Wednesday, 26 June 2019 05:44 GMT
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Air New Zealand buys Boeing aircraft




(MENAFN) Boeing Co. has won a tough contest to sell wide-body aircraft to Air New Zealand Ltd, beating a challenge from Europe's Airbus.

The carrier, which currently operates only Boeing wide-body jets on long-haul routes and Airbus single-aisle jets on shorter ones, has been considering a purchase of new wide-body jets to replace eight Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.

The airline has said it is examining the Airbus A350 and the Boeing 777X or 787 models, as it intends to launch longer routes like Auckland-New York and Auckland-Brazil.

The finance director said in March that a decision on the aircraft purchase should be made in the next few months, but that the airline would need fewer replacement jets than originally anticipated in 2023 due to network changes.

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Air New Zealand buys Boeing aircraft

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