“It would be an understatement to say we are frustrated and disappointed,” McDonald said.
Air NZ is trying to work out when exactly in 2014 it will receive its first 787-9. For now, a spokesman said, 2014 “is as specific as it gets”.
The delay is likely in relation to the one-month hold Boeing implemented on the 787 line earlier this month.
The carrier is looking to mitigate the delay by postponing the retirement of aircraft. Future routes–such as to South America and Sao Paulo in particular–may be delayed.
“We’re on about plan C,” McDonald said.
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