777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11310 posts, RR: 17 Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1882 times:
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Welcome to a.net Airnz777pilot. I see your wanting to become a pilot. I've got a younger step brother who is currently with the young eagles at WLG and has already clocked up a few thousand flying hours. He wants to join the RNZAF and fly their B757s then fly long haul with NZ.
Gardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1669 times:
Would be nice to see KE year round at CHC.
Uptil about the late 90s, KE operated three weekly SEL-AKL-CHC services, a mix of MD11/B744s.
The tourist market out of Korea is seasonal, very heavy during the NZ summer months, and quietens during the winter.
However KE might have a change in market strategy if they go year round. They are probably looking at the o NZ-Europe market, and then there is China as well. And Im sure they could market more effectively the southern winter ski destinations in NZ to the outbound Korean/Chinese market.
The Korean Air flights ; Europe-Incheon-New Zealand are not timed very well at the moment for connecting flights between europe and N.Z.
When Asiana used to operate AKL-ICN, their flights were also timed badly to connect onwards to europe so they provided a free nights accomodation in Incheon.
I do not know KE's policy on this though.
Quoting Gardermoen (Reply 8): Uptil about the late 90s, KE operated three weekly SEL-AKL-CHC services, a mix of MD11/B744s
Today they operate to AKL daily with 777's and ocassionally a 744.
CHC is seasonal.
KE also used to operate flights to NZ via NAN.