Fauzi From Brunei, joined Jul 2005, 219 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4240 times:
According to AirlinerRoute, as of 28th Mar 2010:
Bandar Seri Begawan – Auckland becomes all non-stop service, no longer route via Brisbane on selected days. Service reduce from Daily to 5 weekly
Bandar Seri Begawan – Brisbane reduce from Daily to 6 weekly
Bandar Seri Begawan – Perth Boeing 767-300 replace Airbus A320, 5 weekly
So I'm assuming no more BNE - AKL flights? I checked the booking engine on bruneiair.com, shows no flights between BNE - AKL.
I understand Brisbane - Bandar Seri Begawan is 6x weekly, with no Monday departure, yet Bandar Seri Begawan - Brisbane is daily, so in the overall scheme of things, it's not a massive change/decline fortunately.
I am sure our Kiwi friends will appreciate nonstop AKL/BWN services.
Fauzi From Brunei, joined Jul 2005, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3724 times:
Quoting Mashimaro1 (Reply 2): Excellent news! Wasn't the BNE - AKL leg timed at some ridiculous hour in the middle of the night? I wonder how many people actually flew BI on that leg.
Looking at statistics from BITRE Australia, between July till October 2009 the average pax load on BNE - AKL was hovering around 69%, while AKL - BNE was around 60%. But I am guessing the main factor here was amount of freight carried, since BWN to PER/BNE had an average of 70% on both legs, but freight were significantly higher.
DJ748 From Australia, joined Jul 2006, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3468 times:
Quoting Mashimaro1 (Reply 2): Excellent news! Wasn't the BNE - AKL leg timed at some ridiculous hour in the middle of the night?
Scheduled departure from BNE at 21:45, which at this time of year means an arrival into AKL about 03:45. That arrival time is worse than DJ's tasman flights ex BNE. But in saying that, the AKL-BNE timings ex AKL look quite decent - 12:40 arrival into BNE so that equates to a depature time of roughly 11:30. That matches some flights from NZ, QF and EK - don't have to get out of bed too early.
AerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7184 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2555 times:
The changes will be for better utilization of their aircraft. It doesn't make sense to send a 77W through Australia to New Zealand - especially if they want to tap into the 1 stop European market from down this way.