Air New Zealand (NZ) has announced a capacity increase between Auckland and several North American destinations, after Qantas decided to withdraw its Auckland-Los Angeles route in May. This move closely follows the mid-February collapse of Australian regional Air Australia (formerly Strategic Airlines), which grounded its fleet Feb. 17, after it said there were “no funds available to meet operational expenses.” NZ will increase its 12X-weekly Los Angeles-Auckland (AKL) ...

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