Category: NZ News
Air New Zealand says it will operate extra flights in December on five regional routes that Jetstar is withdrawing from at the end of November 2019.
Air New Zealand says it plans to drop Los Angeles-London Heathrow and launch Auckland-New York Newark nonstop from October 2020 with the Boeing 787-9.
Air New Zealand has announced Greg Foran, a New Zealander currently running Walmart's United States operations, as its new chief executive.
Jetstar group chief executive Gareth Evans says the Qantas-owned low-cost carrier (LCC) lost about $20 million on its regional New Zealand turboprop services in the past year, leaving the airline group little option but to call time on the four-year operation.
Jetstar says it plans to end regional turboprop services in New Zealand at the end of November due to ongoing losses and weak market conditions.
Based on the Air New Zealand annual shareholder meeting, it appears the travelling public's confidence in aircraft and engine manufacturing has been somewhat shaken in light of recent events.