Air NZ dares “to be different” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe has opened up to Rotorua’s business community, telling the city’s Chamber of Commerce the key to the carrier’s success lay in keeping communications open and encouraging a “culture of personality” within the company.”The focus of the business is around people and communication – a lot of business performance comes from that,” Mr Fyfe told the Chamber’s Focus on Business Lunch, held at the Distinction Hotel. “We are consistently recognised as one of the best-performing and innovative airlines in the world.”According to the Rotorua Daily Post, Mr Fyfe said stepping back from the carrier’s normal daily concerns had allowed him to focus on bringing to life to the airline “the personality that makes New Zealand a little different”.”[New Zealanders] need to have the confidence to be ourselves and recognise that we can be world-class by being ourselves, without having to emulate anyone else,” the Air NZ boss said. Daring to be “different”, Mr Fyfe added the airline was not afraid to be “bold, and at times, controversial”, the newpaper reported. On maintaining Rotorua’s trans-tasman flights, Mr Fyfe said it had been “really hard yakka in purely financial terms”, but was hopeful that with the support of the community and potential stronger ties with Australia’s Virgin Blue they could “stimulate more demand”. According to the Rotorua Daily Post, the Air NZ boss added that the primary goal of the airline was to build up the frequency of Sydney flights, which Mr Fyfe said was “very important”.