Saving Air NZ: Time For Palmer To Go From Air NZ!
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Time For John Palmer To Go From AirNZ!
Either Quit Sulking – Or Get Out Of The Kitchen
Update #3 Of The Save Air New Zealand Campaign
John Palmer is threatening to withdraw AirNZ from international operations if its merger with Qantas is thwarted.
He backs this threat with a mess of contradictory claims. He confirms Air New Zealand is going well locally, but claims that its international services are "lucky" and this isn't sustainable.
Meanwhile he wants to prove at the Commerce Commission that the merger isn't, "too anti-competitive ".
This is muddled thinking. The merger is ONLY about reducing competition there is NO other reason for it. There are no economies of scale, there are no synergy benefits, there is no 1+1=3. The deal purely relies on its ability to reduce capacity on New Zealand services and charge more.
It is time John Palmer had a cup of tea and maybe spent a bit more time pruning his Kiwifruit bushes.
It is absurd for a company chairman to spend his time constantly bagging his own company. According to Palmer everything good that happens to Air New Zealand is "luck". Always failure is just over the horizon.
John, give your staff some credit, show a little hope.
The biggest ever melt down in the aviation industry happens and Air New Zealand sails on unscathed, yet you don't think it is because Air New Zealand is a good company. It just got lucky?
Time to move on and let someone else with a bit more enthusiasm and confidence in Air New Zealand to take over.