Air New Zealand is planning to make radical changes to its short-haul operations in the Tasman and South Pacific markets to cut losses in a move that is expected to have an impact on Qantas's cost-cutting plans. Over the next 18 months, the airline will integrate its ANZ brand and low-cost Freedom Air leisure carrier under one operational umbrella built around the latter's cost model, with the two airlines' A320 fleets placed on the same AOC "to gain efficiencies from a single fleet type." ...

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