Air New Zealand dubious about long-haul flights before 2021

Air New Zealand | June 08, 2020

Air New Zealand dubious about long-haul flights before 2021
Air New Zealand (ANZ) has painted a stark picture of the next two years, expecting to be just 70% of its former size in 2022, with long-haul travel a distant prospect for 2021. In a letter to company employees, ANZ chief executive Greg Foran expects that the carrier will fly just 13 million passengers in 2022, compared with 18 million annually before coronavirus pandemic.

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