11 Aug 2009

Air NZ to issue take-off performance times

6:09 am on 11 August 2009

Air New Zealand has challenged its domestic competitors to reveal whether their flights are departing within 10 minutes of their scheduled take-off time.

The airline says 86% of its domestic flights departed within 10 minutes in July.

It says a 15 minute window adopted by Pacific Blue is a slap in the face to travellers.

Air New Zealand says its on-time performance will be included in monthly statistics provided to the stock exchange.