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Topic: How Many NZ B 747-400s Still In Service?
Username: United Airline
Posted 2010-01-19 07:58:20 and read 4272 times.

How many NZ B 747-400s still in service?

I know NBS is gone

Topic: RE: How Many NZ B 747-400s Still In Service?
Username: Oly720man
Posted 2010-01-19 08:31:32 and read 4227 times.

The following have been seen on acars over the past few days...

SUH, I, J
NBT, U, V, W

so only NBS has been wfu.

Topic: RE: How Many NZ B 747-400s Still In Service?
Username: United Airline
Posted 2010-01-19 17:52:38 and read 3997 times.

Will they return to AKL-HKG-LHR?

Topic: RE: How Many NZ B 747-400s Still In Service?
Username: BmiBaby737
Posted 2010-01-20 00:09:54 and read 3773 times.

ZK-NBS & ZK-NBT have been WFU

Topic: RE: How Many NZ B 747-400s Still In Service?
Username: Kiwiandrew
Posted 2010-01-20 00:17:05 and read 3758 times.



Quoting BmiBaby737 (Reply 3):
ZK-NBT have been WFU

I was under the impression that NBT does some back up work from time to time as required , although for day to day purposes it is indeed withdrawn from scheduling .

Topic: RE: How Many NZ B 747-400s Still In Service?
Username: United airline
Posted 2010-01-20 00:20:52 and read 3740 times.

So how many active B 747-400s? Will NBT become active again? Why not place it on AKL-HKG-LHR?

Topic: RE: How Many NZ B 747-400s Still In Service?
Username: Kiwiandrew
Posted 2010-01-20 00:28:12 and read 3715 times.



Quoting United airline (Reply 5):
So how many active B 747-400s? Will NBT become active again?

My understanding is that one of the reasons NBT has been demoted to a 'spare' is that it does not have very many hours left before an expensive check would be due . It is unlikely that NZ would ever recoup in service the cost of that heavy check .

Quoting United airline (Reply 5):
Why not place it on AKL-HKG-LHR?

Currently I dont think NZ have sufficient demand to operate a daily 777-200ER IIANM they are operating 5 x weekly on this route , so why would they put on a larger more expensive aircraft than one which they currently cannot fill at a satisfactory level of return ?

Topic: RE: How Many NZ B 747-400s Still In Service?
Username: ZKEOJ
Posted 2010-01-20 00:38:47 and read 3692 times.



Quoting United airline (Reply 5):
So how many active B 747-400s?

according to NZ's January issue of the inflight magaizne KIA ORA, there are 7 in NZ's fleet....

Cheers
micha

Topic: RE: How Many NZ B 747-400s Still In Service?
Username: United airline
Posted 2010-01-20 00:43:33 and read 3668 times.

LHR-HKG-AKL will be kept right??????

Will QF go daily on LHR-HKG?

Topic: RE: How Many NZ B 747-400s Still In Service?
Username: NZ107
Posted 2010-01-20 01:42:38 and read 3574 times.



Quoting United airline (Reply 8):
LHR-HKG-AKL will be kept right??????

Well for now there's not much point in dropping it.. The 772 remains the better aircraft to use on this route but things could change when the 77Ws arrive.


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