Air New Zealand believes new aircraft make US and Brazilian east coasts viable destinations

    Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon said destinations such as New York, Chicago, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are “all within our frame” as it takes delivery of new generation aircraft and considers orders for new ultra long range aircraft (New Zealand Herald, 20-Dec-2017). Mr Luxon said as new aircraft technology arrives “we think we’ll have better aircraft that can fly to those destinations” and the carrier is “interested in getting our customers much more to the eastern seaboard of America”.