ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5310 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3995 times:
NZ said the other day that they have a Load Factor of 74.4% on the AKL-HKG-LHR route, how much traffic they are picking up on the HKG-LHR sector I'm not sure. I don't think either will be looking at extra flights in the short term, both are short of aircraft.
I think NZ are fairly happy with the route at the moment considering its been going less than 12 months.
Tracks From China, joined Mar 2004, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3920 times:
Speaking with a NZ FA in April he said that the NZ HKG-LHR flights were consistently going out with with 70 - 100 seats empty in Y. I'd assume that things have picked up for the Summer. Also, NZ has been the cheapest airline to fly on the route over the last few months, in some instances cheaper than Oasis' flight HKG-LGW. NZ is advertising a HK$3750 fare return LHR-HKG right now.
Of course less than stellar Y loads or yields don't necessarily mean the route is under performing but it does show how intense the HKG-LON competition has become with 5 airlines flying nonstop with a total of 11 flights each day, most on 744s.
LHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2610 times:
I flew NZ LHR-HKG on Thursday night (and yep they were cheapest at time of booking, certainly out of the LHR-HKG carriers) and there were 363 passengers aboard, not sure of the seating capacity of NZ's 744s but it looked very full.
Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned forever skyward