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by planemanofnz
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 16769

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

... is it a hint that it probably won’t last? There are still quite a few planes in the fleet which NZ hasn't even re-painted from the old teal to the new black livery yet, despite the livery already being ~6 years old (IIRC, launched in 2013). The livery is still relatively new as far as liveries ...

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by planemanofnz
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 115
Views: 11875

Re: SIA brand overhaul

While the female uniform isn't changing, I wonder if the male one will be? IIRC, it was brought in over 10 years ago. I personally really like it, but wonder if they will refresh it in this brand overhaul?

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 16769

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

aerohottie wrote:
SQ to operate direct A350 flights on WLG-SIN ...

IIRC, the results of the 359 testing in WLG last year were not released. This could signal that they were negative, not allowing the 359 to safely perform routes like WLG - SIN. I hope that this is not the case though.

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 16769

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

PER - LHR SFO - SIN QF and UA's 789's are far less dense than NZ's, and both of these cited routes can support low-density premium-heavy configurations, given the nature of commercial links. For example, the MEL - PER - LHR routing ties-in well with the geographic spread of companies like BHP, Rio ...

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by planemanofnz
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA launches NRT-PER
Replies: 63
Views: 9660

Re: ANA launches NRT-PER

Not sure what point your trying to make. Japan ... a lot tourists in both directions and business ties. There are greater business and tourism ties between WA and China, than there are between WA and Japan. China has, compared to Japan: - 3-4x the amount of two-way trade with WA - 2x the amount of ...

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by planemanofnz
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA launches NRT-PER
Replies: 63
Views: 9660

Re: ANA launches NRT-PER

Daily from the get go, and without US connections? I am very skeptical.

IIRC, PER can't even sustain daily year-round flights to Mainland China.

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 45391

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

One of the biggest losers from the growth in direct services from MEL is NZ who used to advertise transitting in AKL as preferential to SYD. This ongoing direct growth means the need for transitting anywhere continues to reduce. Query this. If you're going to somewhere like IAH or ORD, I still thin...

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by planemanofnz
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing
Replies: 70
Views: 15727

Re: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing

Daxing ... CZ is scheduled to relocate its Beijing hub there as a coveted major anchor tenant with an allocated 40% traffic volume of the new airport, a move representing a once-in-a-blue-moon opportunity for the airline for robust growth in Beijing Can you please provide a source which says that: ...

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by planemanofnz
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeju Air announces order for up to 50 737 MAX airplanes
Replies: 17
Views: 4248

Re: Updated: Jeju Air announces order for up to 50 737 MAX airplanes

Wow - this opens up CGK, DEL, DPS, HKT, KTM, KUL, PEN, SIN, and maybe even DRW, DIL and POM at a push (not that those 3 are likely, but still).

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

I just flew into Bali this afternoon on MH from KUL A333. And friends arrived on EK this week direct from AKL. Said it was very light in economy - they had a whole row in the middle to sleep. Wonder really how EK can sustain this given aforementioned info re loads. Have a similar story - from the p...

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by planemanofnz
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 26416

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

I just saw on wikipedia air india is starting flights from dublin to Hyderabad on 1 July but no reference though Where on wiki did you see this? Link please, as I have gone through the Dublin airport, Hyderabad airport and Air India pages and cannot find any such thing. Surely they'd fly to DUB fro...

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by planemanofnz
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is VS's strategy in Asia?
Replies: 91
Views: 13404

Re: What is VS's strategy in Asia?

Couldn't BKK feed east coast US?

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 26416

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

VFRonTop wrote:
DEN ... MEX ...

No - altitude.

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Goa have no flights to ASEAN?
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Why does Goa have no flights to ASEAN?

Just wondering - is it bilaterals, or GOI being slot-constrained? It's a massive tourist destination, which I imagine an ASEAN carrier like TG would be able to facilitate transfers to from Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan and elsewhere.

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is VS's strategy in Asia?
Replies: 91
Views: 13404

Re: What is VS's strategy in Asia?

What about a seasonal MAN - BKK flight? It's one of the largest unserved routes, based on demand. VS already has a strong holiday/leisure-focused route presence ex-MAN - so MAN - BKK would complement the offering well, no?

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: D7 drops AKL
Replies: 23
Views: 4390

Re: D7 drops AKL

... when you've got full service Chineses based airlines constantly offering AKL-Asia for around $600 return, is there really the need for an AKL-Asia LCC market? China is very different to SE Asia - and yes, I believe there is a market for an LCC to SE Asia, as fares on most carriers for AKL - SE ...

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by planemanofnz
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 46232

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

SCFlyer wrote:
As the other posters said earlier, wouldn't OOL be too low yielding?

Same could be said for places like APW and RAR, which see NZ widebodies.

