* Bali services return next year
* NZ and 'STAR ALLIANCE' is it the right alliance?
* ZK-MVA first ATR 72-600 all ready to come home to New Zealand
* ATR 72-600 Routes
* Star Alliance changes for 'GOLD'
* Nelson Airport voted best airport in New Zealand
* ANZ A320 help in Sea Rescue Mission
* AKL-AMS on ''Grabaseat''
* NZ 'Nightrider' Fares drop to NZ$7 in the lead up to Xmas
* NZ third in 'Conde Nast Travelers list of best foreign airlines
* Gisborne Airport raise landing fees NZ reduce services
* WLG terminal upgrade cost 40 Million NZ$
* NZ and the new 'Hobbit 77W'
* Uzbekistan 763 in CHC along with an NZ 763!
ZKOJH From China, joined Sep 2004, 1749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 15888 times:
and the price war has started !
''Jetstar offers 1c airfares''
That 10 cent coin in the back of your jeans could soon see you flying across the country and back.
Jetstar has launched a sale campaign across its domestic network this week with seats on sale for one cent each.
The airline is offering 600 1c airfares every weekday between 6pm and 7pm, with a total of 3000 seats on offer.
Or DJ could use TT to their advantage like QF with JQ. Use TT for routes DJ can't operate with a good profit on due to TT's lower costs (HLZ), launch LCC leisure routes (OOL) and heck.........we might even see TT on..........domestic routes here if DJ wanted.
CHCalfonzo From New Zealand, joined Mar 2007, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 15400 times:
Quoting 777ER (Reply 12): we might even see TT on..........domestic routes here if DJ wanted.
And giving the bird to NZ in the process. Like I alluded before, DJ would only allow this if NZ was onside, otherwise they would loose NZ as a partner. NZ is perfectly capable of combating JQ on their own, there is no need for a dedicated "low cost" airline to supplement NZ services.
mariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 26238 posts, RR: 85
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 15382 times:
Quoting 777ER (Reply 12): Or DJ could use TT to their advantage like QF with JQ. Use TT for routes DJ can't operate with a good profit on due to TT's lower costs (HLZ), launch LCC leisure routes (OOL) and heck..
Several posters on the other thread have referred to Tiger's lower costs, but I wonder how much lower they actually are.
Yes, it has a newer staff (lower pay?) but it doesn't have economies of scale on the fleet and it pays the same fuel costs as everyone else, and airport costs since since it left Avalon.
The only accounts I can find are for the Tiger group and the CASK number is not particularly low. I assume the Australian costs are higher than the system average. Additionally, the CASK went up by 12% in the last year.
It's possible the Tiger parent in Singapore is quite pleased to have someone else take over what has been a problem airline.
MotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3482 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 15206 times:
On the Nightrider front, have just heard an interesting yarn from a friend I used to work with in the advertising industry...
We all know the incumbent NZ CEO is the face for the Nightrider campaign. Well apparently The Hoff, David Hasselhoff, the original Nightrider, was the intended face of the campaign. However, on his way to shoot the commercial he got so loaded on the flight, mixing booze with prescription meds, that he was unable to meet his commitments to the airline (by all accounts was a blithering mess, see youtube of him and his daughter for reference http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jGDc-v_Nms).
NZ's advertising agency had already booked the media and the production company was waiting for talent; the airline had completed planning and back-end booking systems for Nightrider so NZ went into emergency strategy with the new face being the 'recently single' Rob Fyfe who was on-hand for the commercial shoot.
aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7462 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 15047 times:
Quoting mariner (Reply 14): Several posters on the other thread have referred to Tiger's lower costs, but I wonder how much lower they actually are.
There are so many hoops to jump through for any business in NZ of course they are not going to be lower cost than JQ. Especially for a tiny market like NZL. VA already tried and failed, and even Jetstar have not been able to expand as planned. It is hard to have lower costs when there are not enough people to fill the aircraft that are flying.
Quoting mariner (Reply 14): It's possible the Tiger parent in Singapore is quite pleased to have someone else take over what has been a problem airline.
I agree. I think SQ is glad to be rid. They have other risks like Scoot to offset.
sunrisevalley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 5381 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 15001 times:
Will be interesting to see what the flight plan is for NZ39 ( or is it NZ35) on Nov. 1st for the HKG-LHR section.Apparently the 77W might be technical restricted from flying on the Y1 airway across China that the 77E is able to use
Possibly it might look more like a CX 77W flight plan for that sector.