RyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 4690 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4718 times:
Quoting Bluebird191 (Reply 3): I'm confused - havent they already been flying this route with a stop in DRW enroute in both directions, often with an A321?
Yep which is why I'm thinking it must be an A330. They already fly the route 1 stop so I sincerely doubt that they are making a big song and dance about "launching" a six year old route which they never cut!
(Is there any possibility that an A320 could make it? I was under the impression that the answer was no)
EDIT - I'm going to answer my own question, I see on GCMap that CNS-SIN is 700mi longer than LAX-JFK. Therefore there is surely not a bat's chance in hell of an A320 making it
Yah I realised that soon after posting... Perhaps this will be a mix of the one stop A320 via DRW and a couple of weekly nonstop A332's. They might even be able to squeeze a rotation in between trips to Japan if they cut the legs down to SYD to an A320 with an aircraft change in CNS.
initious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1053 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4356 times:
Quoting brad330 (Reply 7): I think the 332 capacity will come from AKL-SIN.
Although I can't confirm it, but I don't think so. It has all along been operated with JQ aircraft and JQ crew with a 3K flight number that's all. Transferring the flight from JQ to 3K does not do anything to the schedules although the timings has been slightly altered by an hour.
Besides that, I'd really love to see a direct link between SIN and CNS again. Last time a there was a non-stop between the 2 cities were SQ with their A310s (correct me if I'm wrong) so it would be great if we see a non-stop flight once again!
6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3314 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3942 times:
Quoting initious (Reply 10): Besides that, I'd really love to see a direct link between SIN and CNS again. Last time a there was a non-stop between the 2 cities were SQ with their A310s (correct me if I'm wrong) so it would be great if we see a non-stop flight once again!
Does anyone know the significance of the SIN-AKL service being JQ coded rather than 3K coded from 1 Jul?
crewing. can use Singaporean pilots and crew.
The SIN-AKL-SIN flights have always been operated by JQ pilots and 3K cabin crew but perhaps starting from 1st July these flights will be operated by JQ pilots and JQ cabin crew instead?
Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 5):
I don't think an A320 would have the range to cover 3112 miles.
The Airbus A320 has a published range of 3300 nautical miles and even the A321 has a published range of around 3200 nautical miles but that's not to say they can be deployed economically on such sectors taking into account the need to uplift extra fuel for possible diversions on top of the legal minimum fuel reserve requirements and there is also going to be payload restrictions on such long sectors.