Air NZ 'in retreat' in North America

Air NZ 'in retreat' in North America
Air NZ says in 2019 12,000 visitors came to NZ from Illinois alone and expected that number to grow. (Image: Getty)
Rebecca Stevenson
An airline analyst says Air New Zealand is in retreat, facing stiff competition from United States carriers as it pauses its faltering Chicago route. The NZ stock exchange-listed (NZX) airline is pausing Chicago flights from March 31 until Oct 27 because of a lack of available serviceable Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines for its Boeing 787s. The airline is also halting its Seoul flights from April 1 and its flights to Hobart; those routes are a casualty of another engine issue with maintenance required on Pratt & Whitney engine...

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