06 August 2014

Air New Zealand will consider the A350 for future Boeing 777 replacement.

Air New Zealand will run the ruler over both the Boeing 777X and Airbus A350 as replacements for its current long-range Boeing 777 fleet, the airline revealed.

Also in the mix is a second batch of 787-9s with more premium seating for the North American market.

"In the next decade we’ll have to look at the replacement of our Boeing 777-200ERs as well as the Boeing 777-300ER" Air New Zealand  chief financial officer Rob McDonald told journalists in Seattle ahead of the delivery flight of the Kiwi carrier's first Boeing 787-9.

McDonald said "this will be a big contest" between the Boeing 777X and the Airbus A350, although adding "that's many years away."


Closer on the calendar is a 2nd order for the Boeing 787-9, with Air New Zealand  holding options to buy 8 more of the Dreamliners on top of the current 10.



Based on the article “Air New Zealand considers Boeing 777X vs Airbus A350” published in Australian Business Traveller.

1 comment:

  1. I hope air new Zealand buys a350-900 and boeing 777-9x