their own flight number on a flight operated by another carrier the airline is implicitly telling their customers 'we endorse this airline as a safe carrier'.
Exactly. Air NZ
would presumably have to do a safety audit of some kind in order to do so....the thought of all that paperwork makes me shiver.
|Quoting Mr AirNZ (Reply 101):|
The Saabs were replaced because they were aging and restricted the ability to grow routes due to their constrained size.
Would have been nice if Air Nelson acquired Saab 2000s instead of the Q300s. Much more interesting aircraft.
|Quoting zkeoj (Reply 106):|
$38 for a book AND a mystery break - yahoo! (I never won anything in my life!)
So you don't find out where you're going until check in? Enjoy the holiday!
|Quoting ZKOJH (Reply 110):|
LAN, which as a member of the Oneworld airline alliance is also a Qantas partner, will upgrade to the Boeing 787-8 from the current fuel-thirsty Airbus A340-300 from April 18.
Flew LAN801 to Sydney a few weeks ago to get on the A340 before they left....sadly I fell asleep immediately after getting on board (I want to blame the awful departure time for this, but the quiet cabin of Airbus wide-bodies doesn't help) and didn't awake until after all the other pax had disembarked.
I've only slept through the entire flight like that once before.
|Quoting PA515 (Reply 109):|
ZK-OXI delivery flight is NZ6097. TLS-MCT 11 Apr, MCT-KUL 12 Apr, KUL-CNS departs in about 2 hours.
Just departed KUL
. Now that this one has been delivered, the number of Airbuses in the airline's jet fleet finally matches the number of Boeings.