I do know which airline, but im not saying which, as the airline has not announced it.
The A340 would NEVER be able to land, let alone depart from WLGs runway, unless it was an empty flight, even then it would be pushing the limits.
can handle 3-4 wide body aircraft on the International side and around about the same on the domestic side. WLG
tarmac space was designed to be able to handle wide body aircraft when either AKL
has been closed to due fog or emergencys etc, this design has been put to good use at least 10 times now, mostly when AKL
was closed, recently was during the SQ
And lets be honest CHC now gets non-stops to LAX but does WLG really have the population as said above?
If the airlines didn't believe that WLG
had the popluation to sustain larger aircraft, more direct flights and more frequent flights then WLG
would remain the new zealand narrow body capital.
Lets just remember that in the 1980s both NZ
flew B767s daily to WLG