Air NZ gets jump on Qantas

Air NZ gets jump on Qantas
Air NZ's chief executive Greg Foran has given the flight to New York the flagship code NZ1. (Photo: Dan Brunskill)
Dan Brunskill
Air New Zealand’s direct route to New York puts it ahead of rival Qantas, which is yet to make the connection despite plans to do so.However, it also means the airline is now flying into the John F. Kennedy airport and not Newark Airport, which is a major hub for its Star Alliance partner United Airlines.Industry watchers told BusinessDesk that flying to JFK was a significant move for the airline but didn’t mean it was minimising its relationship with United as it navigates a path to recovery.Matthew Findlay, director of Ailevon Pac...

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