Air New Zealand to fly direct Perth to London?

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delly

Member since 22 May 2015

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Just heard on the radio that Air New Zealand will fly a Dreamliner from Auckland to Perth then on to LHR to compete against Qantas. Air New Zealand has a new lounge under construction at Perth International.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

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Hi Delly, which radio station was this, and in which city?

delly

Member since 22 May 2015

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Hi Delly, which radio station was this, and in which city?

Chris, it was on 6PR in Perth.


Jflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Aug 2017

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Hi Delly, which radio station was this, and in which city?

I just heard on 6PR in Perth as well

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

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Thanks both, we're looking into it.

Jflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Aug 2017

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Hi Delly, which radio station was this, and in which city?

The radio show is Breakfast with Steve Mills and Basil Zempilas, 6PR Perth

Grannular

Member since 31 Mar 2014

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That would certainly make things interesting.

Mjudd

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Dec 2016

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Awesome news! Been waiting to hear this. Certainly a better stopover than LAX.

Guessing they will code share with VA within Australia?

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

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Thanks for sharing this info, guys, we're looking into this further – there's been no announcement from AirNZ so this may have just been a "we'd like to" or "in the future we plan to" observation – we'll come back with a bit more once we're heard back from AirNZ.

aniljak

Member since 15 Sep 2012

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If this is true imagine the coup for air nz if they start before Qantas!

Would absolutely destroy all of Qantas's publicity!
Only thing stopping them would be slots in London. Doubt they would stop LA - London as very popular.
Does Air NZ have trafic rights from Australia to countries other than NZ?
Know they have rights Australia - US but what about UK?
They could also stun Qantas now by flying Perth to European destinations non stop, Frankfurt particularly.
Already have all their facilities in Perth and London already so could start very quickly! Maybe this has been on drawing board for a while! Hasn't air nz lounge in Perth just been upgraded!
Good luck to them!

devilish

Member since 06 Jan 2015

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If this is true imagine the coup for air nz if they start before Qantas!
Would absolutely destroy all of Qantas's publicity!
Only thing stopping them would be slots in London. Doubt they would stop LA - London as very popular.
Does Air NZ have trafic rights from Australia to countries other than NZ?
Know they have rights Australia - US but what about UK?
They could also stun Qantas now by flying Perth to European destinations non stop, Frankfurt particularly.
Already have all their facilities in Perth and London already so could start very quickly! Maybe this has been on drawing board for a while! Hasn't air nz lounge in Perth just been upgraded!
Good luck to them!

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There is no AirNZ lounge at Perth yet, but it's under construction :)

S

Member since 13 Sep 2013

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What a blow to Qantas if this happened!

mannej

QF

Member since 21 May 2014

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Hi Delly, which radio station was this, and in which city?
The radio show is Breakfast with Steve Mills and Basil Zempilas, 6PR Perth


Are you referring to the "Rumour File" by any chance?

xtfer

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Member since 14 Mar 2017

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Are you sure they weren't just repeating speculation from this forum 10 days ago... https://www.ausbt.com.au/community/view/50/6351/new-international-destinations-for-air-nz-in-2018?

deany83

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Thought only QF and BA could do non stop flights due to rights etc

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