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by zkncj
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 15793

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I would say there is next to no chance they would introduce Prem Y on the remaining 789's, since they won't even have Polaris. I just thought the remaining 77W's would make sense, because if they arrangement in Y isn't too different from the existing layout, they could retrofit the 14 on site relat...

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by zkncj
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

NZ does have some experience with AKL-NTL in the past, SJ (NZ's old LCC) used to operate the route back in the early 2000s with an 733. Now with growing passenger numbers across the Tasman, it could be an good time to give it ago. Along with most peak AKL-SYD services now being an wide body they pro...

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by zkncj
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

I can’t recall as to when they planned to withdraw the B77L from their fleet. The 77L was only seen as a possibility due to the B789 short fall but it seems NZ plan to have their engine troubles resolved by the end of February perhaps?!? EK413 NZ has only got 3 more 789s to be delivered, then all 1...

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by zkncj
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QantasLink to receive 2 A320s
Replies: 15
Views: 3292

Re: QantasLink to receive 2 A320's

I’d hope the displaced 738 replace 330s on transcon which can be moved to international. I’d imagine if the Perth hub gets up we’ll see 789s SYD/BNE/MEL connecting on to the EU which should also support domestic transcon premium, especially with the advantage of F lounge access in SYD/MEL despite t...

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by zkncj
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

HiFly A343 on NZ175/176 PER-AKL has been extended to 23 Feb 18 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/276700/air-new-zealand-extends-hi-fly-aircraft-service-to-feb-2018/ Well this puts the ex-EY B77L possibilities to rest. EK413 In the short-term yes - although wasn't from March '18 that...

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by zkncj
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QantasLink to receive 2 A320s
Replies: 15
Views: 3292

Re: QantasLink to receive 2 A320's

Will this cause difficulties with the pilots' union at QF proper? It's one thing for Network to fly the F100 and Cobham the B712 (which no US airline would be able to do), but A320s are unquestionably mainline territory. (I also remember it being said a long time ago that part of the rationale for ...

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by zkncj
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 185
Views: 14112

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

HiFly A343 on NZ175/176 PER-AKL has been extended to 23 Feb 18 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/276700/air-new-zealand-extends-hi-fly-aircraft-service-to-feb-2018/ https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/travel-alerts?eventid=n3BmxDuEv2ZSZsjKRMa0 NZ has confirmed that AKL-SYD will be opera...

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by zkncj
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 185
Views: 14112

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

NZ first mooted ORD I believe when the 772 came along, obviously it is to far for that frame to do it viably so it hasn’t happened yet. The 772 allowed YVR/EZE/IAH which couldn’t be done viable with the 744. The 77W replaced the 744 and the 789 replaces the remaining 763’s, now we are seeing growth...

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by zkncj
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

One of the QF SYD-PER flights this morning left SYD with no bags on board https://twitter.com/vanOnselenP/status/952705132285739008 Astonishing how people are so quick to jump onto social media. Surely there’s a reason behind it! EK413 Question being, did they tell passengers before take off and le...

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by zkncj
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

FYI the NZ A320/321NEO’s are mainly replacing the existing fleet although there has been mention that some of the owned ones might stay if required and could possibly be used domestically to increase capacity there or I guess they could continue International if needed there as well. There is also ...

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by zkncj
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 185
Views: 14112

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

NZ’s capacity that goes to DPS/SGN in NS goes to additional PER/EZE/KIX in NW For now, yes, but NZ is continually taking delivery of new 789s, to be deployed on new seasonal winter routes (like AKL - SIN). Don't they only have 2 more remaining 789s to be delivered? taking the total fleet to 13 whic...

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by zkncj
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 127
Views: 34322

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

Etihad's seat configuration (3 class with F and no PE) and the low seat count (239 even with 10-abreast Y) would be awkward fit with NZ from a logistics standpoint... The Y seat count is really not that much diff to NZ's current 777/787s 77E J: 26 . PE: 40 Y: 246 77W J: 44 . PE: 54 Y: 244 789 V1 J:...