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

Hi all. Just wondering how many flights Emirates have a day to Auckland? Are there any more trans tasman flights? or have they all gone? All i can find is one flight to DPS and one flight to DXB. Am i missing any? Ignoring changes relating to DXB runway upgrades, there are usually 3x daily EK fligh...

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by planemanofnz
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

Pax are down around -12% on PER-AKL since Sept 2016 peak according to BITRE. Some of that will be driven by a reduced QF season last year, but not all of it. QF leaving and the economic slump would have played a part, no doubt, but I wonder if NZ's constant product inconsistency on the route of lat...

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by planemanofnz
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

It gets a little frustrating that you keep on making these statements as if they are fact and your viewpoint is the only one, but it doesnt really seem to be backed up by anything... I'm sorry you are frustrated - I truly am - and I wasn't aware of fare pricing sheets cited, which are interesting t...

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by planemanofnz
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

Crews (for almost all airlines including NZ) are paid a lot less in London than they are elsewhere. LHR crew are actually cheaper for NZ than AKL crew. Training etc is done in AKL for the bigger things which is fine the crew can operate or pax down (or use a local airlines facilities if needed). Sa...

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by planemanofnz
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

2) Traditional ties between UK and NZ. As has been stated many times here, it's not really a New Zealand - UK route - it's a US - UK one, so traditional ties shouldn't be that relevant? 3) Services the whole Europe market as a gateway. For LAX-based customers, sure - for everyone else on NZ's netwo...

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by planemanofnz
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

- The SQ alliance doesn't seem to cover CDG - anyone know why, and what alternatives there could be? A deal with AF? DUB and MAD are the other two big gaps I see, but obviously SQ doesn't fly to those. Possibly tactical on the part of NZ so they can route them through HKG which CX serves daily. CX ...

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by planemanofnz
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: D7 drops AKL
Replies: 23
Views: 4390

Re: D7 drops AKL

You have to wonder why they didn't drop it down to 3x or 4x weekly from daily, or make it seasonal (NW), before deciding to axe AKL completely?

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

I think most people are already well aware of that ... the key point is whether the LAX - LHR tag can survive, . Perhaps not if the question has been asked and you call it a tag. It's not a "tag". NZ's intent is for LAXLHR to operate as its' own one leg sector. Read what I said again. Ok ...

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by planemanofnz
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

VA has been pleased with its performance, according to JB, in the short space of time since the NZ alliance ended. Borghetti told reporters after the Virgin Australia annual general meeting in Brisbane on Wednesday the addition of new routes, as well as product upgrades both on the ground and in the...

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by planemanofnz
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 46232

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

D7 dropping OOL - AKL from February, in what should be a boost to NZ, JQ and VA who operate the route.

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/108 ... land-route.

Cheers,

C.
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D7 is dropping AKL from February - I've set up a separate thread to discuss.

See: https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/108 ... land-route.

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: D7 drops AKL
Replies: 23
Views: 4390

D7 drops AKL

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/108 ... land-route.

A shame, indeed. Hopefully it can come back as a non-stop flight at some point in the future.

Cheers,

C.
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Hi all

Just in - D7 is dropping its Auckland to Kuala Lumpur (via Gold Coast) route from February.

See: https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/108 ... land-route.

A shame, indeed. Hopefully it can come back as a non-stop flight at some point in the future.

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

Here she is - the latest 789 livery to serve AKL! Stunning! The first flight landed today. https://scontent.fwlg1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/45770682_2054782767914822_8950255410099519488_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent.fwlg1-1.fna&oh=1a220c93112898a09476fcb0b7a6b2c4&oe=5C7A6D8D See: http...

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by planemanofnz
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

LAX-LHR is a one-stop flight. So it AKL-LAX and there is some premium market AKL-LHR on there to supplement it. I think most people are already well aware of that ... the key point is whether the LAX - LHR tag can survive, irregardless of the miniscule AKL - LHR traffic it also carries. There are v...

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by planemanofnz
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

This is how LAXLHR and NZ2 as we know it survived Luxon's long-haul review when BJS, HKG-LHR got axed. Yes, but we're asking whether it will continue to survive reviews into the future? :? We're all well aware that it's LAX-LHR O&D that they're going after, and not the AKL connections, but thin...

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by planemanofnz
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

zkeoj wrote:
a AKL-YVR-EWR would be possible. Or, dare I say, AKL-MEX-EWR? ;-)

... or even an AKL - NAN - EWR or AKL - PPT - EWR routing (subject to ASA's). :lol:

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 26416

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Are Etihad struggling on that route? ME/Asian traffic is booming, up 19% last month so surprised they're cutting back They dropped PER, which would've hurt them badly at DUB, as DUB - PER was a major corridor. They'd also be hurt by 1) China and Hong Kong now having direct flights, and 2) various s...

