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Friday, May 17, 2013

Air New Zealand news

Air New Zealand held their annual Investor Day Presentation on Tuesday and the presentation is now online at the NZX website as can be seen HERE  I have scrolled through all 94 slides and here are some of the key points

The new strategy for this year seems to have been entitled go beyond and features heavily in the presentation
© Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand seem to have focused their route strategy onto the Pacific Rim and will focus on direct flights
© Air New Zealand (slide 10)
When looking for new markets within this region Air New Zealand will focus on
  1. Market size to support 2-3 weekly services
  2. Higher yielding traffic mix >Bus/VFR
  3. Strong historical and projected growth
  4. Strong point-to-point market
  5. Focused markets (1-2 main cities)
  6. Structural advantage, mostly outbound
  7. Conduct advantage - network, cost or product
From this there are four main conclusions
  1. Playing in the right markets
  2. Working with the right partners
  3. Australasian business portfolio
  4. Pacific Rim network focus
From the following slide I get the impression that the new B787 fleet (or at least the first B787-9) will feature the All Black livery
© Air New Zealand (slide 46)
Further to the fleet news, in 2013 Air New Zealand will see 3 new A320s as well as 2 ATR 72-600s and over the next 3 years the fleet additions will look like this
© Air New Zealand (from slide 89)
During this time Air New Zealand expect the B747 fleet to have been fully retired by 2014, with the B737 & B767 fleet retired by 2015, although the B767 exit is under review.  So by 2016 the Air New Zealand long haul fleet will comprise B787 & B777 aircraft while the short haul jet fleet will be all A320 

Air New Zealand are also looking at focusing on the following
  • B787 entry into service
  • B777-200 upgrades
  • Lounge upgrades (CHC, AKL, LAX)
  • New ATR72-600s on regional + upgraded existing 72-500s
  • Improved check-in experience
  • Seamless journeys through our integrated network

1 comment:

Kyle Mayne said...

I know 1 of the new A320(ZK-OXA)will have sharklets and will feature the new black tail. I would assume the othe 2 A320 will have the same features as OXA.

Cheers
Kyle Mayne

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