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by zkncj
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 127
Views: 34322

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

Wouldn’t surprise me if NZ dry lease these birds to back fill the absent 3 x B789’s which are grounded. EK413 Add to the fact they have hinted that want so start services to New York in the longer term, could be an good 'testing aircraft' with out having to layout major captail costs. Certainly in ...

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by zkncj
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

I think VA have a very loose interpretation of the term 'meals'. A biscuit and cup of water/juice does not constitute a meal. Agreed - the fact they marked all domestic flights have an snack should looked at by the ACCC, you could hardly call an biscuit smaller than an 50c coin an snack. Similar to...

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by zkncj
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 127
Views: 34322

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

EK413 wrote:
Wouldn’t surprise me if NZ dry lease these birds to back fill the absent 3 x B789’s which are grounded.

EK413


Add to the fact they have hinted that want so start services to New York in the longer term, could be an good 'testing aircraft' with out having to layout major captail costs.

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by zkncj
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Up till 2014 Virgin Australia was continuously growing its share of the market. On face value this was going to be a successful transformation of the airline. ......but there was a considerable amount of cost associated with this. Virgin Australia: a. effectively started a new airline, Virgin Austr...

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by zkncj
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour NZ might dry lease 777
Replies: 22
Views: 4850

Re: Rumour NZ might dry lease 777

Thought Virgin might have assisted. They have a lot of A332’s on transcontinental that could be easily subbed with a 737. Id imagine they would have a fairly hefty asking price though. NZ/VA aren't really 'Friends' anymore - they get together to make the Tasman work although that is as far as they ...

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by zkncj
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour NZ might dry lease 777
Replies: 22
Views: 4850

Re: Rumour NZ might dry lease 777

MoKa777 wrote:
How long will each aircraft be out of service?


It was expected a couple of months wait on replacement engines, the 3x 789s parked up at AKL have been there since around the 5-6 December.

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by zkncj
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour NZ might dry lease 777
Replies: 22
Views: 4850

Re: Rumour NZ might dry lease 777

http://www.myairlease.com/available/ava ... _lease_777

Looks like there are a couple of 2002 ex-SQ 77E's out there on the market - might be still owned by one of SQ's holding companies too!
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http://www.myairlease.com/available/ava ... _lease_777

Looks like there are a couple of 2002 ex-SQ 77E's out there on the market - might be still owned by one of SQ's holding companies too!

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by zkncj
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour NZ might dry lease 777
Replies: 22
Views: 4850

Re: Rumour NZ might dry lease 777

Why would they not just extend the HiFly leases if this is so? Really depends on how long the HiFly aircraft are available e.g. they got them are short-notice over the Christmas period, probably typically an quite time for HiFly. If they we're to be doing an dry lease - one would think it might be ...

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by zkncj
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

And VA's NZ flights all suffer from no front end business- they have publically admitted this with all the corp traffic going to NZ/QF. VA basically doesn't have an brand presence in New Zealand anymore, apart from the odd campaign for the flights to RAR and TBU, everything thing else e.g. Tasman i...

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by zkncj
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 185
Views: 14112

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

I'm trying to find out how delayed a flight was getting into AKL from NAN on Sunday. Anyone know how I can check? Is there a website etc pls? If you Google the flight number you will usually get pointed to flight-radar who publish 7 days information for free, are you talking about NZ755 on Sunday? ...

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by zkncj
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

POM VA load factor 34.1%/37.6% (BNE) QF load factor 70.9%/66.4% (BNE) PX load factor 50.3%/42.2% (BNE, CNS, SYD, TSV) Another poor performance by VA in a route they have been established in a lot longer than QF with their own metal. PX does operate 767s to BNE and occasionally SYD due to higher fre...

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by zkncj
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 185
Views: 14112

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

Has anyone heard what NZ is planning to do beyond the end of January with HiFly?

All 3 of the 789s parked at AKL, look to have been parked up ready for long-term storage.

