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Air NZ to increase domestic capacity

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 16, 2010
Air New Zealand is to add domestic capacity. (Gary Hollier)
Air New Zealand is to add domestic capacity. (Gary Hollier)

Air New Zealand has announced that it will add capacity to its domestic network from January next year due to growing demand and an expected surge in traffic due to the Rubgy World Cup.

The airline said in a statement lodged with the Australian Securities Exchange that it plans to increase domestic capacity by 10.5 per cent from January 2011, which it says has seen the highest load factor on record.

“We will be increasing this again later in the year to 26 per cent additional capacity for the duration of the World Cup, in response to the forecast demand from both Kiwis and overseas travellers,” the airline’s general manager domestic airline John Whittaker said.

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The capacity increase will come in part from the arrival of its first new domestic configuration A320s, which seat 171 passengers compared to 133 on the current domestic fleet of Boeing 737-300s. In addition, the airline will extend the lease on one of its 737s by an additional eight months.

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Air NZ to increase domestic capacity

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 16, 2010
Air New Zealand is to add domestic capacity. (Gary Hollier)
Air New Zealand is to add domestic capacity. (Gary Hollier)

Air New Zealand has announced that it will add capacity to its domestic network from January next year due to growing demand and an expected surge in traffic due to the Rubgy World Cup.

The airline said in a statement lodged with the Australian Securities Exchange that it plans to increase domestic capacity by 10.5 per cent from January 2011, which it says has seen the highest load factor on record.

“We will be increasing this again later in the year to 26 per cent additional capacity for the duration of the World Cup, in response to the forecast demand from both Kiwis and overseas travellers,” the airline’s general manager domestic airline John Whittaker said.

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The capacity increase will come in part from the arrival of its first new domestic configuration A320s, which seat 171 passengers compared to 133 on the current domestic fleet of Boeing 737-300s. In addition, the airline will extend the lease on one of its 737s by an additional eight months.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Air NZ to increase domestic capacity

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 16, 2010
Air New Zealand is to add domestic capacity. (Gary Hollier)
Air New Zealand is to add domestic capacity. (Gary Hollier)

Air New Zealand has announced that it will add capacity to its domestic network from January next year due to growing demand and an expected surge in traffic due to the Rubgy World Cup.

The airline said in a statement lodged with the Australian Securities Exchange that it plans to increase domestic capacity by 10.5 per cent from January 2011, which it says has seen the highest load factor on record.

“We will be increasing this again later in the year to 26 per cent additional capacity for the duration of the World Cup, in response to the forecast demand from both Kiwis and overseas travellers,” the airline’s general manager domestic airline John Whittaker said.

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The capacity increase will come in part from the arrival of its first new domestic configuration A320s, which seat 171 passengers compared to 133 on the current domestic fleet of Boeing 737-300s. In addition, the airline will extend the lease on one of its 737s by an additional eight months.

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