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by planemanofnz
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future CX routes?
Replies: 37
Views: 4287

Re: Futute CX routes?

Dare I say - seasonal to ANC for cargo and the cruises?

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future CX routes?
Replies: 37
Views: 4287

Re: Futute CX routes?

I'd love to see them at WLG, but that would have to be via somewhere (like AKL, CHC, Australia or the Pacific Islands) until any runway extension. There's demand - anna.aero highlighted that WLG has the 2nd most unmet (non-stop) demand from China in Oceania, after NAN (ahead of CBR). Further, WLG wo...

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by planemanofnz
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

zkojq wrote:
Honestly, that seems the smart way to approach things. A second frequency with a morning departure ex AKL to PVG would surely add the most value to the network IMO.

Yes, but if only it were that easy - the slot situation at PVG is a nightmare! :shock:

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

Re CX they might turn around and say they won’t do CHC without the JV, NZ are very unlikely to do it. What will the regulators say about that should they reject a renewal of the JV? Honestly, I don't think the NZCC will care if CX drops CHC in retaliation for the JV being cancelled. At 3x weekly fo...

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by planemanofnz
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

A35K likely to do LHR This is an interesting topic - whether/how much longer NZ will stay at LHR. What do people think? I still think unless the world economy turns bad, NZ will pull the trigger earlier and start receiving these in 2021. I think the world economy will turn bad - we're overdue for a...

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by planemanofnz
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

It is covered under the JV, its just that its the only destination that doesnt have an NZ codeshare on the flight - but very much in the JV fares I wonder why they a) don't codeshare on CA to major destinations, like KMG, and b) don't even offer interline fares on CA to major destinations, like XMN...

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by planemanofnz
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

NZ6 wrote:
For me, scenario B then A.

:checkmark: +1, totally agree, and think/hope scenario B is what will happen.

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

... my thoughts instantly went to if they withdraw how will the market view this for NZ's alliance with CX ... IMO, it's not how the market will view this that we should be thinking about - it's how the regulator would view it. On that, I think the regulator would view an HX withdrawal negatively, ...

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by planemanofnz
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer lingus A350's
Replies: 28
Views: 8497

Re: Aer lingus A350's

EI doesn’t need the 350 - the 330 is perfect for their range and capacity requirements. They are the North Atlantic value airline for IAG. WW has touted EI's potential in Asia, and the 330 is limited for that market (e.g. couldn't do SIN, which is a key gateway to the Irish community in Australasia...

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by planemanofnz
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

One step closer to the CHT runway upgrade, and 3C likely getting jets. Still a looong way to go, but this is a positive step in the right direction! The long awaited upgrade of New Zealand’s most remote regional airport moved one step closer last week when the Board of Chatham Island Airport Ltd sig...

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by planemanofnz
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

Wow - another highly strategic (and good) move (IMO) - BR will codeshare with NZ on AKL - TPE from December, with some further codesharing too (NZ on BR flights ex-TPE to ICN and 8 cities in Japan, and BR on NZ flights ex-BNE to AKL and CHC, and ex-AKL domestically). BR is a really good carrier, and...

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by planemanofnz
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

NZ has slightly amended its network map for codeshare operations in its Kia Ora magazine, from this month. Thankfully, reference to the non-existent 'Pulau' in the South China Sea has been removed (shocked it took them so long to do so). Some interesting observations: - The SQ alliance doesn't seem ...

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by planemanofnz
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

BIG NEWS, PEOPLE - CX is bringing the A350-1000 to AKL, from 1 December (replacing the planned 77W service)! CX has many 77W configurations, but if I'm right, this move will represent a slight capacity downgrade to AKL's market? See: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/281375/cathay-p...

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by planemanofnz
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

On loads I was surprised how full SQ285 was today, was onboard and it was probably 90% full down the back, no idea up front, one day doesn’t tell a story I’m well aware but given they have just gone 3 daily NZ/SQ I didn’t expect it to be so full in early November. I'm not surprised - SQ is a fabulo...

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by planemanofnz
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

I reckon the Air New Zealand division of the Commerce Commission will say it's ok. Jokes aside, I do think the NZCC would look upon an HX withdrawal negatively for the next CX-NZ JV renewal. This is because, IMHO, the existing benefits of the JV have not outweighed the cost of the JV being able to ...

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by planemanofnz
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 32402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

I wonder what EK’s next response will be? Yeah, me too. The two ports I'd love to see them replace DPS with in Asia are 1) SIN (to give some competition to that important market), and/or 2) CGK (with it being arguably the biggest hole in AKL's Asian connectivity). I think they'll give DPS at least ...

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