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by zkncj
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will happen to Etihads 77L's
Replies: 13
Views: 2285

Re: What will happen to Etihads 77L's

Maybe will get some short-term use from airlines that are currently battling with the 789 issues at current - which is really just starting to become an real issue. Maybe EH could wet lease them as temporary cover to these airlines. VS/NZ have both been hit hard by the 789 engine issues - with NZ cu...

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by zkncj
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Airline Ratings https://www.airlineratings.com : can't work this one out, half the time it's just shameless PR for Qantas and Air New Zealand with regurgitated press releases, strangely random stories about anything to fo with travel and aviation but sometimes good updates on the MH370 search. Hone...

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by zkncj
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Luxon vs Broghetti is almost worth an TV show on Barvo! A dramatic mini-series maybe, I'd watch it! Did anybody publish a solid report of exactly what happened, or was it like JT leaving Virgin in a hurry, exact reasons generally hushed up? What I heard was that at a board meeting Luxon demanded th...

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by zkncj
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 185
Views: 14112

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

Could do AKL-NSN/PMR/NAP, or WLG-HLZ/TRG? Worth a try, I reckon. PMR,HLZ both used to have jet services in the past to Australia, NPE/TRG gets the odd 738/320 on charter services. All would need to have AVSEC added if they we're too get services again, although guess this is covered by the fee we p...

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by zkncj
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 185
Views: 14112

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

Have often wonder if the A320 is to 'large' for what JQ is trying to achieve within the New Zealand market, If you look at there operations for the past 8 years within New Zealand they haven't really grown and Frequency hasn't really grown, if anything its reduced on some routes. If you look at AKL-...

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by zkncj
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Even if the Luxon and Borghetti feud further detoriates to an extent where the Tran-Tasman JV does get cancelled, VA is not likely to withdrew from the NZ market as Delta and the SkyTeam interline and/or codeshare partners would still want NZ feed. VA flights would just be re-timed to feed into the...

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by zkncj
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 185
Views: 14112

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

Looking at NZ vs JQ at an weeks notice: AKL-NSN - NZ $49 // JQ $35 AKL-NPE - NZ $69 // JQ $45 AKL-NPL - NZ $89 // JQ $39 AKL-PMR - NZ $99 // JQ $35 Its only slightly concerning that an week-out from departure you can get an $35 oneway fare on AKL-NSN on Jetstar - it also makes you wonder how little ...

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by zkncj
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 185
Views: 14112

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

For example: - Has JQ's expansion hurt NZ? If so, that is good - a hurt NZ is less likely to expand, and threaten QF. - Has JQ's expansion helped to provide more feed for the QF Group's various international operations? . NZ's typical threaded action - is so increase capacity rapidly and well beyon...

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by zkncj
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 185
Views: 14112

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

JQ's New Zealand operations are profitable, with a pre-tax profit of NZ$3.062 million in the recent FY. Is there potential for JQ to expand its regional operations, if the DH3 fleet is wound down in Australia? In particular, I am thinking of HLZ, ROT (QF even used to fly jets on the ROT - CHC route...

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by zkncj
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skycouch seats ? are they making money
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Re: Skycouch seats ? are they making money

I’ve always wondered.... can one book Skycouch as a single traveller? If so, what is the uptick above an Economy ticket? NZ I dont see prices for a single person but for 2 or 3 https://www.airnewzealand.com/optional-fees#SkyCouch CI https://www.china-airlines.com/us/en/booking/manage-booking/addon-...

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by zkncj
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skycouch seats ? are they making money
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Re: Skycouch seats ? are they making money

NZ owns the patent for converting 3 Y seats into an bed with fold-up footrests, so CA has to pay NZ for the right to use the product. Are the FF with status getting to use the couch for "free" or do they have more pitch or better locations than "regular" seats?[/quote] Typically...

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by zkncj
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 71
Views: 11180

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

Goodbye window shades next? Seat pockets too?

