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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5294 posts, RR: 11
Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

Hey Guys,

I heard that in the early mid 1990's PR were considering a service to AKL. How serious was this if it was true? Has anyone else heard anything about this?

Would they consider flying to AKL now?


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User currently offlineHugo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1258 times:

The mid-1990's prior to the Asian Economic Crisis were a time of expansion and optimism for PR. Although I am not completely certain, AKL could have been a possible destination. I doubt that this is the case now. They do not even serve Europe anymore and I believe the there is greater MNL-Europe (e.g. LGW,CDG) traffic than MNL-AKL.

User currently offlineA380jet From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

I hope that PR will regain its former glory. Like it did in 60/70's In those times PAL had one of the largest route network of any airline in asia. I think in the future they should order some A340-500s and do Direct MNL-ORD/EWR/YYZ because that is the only market PAL has not tapped into yet.

User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5294 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1210 times:

Thanks for the replies guys!!

It seems that even now PAL could do with extra long haul aircraft for the US services like A340's to serve HNL rather than A330's! SFO could probably do with a 744 instead of an A340. I wonder if they have any plans to return to Europe? I agree that Europe would definatly have more traffic than MNL-AKL would!


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1206 times:

Why does it matter if they serve HNL with A340s or A330s? Aren't PAL's Airbus widebodies similarly configured.

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User currently offlineN751PR From United States of America, joined May 2002, 1248 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1205 times:

Well the A340s have a 3 class configuration while the A330s have 2.


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1201 times:

Ah, I thought they were more similarly configured than that.

My guess is HNL is a leisure/family oriented destination. Probably better suited to the 2 class config.

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