Air New Zealand: Emirates' suspension of A380 Sydney-Auckland service not surprising

18 June, 2017

Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon said he believes Emirates' suspension of A380 Sydney-Auckland service from 13-Jul-2017 was not surprising and a clear response to a fall in demand (NZ Herald, 18-Jun-2017). Mr Luxon agreed that once nonstop Auckland-Dubai service was introduced for those transiting through to Europe, customers were moving to that and demand for Auckland-Sydney reduced considerably.