Fly2CHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7371 times:
Yep, from February looks like all the Emirates flights from Auckland to Dubai will only have one stop (in Australia). We knew about the switch of DXB-BKK-SYD to CHC, but now the DXB-SIN-BNE has become a terminator meaning their knew A345 non-stop to BNE will continue on to AKL.
So, within 20 mins there will be:
With this change they should have connected DXB-SIN-MEL onto AKL and reverted the DXB-MEL-CHC to provide the South Islanders with a one-stop option.
Someone mentioned that EK are restricted to only 4 daily flights across the Tasman. Does anyone have a link for this?
ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5458 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 6446 times:
This has been posted in the past.
Quoting Fly2CHC (Thread starter): With this change they should have connected DXB-SIN-MEL onto AKL and reverted the DXB-MEL-CHC to provide the South Islanders with a one-stop option.
The reason for not doing this is because the current 1 stop service via MEL will change to an A380 at some stage possibly late 2009 early 2010 continuing to AKL. They are trying to get more AKL-Europe traffic by offering all the flights 1 stop to DXB from AKL whereas CHC gets a larger aircraft and a BKK link.
Ex CHC EK started with a MEL service because MEL got extra flights before SYD, once they added a second SYD service it made more sense to fly SYD-CHC where there is more local traffic than MEL.
Quoting Fly2CHC (Thread starter): Someone mentioned that EK are restricted to only 4 daily flights across the Tasman. Does anyone have a link for this?
Not sure on the link but there will be one somewhere. EK would be flying PER-AKL if they could and may have just kept MEL-CHC. I think in the case of PER-AKL they may have also been denied access by the Australian goverment because no Australian airline flies the route, SAA applied and they were denied for this reason I've heard.