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by zkncj
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Now that JQ has been operating the Q300 for just over two years in New Zealand now, how likely could we see Jetstar move into the Regional Market in Australia to make an decent into the likes of REX? I suspect Jetstar would be better off trying to further expand its operations in New Zealand rather...

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by zkncj
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skycouch seats ? are they making money
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Re: Skycouch seats ? are they making money

Typically only half are SkyCouch rows are allocated as SkyCouch on Long-Haul services on NZ, then the other half are just used as Frequent Flyer seating (e.g. *Gold) with 3 people allocated as per normal rows. Most of the allocated SkyCouch rows seem to be used, commonly with 1 Adult and Two small e...

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by zkncj
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Now that JQ has been operating the Q300 for just over two years in New Zealand now, how likely could we see Jetstar move into the Regional Market in Australia to make an decent into the likes of REX? Wouldn’t that be invading QFLINK territory? EK413 Not wholly - JQ could step into those routes that...

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by zkncj
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 5899

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

VH-SBW seems to be back in Australia - so maybe it will get re-painted as Qantas?

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by zkncj
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are 777s always this loud?
Replies: 47
Views: 7420

Re: Are 777s always this loud?

Different models of the 777 have different engines, which largely effect the the cabin noise. The 77W is an much newer model, which was developed in the early 2000s hence it has newer engines.

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by zkncj
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Now that JQ has been operating the Q300 for just over two years in New Zealand now, how likely could we see Jetstar move into the Regional Market in Australia to make an decent into the likes of REX?

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by zkncj
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

[ Hmm interesting re the JV and AKL-LAX, QF would need a lot more 789’s unless they ran a 5 weekly 744 but really that’s to big and not efficient on a route like AKL-LAX. Re JQ regional it would be interesting to see how much feed they could put into such a service. Do wonder that - if any? Don't t...

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by zkncj
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

As someone who lives in PER I don't necessarily think that QF needs to offer a daily service, but something more than what they currently offer, I think 3 weekly would do fine to start with and frequencies can be added as the route grows and the likes of FRA & CDG come online. Also the A332's a...

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by zkncj
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

- QF to fly daily A330-200 services on AKL-BNE, AKL-MEL & AKL-PER by year end. For AKL-MEL/BNE it's a fact, already loaded in the system. Not daily though, last time I checked. Wasn't it anncouced to be from end of March to be AKL-MEL double daily 332 and AKL-BNE daily 332. [ PER I don't think ...

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by zkncj
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

CX will fly A350-900 on all Australian routes according to the following tweet https://twitter.com/A350_Production/status/948608879528759296 Furthermore the next Australian destination will be Canberra, didn't see this one coming https://www.facebook.com/cxsecret/posts/1597724570305777 HKG-CBR-WLG ...

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by zkncj
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

getluv wrote:
And of course Stuff.co.nz picked this up from their sister site. Mind you anything anti-Air NZ gets a lot of negative comments on Stuff.


Not as bad as Jetstar - the moment that Jetstar cancels an domestic flight or has an few hour delay on flights within New Zealand its breaking news.

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by zkncj
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

^^ NZ could also start their own AKL-NTL/ROK/TSV services, used by the freed up A320s once the A321neos arrive (in addition to partially covering the costs of immigration staff commuting to/from those ports (in conjunction with local councils and/or the state governments) at those larger regional p...

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by zkncj
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 185
Views: 14112

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

There is a rumour in the Australian Aviation Thread that EY will launch AUH - ADL - WLG in October 2018, using 789 equipment. If true, it is interesting that WLG will be added to EY's network ahead of AKL or CHC. IMO, a BNE stop would be better than ADL. Cheers, C. Can WLG handle more than an singl...

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by zkncj
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

[quote="eamondzhang" * NZ and VA revert to being rivals on the Trans-Tasman route when the JV ends in late 2018. * Virgin Australia joins Skyteam with Delta sponsorship, joining part shareholder Hainan group.[/quote] VA has mentioned a lot of times that they're not interested in alliances....

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